Do you hear scurrying sounds overhead at night? You may have rodents living in your attic. Access may be gained through openings as small as the size of a quarter. Unchecked, their teeth may grow as long as 5 inches annually. To keep them short and sharp, rodents constantly gnaw on everything from wires, beams, building materials, and even food. Baiting and trapping are two methods of controlling the situation. A rodent proofing service is highly recommended to keep future infestations out. Call Highland Pest Control, Inc. to schedule an appointment for a representative to inspect your home or business.
Ordinarily, house mice live outdoors, but like many things, occasionally find their way indoors. Being shy, they live behind walls and in cabinets and furniture. They require very little food to survive and prefer grains, but will nibble on a variety of foods to survive. They don’t stray too far from home, usually only 10’ -30’.
Roof rats are found most often around water and do best where garbage isn’t properly contained. Their favorite food is fresh meat, fish and grains and only need about an ounce of water a day. Norway rats like to burrow, which may cause damage to foundations. And talk about a big family! One Norway rat can have between 55 and 75 babies per year!