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Black Knight Termite and Pest Control owners have been residing in and serving the Temecula and Murrieta area for over 20 years.  Their goal is to provide customers with the best quality service through their expertise and professionalism.  They are committed to providing on-time service, competitive rates and thorough inspection

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Rodent Exclusion

Megan Pinneo

Rodent Control

The cold winter weather is here and so are dreaded house mice. House mice are coming in from the cold temperatures straight into your home with their long narrow nose, round bodies and hairless tails in search of warmth and food.  You can usually here them scattering around in your attic tearing up your walls and insulation that they love to build their nest in. They often find their way into your home through any cracks or holes that may lead to entry inside. House mice will often climb near by trees and follow branches that are pushed against your roof and in through any of those tiny holes that may be present. Mice can fit through extremely small holes with fur covering their bodies people often think they are much larger than they really are. The size of hole in which they can fit through is often underestimated. Foliage that has built up onto your home can also give them access into your house. Mice can create a huge headache, with a female mouse going into heat every 4 to 5 days and giving birth to 30-35 babies per year, don't let them become your problem, call a professional to treat the problem for you, for good! Black Knight Pest Control provides a Rodent Controland Exclusion for its valued customers. With Black Knight as your Pest Control Professionals you wont have to worry about house mice taking over. There are four steps involved in the process that you can count on with the rodent exclusion with Black Knight , even cleaning and sanitizing your attic!

The process involves four steps:

  1. Black Knight Pest Control will do a total inspection of your property. We will determine what access areas the rodents are using. Black Knight will inform the homeowner of any trees or bushes that need to be trimmed back or cut down.
  2. Black Knight Pest Control will exclude holes that rats or mice might enter with expanding foam or hardware cloth.
  3. Black Knight Pest Control will place tamper-proof bait stations around the home.
  4. Black Knight Pest Control will install snap traps in attic and glue boards or Tin Cats in the interior area as needed.

For more information please call our friendly office 951.694.8100 and we would will do our best to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Ask for a free quote today!

Rat Race

Megan Pinneo

Rat Facts  

It's that time again, with the cooler weather brings Rodent Season. That's right, your not the only one wanting to head inside after a chilly day, Rats are also wanting to get into your warm and cozy home. I am sure they are one guest you are not in a hurry to let in from the cold. If you do see one creeping through your house or maybe you have heard that scatter of footprints coming from your attic but you do not dare to look you may want to call a Pest Control Professional before it's too late and you are over run by these pests. The more time that passes the more time they have to breed and that doesn't take long at all for Rats, usually only 22 days at that. Interesting isn't it? Only 22 days. There are other facts that you may not know about Rats, for that I have created a list of some top facts that I found interesting. Still doesn't mean I want them in my house!

  • Rats can start breeding at 5 weeks of age.
  • With out companionship rats become lonely and depressed.
  • A rat can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water.
  • An adult rat can fit through a hole as small as a quarter.
  • Rats are clean animals, cleaner than cats!
  • Rats have very poor eyesight and are colorblind.
  • Each year a rats' front teeth grow 4 1/2 to 5 1/2.
  • A female rat can mate as many as 500 times with various males.
  • A rat can survive being flushed down the toilet.

What did you learn by reading these amazing rat facts? Perhaps that they breed quickly and often? Or could it be that they are extremely resilient animals, not even a toilet flush could kill them.

Are you thinking you may need a rodent exclusion for your home? Black Knight Pest Control can take care of that for you. Call to book an appointment for your quote today! 951.694.8100


Tree Wraps for Rodent Control

Megan Pinneo

Custom Tree Wraps by Black Knight Pest

Rodent Season is here as some of you may already know and Black Knight has just the thing to help keep the Rats out of your attics and away from your home. In addition to Black Knight's many Pest Control Services, one more has been added to the on going list, Custom Tree Wraps for your home. The Trees Wraps can be a necessary component in Rodent Control.

What are Tree Wraps?

Black Knight's Custom Tree Wraps are made from an Aluminum Sheet, that will not rust and does not effect the natural growth of the tree itself.  

What do they do?

The Aluminum Tree Wrap is placed 5 feet up the trunk of the tree, the placement of the wrap on the tree will prevent a Rodent from climbing up to the branches and making its way onto the roof of the home. Many do not realize that one of the main ways Rodents get into your home is through your roof and then getting into the Attic.

Next time instead of just looking down for the little critter you may want to look UP!

Black Knight's Custom Tree Wraps on a Customers Home.

Black Knight's Custom Tree Wraps on a Customers Home.