It's bizarre this year; rodents are sticking around even through the summer.
We got a call from one of our long-time customers, Sharon. We've been her pest control service provider for 18 plus years. Sharon said that they have a rat living in the garage. It's an unorganized garage, and there's a bag of corn in it. No doubt the rat came, then stayed for the corn.
Sharon has a nice car, and the rat chewed through the brake line. In addition to being a scary thing, it cost $900 to fix the rat-caused damage of the car.
When I arrived, Sharon said that the rat ran into the water heater closet in the garage. I caught the rat and removed it from the premises. It was over a foot long, including the tail. It was a very fat, very happy, Norway rat. I put out bait stations to kill any additional rats. The rodents go into the bait station and eat the bait, then they go away and have a painless death. Dogs and cats can't get to the bait inside the station because the holes are so small, and the station is locked up. Only Golden Rule Pest, Termite, and Weed Control has the key.
If rodents have moved into your space, contact us, and we'll move them out.