Tag: rats

Pest Prevention Tips

Remove sources of food, water and shelter. Store food in sealed plastic or glass containers. Garbage containing food scraps should be placed in tightly covered trashcans. Remove garbage regularly from your home. Fix leaky plumbing and don't let water accumulate anywhere in the home.... more
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Happy Independence Day from A1

You're Not The Only One Celebrating! Mice and other pests don't take breaks on holiday's. If you need HELP with pest issues call any one of our many offices. Quick Tip: If you know where mice are breaking in, wad up some foil and firmly jam it in the hole. We don't know if mice don't like the... more
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What activities increase my risk of exposure to diseases carried by rodents?

Entering or cleaning buildings that have been closed for a long period of time, such as hunting shacks, garages, storage sheds, or anywhere with rodent droppings. You can also get sick by: Breathing dust that is contaminated with urine or droppings. Direct contact with an infected... more
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Rude winter rodent guest

Rodents don’t make good house guests whether they are inside or outside. They dig in flower beds; cause damage to buildings, electrical wiring, vehicles, boats, tools, tarps, linens, paper products, insulation and so much more; they poop everywhere; they spread diseases and they get into any... more
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The Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

Body: Large and bulky Fur: Coarse, brown Belly color: Gray to grayish, with a brown underbelly Weight: 7 to 18 ounces Length: About 16 inches long Tail: Scaly and shorter than the length of the head and body combined Ears: Small with no fur Location: Found across the... more
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Rat Disease

Rats can spread disease through their biting or human contact with their feces/droppings. The most common diseases transmitted to humans or animals by rats are: Salmonellosis Rat bite fever Leptospirosis Plague Murine... more
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Rat Damage

Norway rats dig burrows in which to live. These can cause problems to the stability of homes and buildings when the rats dig beneath them; they also can block sewer lines and spoil the landscaping of yards. As climbers, roof rats are most likely to cause structural damage in homes when they... more
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How Do I Know If I Have Rats?

Because rats are nocturnal and are most active at night, an infestation can develop before a rodent is ever seen. So it is best to keep an eye—and an ear—out for signs of rodent presence. These include: Live or dead rats. Droppings, especially around human or pet food or in or... more
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Rat Facts 2020

Signs of a rat's presence are droppings, gnawing marks, tracks, runways, and burrows. Like mice, rats are nocturnal, have very poor eyesight, but have very strong senses of smell, taste, and hearing. Compared to mice, rats are much larger, have coarser fur, and have proportionately larger... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Rat Movement

Rats can enter a building through a hole as small as 1/2 inch in diameter. They are strong swimmers, so, rats will live in sewers and can enter buildings through broken drains or toilets. A rat will climb to get to the food, water, or shelter. Rats follow regular routines and paths each day. If... more
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