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Rat Droppings vs Mouse Droppings

Discovering mice or rat droppings in your home is, unfortunately, a common household problem that needs immediate attention. They gravitate to homes where they can find an easy, reliable source of food and water and a warm, safe place to nest, especially in climates where temperatures get cold in winter. Mice and rats are agile […]

How to Get Rid of Rats in an Apartment

Rats are one of the most common pest problems in apartment buildings. With multiple tenants going in and out of the building all day and night, rats have plenty of opportunities to enter. They mainly enter an apartment building to find shelter, food, and water. When you notice signs of a rat, contact your landlord, […]

What Does a Rat’s Nest Look Like?

A rat’s nest is a messy collection of materials woven together in a ball. Typically, they are about four to six inches in diameter. Rats create soft nests to sleep and to give birth to pups. Rats use a wide range of items to build a nest, mostly whatever is available to them in the […]

How to Get Rid of Rats Under House

If you have rats under your house, it is most likely Norway rats. Norway rats, also known as brown rats, have an instinct to burrow and dig underground tunnels and seek shelter in various spaces beneath a house, such as crawl spaces, basements, and under porches. These dark and secluded areas provide rats with the […]

Can a Rat Chew Through Walls?

One reason rat infestations should be addressed quickly is because of the damage rats can cause with their teeth alone. Rats chew through numerous types of materials making homes vulnerable to entry. A rat only needs an entry point the size of a quarter in order to gain access to a structure, so it is […]

Unveiling the Destructive Power of Rats in Your Home

Rats are some of the most common and most destructive pests that could infest your house. 12% of households have seen rats or mice in their house. Homeowners in these cities might experience more rats than the national average: Trutech’s Rattiest Cities Charleston Charlotte Cleveland Dallas–Fort Worth Greensboro Greenville-Spartanburg Kansas City Minneapolis Seattle Tampa-St. Petersburg […]

Can Snakes Climb? Finding Snake Skins in Attic

In Greenville, a homeowner heard the strangest sound in their attic. After an investigation, we found a snake skin in the attic! In South Carolina, rat snakes are prominent and excellent climbers. It is not uncommon to find them in attics. Because rat snakes ambush their prey, they need to be present where their prey […]

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover Wildlife Removal?

raccoon in yard

Watching a wild animal in your backyard can be quite the experience. Squirrels chasing each other through the trees is cute. Seeing a black bear wander on your property can be thrilling. Those wild animals can damage your property.  When something damages your house, homeowners check their insurance policy for coverage. In certain situations, your […]

Best Bait for Rat and Mouse Traps

rat trap in attic

Rodents are one of the most common pests; fortunately, we’ve taken time to develop some very effective means of getting rid of them. One of the most time-tested and effective is the classic “snap trap.” A wooden snap trap, loaded with a piece of cheese, is what most people envision when they think of rodent […]

How to Tell the Difference Between Rats and Mice

Mouse in a house

If you’re hearing strange scratching or scurrying noises in your walls, or perhaps have noticed some small droppings in the kitchen, laundry room, or basement, chances are your house is being enjoyed by rodents. But in order to determine how to resolve the issue, first you must know what you’re dealing with—mice or rats. Many […]

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