What is the difference between a rat, a mouse and a rodent?
At first glance, mice and rats seem incredibly similar. In behavior and anatomy, however, they have a lot of differences. The words rat and mouse aren’t scientifically given. Still, it’s possible to tell them apart at first glance. The Similarities Before we discuss the differences between mice and rats, let’s cover some of their similarities. Both mice and […]
7 Easy Ways to Avoid Rat Infestation
There are few things more terrifying to a home or business owner than the idea of a rat infestation in attic, basement or anywhere else on the property. While it’s possible to effectively exterminate rats when they have infested a space, the best solution is to avoid infestation in the first place. We’ve gathered seven […]
American Rat Control’s Pest Spotlight: Roof Rat
It’s always disconcerting when you suspect that there is a pest inside your home. The Roof Rat can infest houses and apartments in many warmer areas; they often find their way into California homes. Wondering if there are roof rats in your attic or walls? Read on to learn more about this tenacious pest. What’s […]
What is the Vertebrate Pest Control Conference?
Almost every industry has some sort of conference or trade show which is vital to attend–for those who want to stay on the top of their game. The extermination industry is no different, as there are a number of pest control conferences in existence across the country. For us at American Rat Control, attending the […]
Pest of the Month: Black Rat
There are any number of pests, both of the rodent and insect variety that cause problems for California home and business owners. However, one of the most notable is the black rat–which is why we chose this creature for our “pest of the month” and share interesting facts about pests such as this. What is a Black Rat? Black […]
How to Have a Pest-free Backyard
Your backyard is the place you garden, spend time with family and friends and let your kids run and play. It should be a place you are confident is pest-free too. Follow our tips for a pest-free backyard, then call us at American Rat Control for more information about pest control services in California and […]
Tips for Pest-Free Baking for the Holidays
As you begin your holiday baking, there is one ingredient that you certainly don’t want to encounter in your pantry–a rat! However, rats, mice, ants, weevils, and other insects can be especially attracted to this very spot in your home. Luckily, if you are willing to be proactive, it should be easy to keep pantry […]
10 Winter Pest Prevention Tips for Your Home
As winter arrives, does this mean that pests around the home are not an issue? Actually, no. Mice, rats and other household pests may be active all winter long, especially here in the Los Angeles area where temperatures seldom dip below the high 40’s. If there are food sources and warmth available, even pets that […]
Rodent Library: What Type of Rat Infestation do I Have?
If you notice rats, or signs of rats, in your home, your first instinct is probably to try and take care of the situation as soon as possible. However, it can make sense to step back and observe for a bit. The reason for this is that when you know what type of pest is […]
5 Potential Rat Health Hazards Lurking in Your Home
Mice and rats in your home are not just unpleasant. They can actually be dangerous. Rodents can carry a number of contagions that can cause illnesses. Because of this, it is important to perform proper removal if a mouse or rat infestation is discovered and proper rat proofing to ensure that the problem does not […]