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Rat Inspection at a Residential Property in Northwest Washington DC

This video shows how we inspect for rat infestation, in this case at a residential property in Northwest Washington DC.

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Inspection and Finding

A thorough inspection uncovered two main entry points through which rats might invade the property. Two key findings helped us identify the problem and the solution.

  • Finding #1
    Brown spots around an unsealed wooden basement door led us to the conclusion that this was the rodents’ entry point.
  • Finding #2
    We also found a big opening through the access point where pipework entered the building. […]
By |December 8th, 2016|

Crazy Sewer Rat Infestation in Storage Area of Alexandria Virginia House


A customer in Alexandria, Virginia contacted us about a rat infestation in the storage area of their home. Another company had been working on the issue for three weeks, yet the infestation had remained serious.

Solution and Suggestion

Droppings and activity marks strongly suggested a sewer rat infestation. Rats had pulled down packaging, using these materials for nesting. Simply continuing with the laying of bait is not a solution in such situations. We recommended the customer raise the concrete layer preventing rats from digging new holes through the soft foundation and […]

By |December 6th, 2016|

Mice Nesting in the Couch in Northeast DC House

A customer in Northeast Washington DC reported mice nesting in a couch. A pest control company had attended in the past but the problem kept recurring. So they called us for a second opinion.

Check out our mice jobs we have done.

Inspection

Two mice carcasses fell out of the sofa on first inspection. A deeper inspection revealed a mouse nest inside the couch. Simply treating the couch would not be enough — a permanent solution involved tracking their entry points to the house and sealing them.

We identified three main […]

By |October 19th, 2016|

Rats Nesting in Yard of a Northwest Washington DC Home

The discovery of rats started when the tenant of one customer in Northwest Washington DC reported hearing noises in a basement ceiling. The video shows how we identified the problem and makes suggestions for prevention.

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Inspection

The discovery of burrows at the property indicated a severe rat infestation. Four issues arose:

  1. The AC unit sat directly on dirt. This made it possible for rats to burrow up underneath, attracted by the machine’s warmth.
  2. The property’s front garden had been sown with tomatoes, peppers […]
By |October 19th, 2016|

Mosquito Inspection in a Washington DC Fashion Store

A customer reported mosquitoes biting his customers and tenants at his Washington DC fashion store.

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Inspection

We located several sources:

  • The restroom drain, which had mosquito larvae inside
  • A wet drain area suitable for nesting
  • A wet sink area in the cleaning room

Mosquitoes from all three sources bred, hatched and invaded the shopping area, attracted by light from the back.

Treatment

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We treated all problem areas including the shopping area. After a couple of treatments, the customer’s […]

By |September 28th, 2016|