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 […]
5 Tips for Rodent Proofing Your Home for Fall
Sure as the sun rises, eventually those lazy summer days will turn to pumpkin spice everything and fall will arrive. One of the most important things you can do to prepare yourself for this eventuality is to make sure you are “rodent ready” and you have done some rat proofing. Here are five tips we’ve […]
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 […]
Rodents Under the Roof? Sure signs that you need attic pest control.
There are few things more unsettling than being woken by the sounds of scurrying above your head. Rodents in the attic don’t just disturb your sleep. They can also cause serious damage to your home. Learning to identify the signs, as well as the best ways to make these interlopers unwelcome, can save you a […]
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 […]
Summer Pests in California
Summer means barbeques, vacation and plenty of time to spend with family and friends. However, it also means summer pests. This is the time of year when even those who never see pests will see an influx of bugs and other bothersome creatures. Here in California, we are not immune to this annoyance. Let us […]
Invasive Species in California
An invasive species is a plant, animal, insect or other species that aren’t native, but that has been introduced by non-natural means. In addition, it would be a species that has been shown to have a tendency to spread in a way that may harm the environment or native creatures, plants, etc. Sadly, the movement of humans […]
5 Ways Pest Control Professionals Improve Our Lives
With everything you have going on with work, hobbies and your family, it can be easy to forget all the different people who work together to make YOUR life easier. One of those often-overlooked experts is your pest control pro. Have you really thought about what an important job they have? Consider these five ways that […]
5 Ways to Keep Pests Off Your Pets
Whether you are a crazy cat lady, devoted dog dad or your animal is slightly more exotic; you would do nearly anything to keep your pet happy and healthy. One of the most important steps you can take is to keep pests off your pets. Even if you have an indoor animal, fleas, ticks, mites […]
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 […]