Horry County, Myrtle Beach Rat Control Situation:
Hi i live in a building in 4th floor, these days have been raining a lot and I saw a rat walking on my window, I was so afraid that it get into my home. These annoyed rats only way to get in my home is the window, I can't seal it! I will suffocate, can u please advise me how can I keep them away. Or is it because outside is raining a lot so it want to come in my home. And do they make cans of that stuff that you fog with? Do I need to get a fog machine? I'm not even sure what a fog machine is. Something that you would use at a party to make fog?
I found your page about rats traped in the wall. for exactly a week now we have a rat (I assume cause it is loud) or mouse trapped in the bedroom wall. It is always up at night scratching the wall inside the same wall. We currently rent our house and they sent pest control. All they did is set up traps around the house and in the attic. They said that there are tunnels going through that wall but it is really hard to see or get to it ?! I asked them if they can throw poison down those tunnels but i dont think they did. They said that they will not cut a whole in the wall especially because it is not a drywall (it is the house wall) and that it has to die like that. I am so terrified and cant sleep here anymore. I am afraid of them chewing through the wall while im asleep. What do you suggest I should do? How long does it take for them to die or chew through the wall? HELP!
Hello David, My name is Melissa and I manage a 34 unit elderly complex in Myrtle Beach SC. My problem is mice, maybe even something bigger? My units are in 4 buildings with each unit back to back, 1st building has 6 units, 2nd 8, 3rd 12 and 4th 8. My problem is they are in between the walls of the units, my tenants can hear them scratching at night, I do not want to put poison out for fear of the smell that would surely follow that plan. So, my question is what can I do? Some of my tenants have actually caught some mice in traps in the apartments. 6 total. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.
Myrtle Beach Rat Control Tip of The Week
Can Rats Kill Mice?
Before providing an answer to this question, first of all, you need to be able to differentiate between a rat and mouse. As you must already know, they are both rodents and are quite identical. Without precisely knowing the differences between these two rodents, it will be quite difficult to know how they relate with each other and if rats do kill mice or it's just another myth.
To help you understand this in the best possible way, we will be taking a look at some of the qualities possessed by both rodents. After which we will address the main topic which is whether rats are capable of killing mice or not.
Rats are medium sized rodents with sizes bigger than that of mice. They have long tails and are very active compared to mice. The most common household rat is the black rat and this particular specie of rat is bigger than mice and also very active.
On the other hand, mice are smaller rodents with a pointed snout and small round eyes. These rodents have uniform traits; hence they often tend to look very identical. They are very docile when compared to their rat counterparts.
Having shared all these, by now you should categorically be able to differentiate between rats and mice. Coming back to the question above, the fact is rats are capable of killing mice. This habit is only exhibited when rats are faced with starvation and the only option left is to kill and feed on them.
Also, a change in environmental conditions can trigger their hunting senses and make them kill mice. Apart from any of these conditions, rats killing mice doesn't usually occur. You might have rats and mice in your home at the same time causing a nuisance.