Bergen County, Hackensack Rat Control Situation:
Hi David, I came across your site today. I am so glad I found you. I have a mouse problem...Well more like an invasion. There are so many of them...Constantly... Everything you said about mice and pest control companies is TRUE.. The pest control companies are not saying any of the things you are saying... In fact, when contacted they are laughing at the idea you mentioned of sealing entry ways.....I am at my wits end as it seems no one does what you mentioned on your site (sealing the areas etc). They want to stuff areas with brillo pads and put down the poison pellets. I have figured out some of the entry ways, that the mice are using to get into the house. The radiators are one way.. However I am sure there are several more. I want these mice gone for good.. Just can't live with them anymore! There are spaces near the radiator pipe and they squeeze through them. I am in Bergen County New Jersey, and I looked at your list of companies in my state. Do these companies do mice? Or do they just do wildlife like squirrels, bats etc? I was not sure when I read their descriptions if they did house mice. I also have an infestation of water bugs (yuck!) so I need someone for both. Do you think those companies you listed can help me? Which one do you think would be best for me to call? I wish you worked in New York. I really do...The pest control companies here just do not mention the things you mention, on your site...Talk to you soon. Regards, Anjene
Hi David, Live in Hackensack Nj and I have dealt with mice problems I'm my attic three times in previous years I have done it professionally which all he did was put down poised and told me to find the holes outside. This cost big bucks. Came back following year. Same thing. I've chalked and check foundation and im tired of spending hundreds of dollars. Any suggestions? Any pros who get rid of the problem and also check the foundation? Help. This freaks me out.
Hackensack Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Are The Different Sounds Rats Make When They Are In Your Home?
The sound of chittering is often the sound of a rat chomping or grinding their teeth against building materials in your home. This type of behavior is fairly common for rats to sharpen their teeth as well as for nest construction. If you find that a rat in your home is making a chittering noise, this could be an indication that they are building a nest and ready to have children.
Hissing noise is often the sound of a rat in danger or a rat that is angry. Rats can be extremely territorial and if they are in an area of another rat that has a nest or they encounter a family pet there's a chance that they could hiss. If you approach a rat and hear a hissing sound, a rat could be simply trying to assert its dominance over you.
Squeaking is often a communication method that is used between rats. The process of squeaking is fairly common in mice as well as in rats. The squeaking sound can be an indication that a rat is content and it is also a fairly common way to identify rats that could be in the walls or in close areas to your location. It's often difficult to hear a squeaking sound but if you have several rats in your home it can be easier to pick up as they start to move through the walls.
Rustling sounds are often the process of nest construction and these can happen outside the home or inside the home as a rat drags materials to build a nest. If you notice the sound of rustling, it is crucial that you consider contacting a pest professional as you could be facing rats that are reproducing.