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Rats and Mice

Rats & mice can commonly be found in homes along the Gulf Coast. Rats & mice can not only cause damage to your home, but also carry diseases that can spread to humans and cause sickness. Getting rid of a rat or mouse infestation can be challenging since they have so many food sources. Call us today or fill out the contact form so we can come out and evaluate your property to determine the best eradication strategy.

How Can I Tell If I Have Rats and Mice In My Home?

To figure out whether you have roof rats or mice, you may be able to hear them in the walls and you may see the droppings. A roof rat is what is found down here along the Gulf Coast. There are also Norway rats that usually stick closer to home, burrow in the ground, and are larger. They can climb, but they’re not as good climbers as roof rats. We usually run into mice when an area has been cleared out and their natural habitat has been destroyed. They simply move to the next safest place.

In addition to droppings, other signs could be areas where something has been gnawed or rub marks. These are oily animals and when they enter through a certain area or they travel a certain path over and over again, they will leave smudges. The best way to describe them is oily rub marks. That means it’s a high-traffic area where these things are coming and going frequently.