Lackawanna County, Scranton Rat Control Situation:
Hello, I've seen your website and wanted to thank you for supplying such helpful information. Are you located in Wilkes Barre? Is so, do you ever accept jobs in Scranton? Scranton is about 1.5 hours north of Allentown. Even if you don't accept jobs out of your home area, I wondered if you would give me some information about cost and details as to what the service includes.I have rats in my attic. I have seen an entry place they use at the edge of my screened porch. Several months ago I also had some rats inside my house. Before I realized That I had a rat problem, I had the habit of leaving my sliding glass door open for the breeze. I believe the rats entered that way and/or via a ceiling vent in my laundry room that has been bent. I was able to get rid of the rats in the house but not the rats in the attic. I can hear them and I periodically see one or two when I go on my porch. That is how I know one of the places they are entering the attic. I will need these services: 1. Finding and sealing entry holes 2. Setting snap traps for any rats that are in the attic 3. Removal of dead rats caught in traps 4. Decontamination of attic areas where rats have been 5. Decontamination of the area of the house where I think they were hiding. I know it is not possible to give an exact quote without seeing the house/attic, but I do need a ball park figure for the services above because I am retired and live on a fixed income. I will need to know how much to budget for having the services done. Thanks in advance for the information.
I moved into an apartment complex a week and a half ago. A nice quiet one on the outside looking in. First issue were flies piling in one window so maintenance sealed the window. Then lizards under my sink in the bedroom. Now rats are using the restroom throughout the kitchen and living room. One hole was patched behind the toilet in my bedroom last week. I was awakened just now by the rat trying to chew through the patch. I'm exhausted by all of this. If maintenance patches all of the holes that I can find to point out then what happens to the living things in the wall? I signed a lease for 13 months, so I definitely don't want dead things in the walls while I'm here. I tried glue traps they won't walk on them. I just feel that being a new tenant yet to cook a meal here that this is a lot to deal with. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Scranton Rat Control Tip of The Week
Are rats hibernating creatures?
Rats are nocturnal:
Rats sleep a lot even without cold conditions. The average rat will sleep between 12 to 15 hours a day and in colder conditions they will often seek warmth so that they can sleep safely for this amount of time. Because rats often walk around at night, detecting them can be somewhat difficult. Making sure that you can detect them often means checking into areas where they could nest or remaining somewhat attuned to what is going on in the night time when they are most active.
Rats breed throughout the year:
Even in the wintertime rats are continuing to breed, make their nests, and live without any issues. They don't hibernate during winter. Instead, rats will continue to breed. Most rats are able to wean a litter in about one month and leave the babies to fend for themselves after that period of time.
Rats will seek spaces to live:
Even though they don't hibernate, rats will seek warm and safe conditions. This means that in the wintertime it's likely that they will be looking for space inside your home where they can spend time sheltering throughout the winter. Spotting areas were rats can get into your home can be important to preventing an infestation.
Food gets scarce in winter:
If you are in an area where the climate gets cold this can lead many rats to find an area where they can access food much easier. Rather than getting stuck with very little food supply over several months, they can detect food that's in your home and then stay close to it.