Some Myths about Rodents

Few pests generate as many persistent myths as do pest rodents and their management. Who hasn’t heard stories about “rats as big as cats,” and how some rodenticides supposedly make rodents go outside to drink, or perhaps allegedly mummify them? Here are some of my favorite myths: MYTH: SEWER RATS ARE DIFFERENT FROM WHARF RATS.…

d-CON is not as safe as you’d think

Most homeowners have used d-CON mouse and rat bait in the past. It is easy, peel the top set out for rodent, rodent die. The problem is when the mice you are baiting don’t actually eat the bait. Rodents, such as mice and rats will stockpile extra food. This is part of their instinct, the…

Rodents in and Around the Home: St. George Utah

Rodent Description There are a variety of rodents which infest southern Utah’s. The most common are the roof rat, wood rat, Norway rat, house mouse, field mouse & deer mouse. These species vary greatly in their nesting habits, food preferences, and behavior. Without an in-depth knowledge of these attributes of different rodent species, control is…

Rats in my Attic!!!

Roof rat populations have a social hierarchy were the dominate males and females are likely to get the best hiding areas and first shot at food. The inferior rats will take up residence in less desirable location with less access to food so they don’t get harassed by the dominate rats. As the name infers,…

Trees Squirrels in My Attic!

We occasionally get calls for tree squirrels in the attic. This is especially true in the Washington Fields and Little Valley areas of Washington County. The vast majority of the time we are called for the pine squirrel. Now that it is winter we are receiving a noticeable increase in tree squirrel services. The most important…