This video shows how we inspect for rat infestation, in this case at a residential property in Northwest Washington DC.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
The discovery of burrows at the property indicated a severe rat infestation. Four issues arose:
- The AC unit sat directly on dirt. This made it possible for rats to burrow up underneath, attracted by the machine’s warmth.
- The property’s front garden had been sown with tomatoes, peppers […]
During one inspection of a home with a potential rodent problem, Clifford grew concerned about an empty bird feeder. Birds fed on seeds which had fallen to the ground but these would have been equally attractive to mice, rats or squirrels. So readily attainable a source of food to a rodent would encourage nest building in the vicinity. And it would not be long before they invaded your home.
Clifford did give the customer two options, first one was keeping the feeder, we would put […]