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    Rats/Mice Control and Extermination Services

    Rodents are known for their ability to breed rapidly, which means their population can quickly get out of control. If you’ve seen even one rat or mouse in or around your home, chances are very great that there are many more you can’t see. That’s why it’s important to call for professional rodent control in Summerville SC and Charleston SC Tri County Areas as soon as possible. Mice and Rats are prolific poopers; thus, you will know if you have an infestation.  Another unsightly sign of a rodent infestation is urine pools and trails.  Mice and rats are known to have weak bladders and leave urine trails as they travel.  Most rodent’s urine and feces have an unforgettable musky smell.  Additionally, mice leave behind urinating pillars which are made of grease, dirt, and urine.

    Breeding peaks in early September as temperatures begin to fall

    General Pest Solutions, LLC technicians are trained in the most effective rodent control methods and know how to recognize the signs of a rat or mouse infestation. Our services include baiting and trapping, andidentifying the places where rodents can enter your home to help prevent further infestation.Norway Rats

    The Norway rat is also called a "sewer rat". Norway rats tend to be larger and more aggressive to animals, humans and each other than Roof rats.

    Diet: Norway rats eat a wide variety of foods but mostly prefer cereal grains, meats, fish, nuts, and some fruits.

    Habitat: When Norway rats invade buildings, they usually remain in the basement or ground floor. They also live in fields, farms, woodpiles and buildings. Their nests are usually lined with shredded paper or cloth.

    Impact: These rats are known for the damage they cause by chewing on materials, urinating on food and eating stored foods. They have also been known to chew on wires, which can cause fires to start. They also carry disease and ectoparasites. Rats will also attack both animals and humans. Human babies and even adults have been killed in rat attacks.

    Prevention:
    Rats will eat almost anything, so keep your homes clean and don’t leave food out.
    Make sure that your home and storage areas are clean and dry.
    Make sure that you clean your sheds, crawlspaces, and garbage cans often.
    Close up any small holes and cracks they can come in through.

     

    Roof Rats

    Roof Rats are excellent climbers and get their name because they usually live high off the ground, like on the roof of a building. They have very poor vision and are color blind, but they have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste. Rats have four to six litters a year and each litter has 6 to 12 babies in it. These rats are only pregnant for about 21 to 23 days and they can start reproducing when they are three months old.

    Diet: Roof Rats prefer eating fruits, berries, vegetables, cereal, pet food, nuts, grain, slugs, snails and rotten food.

    Habitat: Roof Rats are excellent climbers and they usually live in spaces on the tops of buildings, on roofs or in attics. They also live in sheds, garages, boxes, ceilings, under floors, in wood heaps and in thick grass.

    Impact: Roof rats cause damage to structures by chewing, eating stored foods and carrying diseases, such as Hantavirus. They are most famous for spreading the highly contagious bubonic plague in the Middle Ages. Rats will also attack both animals and humans.

    Prevention:
    Rats like to eat, so keep your homes clean and do not leave food out.
    Make sure that your home and storage areas are clean and dry.
    Make sure that you clean your sheds, crawlspaces, and garbage cans often.
    Close up any small holes and cracks they can come in through.

    House Mice
    The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. A female house mouse can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. That’s 150 babies a year!

    Diet: House mice primarily feed on plants, but they will also eat meat and dairy products. They will drink water but require very little of it. They will eat their own droppings to acquire nutrients produced by bacteria in their guts!

    Habitat: House mice live in structures, but they can live outdoors. They breed throughout the year and often share nests with their "relatives".

    Impact: Even the smallest amount of mouse urine can trigger allergies, particularly in children because their immune systems are still developing. Mice spread disease through bite wounds and by contaminating food and water with their waste products. Mice can also spread disease thanks to parasites, such as ticks, fleas and mites. These parasites bite the infected mouse and then spread the disease by biting humans.

    Prevention:
    Mice eat 15-20 times a day, so keep your homes clean and do not leave food out.
    Be sure to empty kitchen and household garbage cans frequently.
    Make sure that your home and storage areas are clean and dry.
    Make sure that you clean your sheds, crawlspaces, and garbage cans often.
    Close up any small holes and cracks they can come in through.

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