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27, 2014 @ 12:17 AM The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 PROCTORVILLE, OHIO Ohio Pest Control will be conducting a mosquito spraying from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 28 in the Village of Proctorville, weather permitting. If inclement weather prevents the spraying, it will be done on the following Monday, August 4 at the same time. Anyone with respiratory problems should close windows and shut off window AC units until the fog has dissipated. (u’addcomment’,)
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Thursday, July 24, 2014 Rat problem forces Deland Family Dollar store to shut down Related A DeLand Family Dollar store closed Thursday because rats have infested the building. Family Dollar’s headquarters shut down the South Spring Garden Avenue store. Channel 9’s Mario Boone discovered this isn’t the first time that the store has had problems. Boone looked through inspection reports and learned that the DeLand store has had rodent problem since at least January of last year. A sign on the front door of this store reads, “Registers down, store closed.” But Boone learned it was rats not registers that shut the store down. A Channel 9 viewer sent Boone pictures, as proof. “I saw big rats, this big, running around the back of the store,” said customer Hezekiah Perry, “It’s hard to say, there could be hundreds,” said landscaper Troy Overman. Overman said he was brought in to mitigate the problem, which he said is caused by a drainage ditch and overgrown vegetation next to the store.
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Protect yourself from disease-carrying pests
“We’re averaging probably about six a day,” said Roy Moore, president of Jerry’s Pest Control. “Normally we probably get one or two a week this time of year.” Moore has his employees wear masks when going into enclosed areas with mouse droppings. “It is something that we’ll talk to the staff and try to make sure everybody’s trying to follow some precautions when they’re out working because we get into crawl spaces at attics all the time,” he said. People can also open windows when working in areas that could have mice and clean the ground with a bleach-water mixture. Other rodents like prairie dogs have been to blame for spreading fleas carrying the pneumonic plague in other areas of Colorado this month.
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