What Attracts Rats to a House?

Rats can enter even the cleanest homes, especially in Houston. Houston is one of America's largest cities, and rats are an inescapable part of city living.Several properties in Houston actively attract rats, which, in turn, brings rats to other homes in the area. Right now, there are more than 3,700

Rats or Mice? How to know which ones have invaded your home or business - Elite Wildlife Services in Houston, TX

Houston residents often ask us whether they have rats or mice in their homes. The idea is that rats are a lot more dangerous than mice. There are ways to tell whether you have a rat problem or a mouse problem. Here are four signs we look at. #1) DroppingsRat droppings are

What do Animals in the Attic Sound Like? Elite Wildlife Services is here to solve all your wildlife problems.

Do you hear thumps and bumps in your attic? While you might be in denial—nobody ever wants to think they have a wildlife problem—sounds in your attic almost always mean some creature has moved in. Here's how to tell what you might be dealing with.Heavy FootstepsIf it sounds like someone is walking

How Rats Make You Sick

How rats can make you sick - Elite Wildlife Services

Many believe that rats can't make them sick unless they are bitten, scratched, or come into direct contact with rat droppings.Nothing could be further from the truth. Rats in the home can make you ill even if you never see one face-to-face.The Most Common Rodent-Born IllnessHantavirus, or HPS, is the

Squirrels are only a problem when they find their way into your house. We focus on blocking squirrel access to your home. | Elite Wildlife Services

If squirrels are only in your yard, they may not be a problem at all. In fact, squirrels can serve a vital ecological function. They take seeds and bury them. Unlike some animals, squirrels aren't quite so adept at remembering where they stored all their treasures. They'll successfully dig some back up

Can You Shoot Squirrels in Houston?

If you're within the city limits, you can't shoot any animal at all. That goes for squirrels, raccoons, and any other critter you might find in your house or yard, even if you're using a .22 or other small caliber firearm.  Yet squirrels are a game animal. They are ubiquitous prey