1. Rodents Around the Home

    Rodents like rats and mice can be seen around Austin in many neighborhoods. They are a "part of nature" and with as much undeveloped areas in and around Austin they can bescurrying around neighborhoods and sometimes be found under decks or near sheds. From there the rodents may make their way into the home, but other times they just exist and don't pose any major threat. But if you are concerned w…Read More

  2. Cold Snap? Rats!

    It finally got cold again in Austin so rodents and rats are bound to come indoors more often, looking for food and shelter as the outdoor offerings are less available to them. So what are the signs of rats in your home? Here are a few things to keep an eye, ear or noise out for: Urine Odor: Rat urine has a musky odor. You can easily smell it with large infestations. Rub Marks: Oily rub marks are l…Read More

  3. Rat Extermination in Austin

    There are two primary methods to handle rats: extermination or trapping. We use the extermination method because it is faster, more cost-efficient and more reliable in helping homeowners get rid of their rat or mouse problem. Ours is a two-part process: Our technician arrives on site and we inspect and place bait as needed. Our technician also does a house inspection to find any areas 1/4 inch or …Read More

  4. Austin Rodent Issues

    As temperatures cool down most pests become less active and troublesome. Ants, roaches and even spiders are more dormant and not seen as much during late fall and winter months. Rats and mice are actually less active in the winter as well, but the colder temperatures can drive them inside for warmth or snooping around your home for food sources. As a result, we see a lot more calls for rats and mi…Read More

  5. Rodents – Rats and Mice in Austin

    As it begins to cool in Austin, we get an increase in calls from homeowners who are hearing things that go bump in the night. It's not a sign that Halloween is lasting longer this year, but it may mean that rodents have made their way into the home. We do a thorough rodent inspection and use a process of baiting and sealing. We'll set up bait in the places where rats will find and consume it. We u…Read More

  6. Are There Winter Bugs In Austin?

    If you're new to Austin (or even if you're not) you may be wondering what bugs are present during the "colder" months here. And while we introduced our "Austin Pest Guide" a couple weeks back to answer the question "What kind of bugs are there in Austin?", the next question we're tackling is: "When are the bugs most active in Austin?" Summer. Alright, thanks for reading... Ok, just kidding — mos…Read More

  7. What Kind of Bugs Live In Austin?

    Since 2010, Austin has been the fastest growing city in the United States, and is adding over 5,000 people per month on average including both births and migrations. An unofficial recent estimate puts the city population above 1,000,000 — the 11th U.S. city over one million. Before new residents arrive from out of town, they usually search for the best neighborhoods and schools. But what they pr…Read More

  8. Cooler Temps and Rodent Season

    Today is the first cold "snap" after a blisteringly hot August, which means Fall and Winter are around the corner. Those cooler temperatures also mean Austin's "rodent season" is around the corner. Rodents in Austin Rats, mice and other vermin often move indoors seeking a warmer place to winter as the temperatures drop. There are fewer food sources available outside so there is less reason for the…Read More

  9. Rodent Baiting Information

    We use Contrac Blox because it always works, unlike trapping, and is very inexpensive as compared to trapping. Trapping requires multiple visits and may not achieve 100% eradication, especially when large numbers of rodents are present. Contrac Blox has a low chance of secondary poisoning. Rodents do not have to eat much of the bait and then it is passed quickly through their system. The small amo…Read More

  10. Signs of Rats in Your Attic

    Rodents and rats can be a problem around Austin and central Texas, so homeowner's should familiarize themselves with some indications of rats inside their home: Urine Odor. Rat urine has a musky odor. You can easily smell it with large infestations. Rub Marks. Oily rub marks are left in places where rat travel along walls. If rub marks smear, you know they are fresh. Runways. Rat pathways are gene…Read More