Rats in Homes on Hilton Head Island

Rats, Rodents, and other Pests!

At Island Pest Control, we know that having a squirrels, rats, or any rodent for that matter, in your home can be a real nuisance.

  • They scratch and dig in your walls at all hours of the day and night.
  • They build nests inside and damage your home; in areas you can’t always see.
  • They can be a real hazard to the safety of your family, from carrying lice, fleas and ticks, to their feces filled with bacteria.
  • They also transmit a host of different diseases. Needless to say these rodent pests can truly drive you nuts.

Squirrels, rats and other rodents come with very similar threats to you and your home. Their main reasoning for coming in is to find shelter for the winter and raise their young. Food and water is just an added bonus. They can get in through chimneys, gaps around venting, cracks in the siding and any small hole in the exterior of your home.

These holes can be anything from an area around a pipe or vent to a seal around a window or door. After these rodents find an opening, it is common to find them within your walls, in attics and crawl spaces. Once you hear one of these pests inside, it does not take long to have a full blown infestation. If they find that they can stay out of sight and build a nest, they will.

Remember, rodents are looking for a safe place to spend the winter and reproduce. One of the major problems with rodents living in your home is that they can be very destructive when building

rats in homes

Mouse eating wires

their nests. They will chew through electrical wires, insulation, sheet rock and screens. We have even seen them come in through can lighting! When they damage these materials, specifically chewing electrical wires, it can and does lead to fire hazards.

If one of the rodents die in your home, and they often do, the odor is unbearable. Also you get the added bonus of Blue Bottle flies as they start to decompose, usually for three to six weeks. These flies swarm by the dozens in the living quarters of your home and come in swarming cycles that can be several days apart.

If you need to get rid of rats, mice, squirrels…or any other pest…or simply a question…call Island Pest Control at 843-681-5188 and ask for me, John Kaiser. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time.

Here’s to helping YOU live PEST FREE!

John

PS. Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

We’ll get them out and keep them out, guaranteed. Island Pest Control is the only company in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort who guarantees Rodent Control for the life time of the materials used. Not just the “one year guarantee” offered by others.Proudly serving Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort since 1979.