Categories for Rodents

Four Seasons HomeTown rat in the house

Rats? Yes, Rats! Everywhere!

Being a rat exterminator is part of our day-to-day operations. This time of year even more so, and we become more vigilant. I was talking to our service manager, Johnny Allen, the other day, and he mentioned that he thinks we are on the brink of a rodent epidemic. When he said this, I was quite alarmed. I started to wonder about what this is going to mean for this area, and why he would make a…

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Top 3 Pests to Watch Out for This Fall

Now that fall is here, you may be thinking that you're safe from pests until spring. Think again! Some pests are more active during the cooler months and some pests are active all year round. Here are our top 3 pests to watch out for during the fall months. Termites Termites in fall you say? Yes, and in winter.... spring.... summer. Termites are active all year round. They eat 24/7/365. They don't sleep, they just eat and reproduce, eat…

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Kitty Hawk Squirrel Removal

Do you ever wonder why in movies and television shows squirrels are shown as cute, bubbly and harmless animals? They eat cake, candies and if you think about it they are portrayed as having the same food preference as you! They are just playful animals wanting to have a good time. They do not destroy anything in these shows. But Kitty Hawk residents with squirrel problems know better. Squirrels can easily invade your much loved…

Four Seasons HomeTown mouse in field

Do You Have Mice in Your Home?

Rats and mice are very active during this time of year, and with the cooler temperatures rodents use this time to find a cozy place to hang out over the winter months. Your home provides them with the perfect place to do this and if they can get inside, then it's even better for them. You may already have mice or rats in your home and not realize it, from the basement to the walls…

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Pests at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner! You've probably already started decorating your home, or you may just be thinking about making a start. You may think that pests are just a warm weather nuisance, and some are, however there are pests that are year round. Tips for pests during the holidays If you are getting your decorations out from the attic or basement then check your storage boxes for signs of rodents or black widow spiders. A…

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Pests to Watch Out for This Winter

Winter is fast approaching, and you'd be wrong to think that you won't have any pest problems until spring. Spiders, earwigs and other insects are looking for a cozy place to live during the winter months and your home will provide them with everything they need to survive. Taking a few extra steps can help keep them out. We've put together a list of the pests to watch out for this winter and how to deter…

Four Seasons HomeTown rat eating feces

Rodent Proof Your Virginia Home

We spoke a couple of weeks ago about pest proofing your home for winter. With cooler weather on its way, it's best to prepare now in order to keep them out. Rats and mice can cause serious damage to Virginia homes and structures. The damage often includes broken insulation in walls and/or ceiling, electrical wiring gets chewed, holes in drywall and other areas of the home. Globally rodents spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be passed…