Could a cologne be the key to solving NYC’s rat problem? Scientists have been looking into using male and female rat pheromones to deter rats from going to certain areas. While this critter cologne is still being studied, keep in mind that you’ll need to rely on professional NJ pest control if you have a problem with these rodents.
Pheromones are scent hormones given off by male and female rats. Researchers found that rats tend to avoid visiting areas that are filled with the scent of male rat pheromones. Instead, they typically visit areas where female rat pheromones are more distinct.
Using male-scented rat pheromones could end up being a way to keep rats away from certain areas. One problem with this approach is that it attracted more cats than usual, which could lead to other problems.
Dealing with Rats
Pheromone critter colognes aren’t on the market yet, so it’s important to have pest control experts handle rat infestations for you. Relying on professionals helps ensure that your rat problem is under control, which helps lower your risk of disease, property damage, food contamination, and other issues. Pest control experts can also help reduce your risk of having more rat problems in the future.
If your property has a rat problem, contact Stern Environmental for NJ pest control services. We can safely eliminate rats or other rodents and pests from your property.
Residents of the Union Township Community in Union County, New Jersey are blowing up the phone lines of local NJ rodent control services. Rodents are taking over, and residents and the local government can’t seem to agree on who’s at fault.
Most of the rodent problems are occurring in a single section of town, near Co. Road 509 and Salem Road where gas lines are being replaced. Though Union Township officials have responded to complaints, they are restricted to exterminating rodents on public land only, treating public land and sewers but leaving many area homeowners to shoulder the costs of their extermination.
Residents have reported rodents infiltrating homes, burrowing in yards, and dying on their property. The nauseating stench of decaying, poisoned rodents has kept many families staying indoors. Some believe these rodent issues are the result of over-development, including constant road construction, neglected maintenance in a nearby public parking lot, and area residents residing near a recent gas line project improperly storing garbage.
Passing the Buck
The area health department stated it has not identified any commercial sources. Despite years of complaints, Union Township officials have not commented on the source and length of the rodent infiltration. Regrettably, covering trash, setting traps, and adopting cats just haven’t been enough to address this issue.
Tired of rodent rendezvous? Stop the shenanigans with the NJ rodent control services of Stern Environmental today.
With the changing of the seasons approaching fast, outdoor pests such as rats will be looking for warm environments as the temperature drops. Don’t wait until they’ve established a winter home, start looking for signs of rat activity early so your NJ pest control technician can eliminate the problem.
Signs of Rats
Rats leave telltale signs and signatures to let you know they’re out and about. Below are a few of the most common signs you’ll see and hear in and around your home.
Noises – One of the most noticeable signs is a scratching sound. Whether it’s emanating from the ceiling, attic, or walls it’s a good chance the scratching sound is being made by rats.
Rub Marks – A rat’s coat is greasy, which attracts dirt particles. As they pass along and rub up against the baseboard, wall, or windowsill, greasy smudges are left behind.
Rat Droppings – If you see dark-colored feces about the size of a grain of rice, you have most likely found evidence of rat droppings.
Rat Nests – Shredded fabric, paper, and insulation are a sure sign of rats.
Our NJ pest control professionals know what it takes to get rid of a rat infestation. With an inspection, we’ll know the severity of the infestation and provide you with a plan of action. Don’t hesitate another minute, contact Stern Environmental for information on the latest in rat removal technology.
What’s that smell? You may be asking yourself this question when an unexpected odor permeates all or part of your home or business. One way to find out is with help from a pest control professional. But first, consider doing a visual check for telltale signs of a mouse infestation and then call in a NJ pest control service.
Just like road signs, mouse signs can point you in the right direction to where they’re located in your home. Here are a few things to look for along the mouse network of internal highways that crisscross your home.
– The smell of mice is distinct. This is due to their urine, which they leave behind when navigating unfamiliar territory resulting in the smell of ammonia. It’s one of their personal “signs” to let them know which way to go.
– What goes along with the urine is feces, which accumulates wherever they have their nests.
– You may notice oily stains and/or smears along baseboards, the bottoms of doors, and walls. This is due to mouse fur as it passes these areas in the night.
Whether you detect mouse activity for certain or you have a sneaking suspicion they’re making tracks throughout your home, contact Stern Environmental for a home inspection by one of our NJ pest control specialists. Call today so you can put up a sign of your own, “no mouse traffic allowed.”
NYC rat control has taken a positive turn with the use of dry ice. New York along with other major cities that include Boston and Chicago are using dry ice as a method of extermination.
About Rat Ice
In 2016, dry ice pellets were placed in known rat burrows serving as a means of displacing the oxygen level resulting in suffocation. The process had a positive effect on reducing the rat population but because the dry ice was not registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as required by law, that method had to be discontinued.
The Bell Laboratory
To utilize the dry ice approach to extermination, “Rat Ice” was developed by the Bell Laboratory. Following the required registration with the EPA, the product was approved for use. Any state that wants to allow the use of the product must also register with the EPA.
In 2018, New Hampshire decided to take rat extermination to another level and registered for approval to use the new product.
The use of “Rat Ice” should only be applied to a home or business by a professional pest control service as it is dangerous when it is not administered properly.
At the Stern Environmental Group, NYC rat control is just one of the services we provide. Contact us for an inspection and let our experienced technicians take care of a rat infestation safely for your family and pets.