Do you hear scratching, running in the attic, ceilings, walls or under your home?
We can help you take back your property!
One of our Gulf Coast Pest Control rodent technicians can Inspect your property. If activity is observed we can implement a comprehensive rat, mice removal service program for you. We offer a variety of Rodent extermination services, which includes trapping, baiting, and exclusion programs. It also comes with a 1 year warranty.
Peak breeding times for rats is February - March. Gestation is about 21 days. Litter 1-7. Young are weaned at about 3 weeks. They can begin breeding after 3 months. The average female can have four to six litters per year. Rats can live for up to 18 months, but most die before they are one year old.
If you see rodents in the day time. That could indicate a larger infestation. Rats breed all year. Gulf Coast Pest Control offers excellent Rodent, Rat, Squirrel, trapping, control, extermination.
Norway rats otherwise known as brown or sewer rats, are heftier and larger in size. They usually burrow to get into your home and their burrows can be spotted along the home foundation or building. They can be found in moist areas such as gardens and ditches. Usually, Norway rats will typically stay underground.
Roof rats are the most common type found in households around the U.S. Rats otherwise known as black rats are smaller in size and have tails that are longer than the bodies. Roof rats, as the name suggests, climb up to your roofs and other places such as trees, gutters, and weep holes. They most often build their nests above ground in attics, ceilings, and atop stored items in the garages. However, they are found in homes close to a body of water, full of bacteria, and covered with fleas. They are as clever and dangerous like the Norway rat.
House mice are considerable smaller on the rodent spectrum. They have a small pointed nose with small rounded ears, and have a long hairless tail. They are a very common rodent to homes and businesses. Their hair is short and light brown. These type of mice enter into your home through small openings and crevices.
Are These Rodents Dangerous?
Rodents are not typically known to be aggressive but that doesn’t mean you should purposely come into contact with them. They are dangerous if you corner them and more likely to bite. Rodents are constantly gnawing on objects, such as wires, pipes, drywall, floors, and plastic to prevent their teeth from overgrowing.
All rodents can bring diseases and bacteria into your home that can cause illnesses. Parasites, such as ticks, fleas, and mites may be brought into the home and easily transfer onto pets and furniture.