How Do Norway Rats Behave Around Indoor And Outdoor Food Sources, Including Baits?

There are two rat species in the United States that are considered common home-invading pests. These species are commonly known as Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) and black rats (Rattus rattus). Due to intense competition between closely related species, Norway rats always outcompete black rats for resources, which makes the former the dominant rat species in urban and suburban areas throughout the US. Norway rats weigh around one pound, and they [...]

February 4th, 2020|

Shortcomings In Modern Garbage Bins Are Largely Responsible For Residential Rat Pest Issues

According to pest control professionals, the main thing contributing to issues with rats in our cities is the current design of our garbage cans and other trash receptacles. The Norway rats that seem to be overflowing in American cities survive primarily on food they find in our garbage. The garbage bins we find around our streets today are completely inadequate when it comes to the task of keeping rats from [...]

January 27th, 2020|

Mice Remain Within 30 Feet Of Indoor Food Sources, And They Will Never Leave Homes Voluntarily As Long As Food Is Available

While rats are certainly skilled at maintaining an incognito presence within homes, no rodent pest is more accustomed to living alongside humans than house mice. House mice are often considered to be primarily indoor-dwelling rodents, and while many house mice do live out their entire lives within homes, they are also capable of living out their entire lives within outdoor habitats. In fact, house mice are able to survive in [...]

January 21st, 2020|

Are Ultrasonic Rodent Control Devices Effective, And Which Rodent Control Products Work Best?

Several rodent control products are widely available in retail stores, including sticky traps, baits, pesticide formulations, sonic pest repellents, and of course, the classic snap trap. The snap traps that most people are used to seeing are shorter in length than a dollar bill and are designed to exterminate mice, but larger versions that effectively kills rats are also widely available to consumers. The snap trap became commercially available for [...]

January 14th, 2020|

How Frequently Do Rat Bites Occur Within Homes? What Medical Conditions Can Result From Rat Bites?

Rodents are endowed with tremendously sharp teeth that they use in order to gnaw on a variety of materials, such as plastic, wood and even metal. Rodent incisors constantly grow, and if they didn’t, rodents would wear their incisors down to nothing. The two most common rodent pests of homes in the US, house mice and Norway rats, frequently use their teeth to inflict damage to walls, furniture upholstery and [...]

January 7th, 2020|

How Living In A Rodent Infested Home Can Lead To Disease, Even If Live-In Rodents Are Never Encountered

Between 1,500 and 2,000 rodent species have been documented worldwide, which makes rodents the largest order of mammals. The most common rodent pest, the house mouse, is small enough to invade homes through tiny entry points on the exterior walls of houses. Mice are primarily motivated to invade homes to secure food, and to a lesser extent, to secure warm shelter that offers protection from outside predators. Mice cause a [...]

January 2nd, 2020|