Pest FAQs

What’s the difference between mice and rats?

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

How long do rats live?

Rats can live up to two years. One female can have 20 offspring per litter, so the potential for a major infestation is high. 

What do mice look like?

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.

How long do mice live?

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. 

What does mice poop look like?

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

Where do bed bugs hide?

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.

What do bed bug bites look like?

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

What do bed bugs look like?

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

What do bed bugs smell like?

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

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