In southern New England, we have two types of rats: Norway (brown) and roof (black) rats. For mice, we have deer mice, house mice, and white-footed mice. If you see something scurry across your garage floor, it is hard to tell what it is. Especially since you see them infrequently, and you only see one
Rats can live up to two years. One female can have 20 offspring per litter, so the potential for a major infestation is high.
Mice are very small; their bodies are generally 2-3” long. They are typically gray, brown, or black. Their tails are often shorter than their body.
House mice can live up to two years. One female can have 3-4 offspring per month in her lifetime, so the potential for a major infestation is high.
According to the National Pest Management Association, a mouse produces between 40 to 100 droppings per day, while a rat produces between 20 to 50 droppings. Mice droppings are typically small, about ¼-inch in length. Mouse droppings are best described as small, pellet-shaped and dark brown in color with pointed ends. Newer droppings will be darker and
Bed bugs prefer to hide during the day and feed at night. So where do they hide? Well, we’ve seen them hide in lots of places. They flatten their bodies to hide in bed frames, seams of mattresses, under sheets, under carpets, in bedroom clutter, in luggage, and even in closed-door jambs.
If the temperature goes below 60° F, adult bed bugs can survive without food or water for a year and nymphs up to three months without taking a blood meal.
Bed bug bites come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Often you will find them on Some people don’t have a reaction to bites. Other people get red raised bumps on their skin. These bumps and rashes will sometimes be itchy. At first, there are little signs of bed bug bites. They aren’t
Bed bugs are a reddish-brown color. They get this color from the blood they feed on. Bed bugs have two antennae, six legs and are oval-shaped, almost looking like a football with legs. Adult bed bugs are 1/8″ long. Bed bugs often cast shells and have dark brown/black fecal matter. They are often found on
Bed bugs have a musty, sweet smell, that smells somewhat like berries. Some say it smells like coriander. Others say it smells like cilantro. It is not a good smell. It takes a large infestation to detect this smell. Coriander is an herb in the carrot family. Even when ripe, they smell musty. Because of