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Upstate Pest and Home Inspections
Serving Anderson South Carolina and Surrounding Areas
State of South Carolina Certified Real Estate Inspector
Donnie White
Phone: 864-221-8139
Email: upstatepestsolution@gmail.com


   


 

Rodents

Upstate Pest and Home Inspections provides Anderson, Greenville, and the surrounding areas with the best service for the lowest price. Rodents are a common nuisance in the Carolinas. The most common species of rodents encountered are roof rats and the house mouse. These rodents live off of humans without returning anything of worth. What they do return is the potential for serious problems such as the spread of serious diseases, carrying of fleas, cause structural damage by gnawing, pose serious risk for food facilities and consume or contaminate about 20% of the world’s food supply.

Rodent Facts:

Mice

  • Can survive an 8 foot fall onto a hard surface
  • A mouse can run as fast as 10 miles an hour
  • Mice droppings have pointed ends, are about ¼ inch or less in length and are dark in color. The average mouse averages 50 droppings per day
  • Tails are 3 to 4 inches long, longer that the head and body combined
  • Body is small, 2 to 3/12 inches generally with a grayish-brown color
  • Omnivores. Eats seeds, cereal grains, fruits, vegetables and meats

Roof Rats

  • Can survive a fall from up to 25 feet onto a hard surface
  • Roof rat droppings have pointed ends, are about ½ inch or less in length and are dark in color; averages 30 to 180 droppings per day
  • Tails are 7 ½ to 10 inches long, are hairless and are longer than the head and body
  • Body is slender, 6 ½ to 8 inches long with a black to brownish-gray color
  • Omnivores. Eats seeds, fruits, vegetables, eggs and grain

How do I know if I Need Upstate Pest and Home Inspections Rodent Control?

The main way to identify rodents within your household would be by the droppings they leave behind. If you encounter any of these signs there is a good chance you have rodents within your home:

  • Droppings and urine are left wherever rodents travel or rest, especially in corners
  • A distinctive, musky odor
  • Urine stains can be seen under a black light and sometimes fluorescent lighting
  • Gnaw marks
  • Rub marks from body oil, grease and dirt along their runways
  • May hear scratching and scurrying noises in the attic or walls.

To find out if you have rodents contact Upstate Pest and Home Inspections to conduct a thorough inspection of your home.

I have a Rodent problem. Now What?

Upstate Pest and Home Inspections licensed and trained technicians will provide you with a thorough inspection and plan specialized for your needs. This may include excluding entry points, removing food sources and haborage areas to eliminate future infestations of your structure, a trapping program to eliminate the existing rodent population, and possibly bait stations around the exterior of your structure to help prevent future infestations.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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