» Rats keep climbing up my drain pipes and evidently eat their way through the drywall to get in to the attic and/or Jan Marietta, GA 01.29.13 » basement. I live in a woodsy area, but keep the landscape clean and sparse around the house, to no avail. Any suggestions? M. Cary And Daughters Plu... Decatur, GA if you stuff steel wool into the openings they are getting in thru and put tin or some other sheet type metal on the inside of where they are getting in in should stop them, as they do not like steel wool in their teeth. [?] tom Harrisonville, MO Place exterior rodent stations around the home then keep them baited year round it will dramatically reduce yuor problem. rats will travel as much as 100 feet. Inspect the property to determine nest sites,food and water sources and correct what you can. Dont pile things up aroound house, remove rock and brush piles. keep weeds mowed. then seal all entrances around home. [?] Leitha Mangum South Plainfield, NJ Ihave had my home sealed by a professional pest remover and is still having a problem. I have used three exterminators and they made the problem worst. No one can determine the entrance point for what ever is getting into the walls of my home. I would appreciate any input that could help me resolve the problem. There was evidence of a flying squirrel in my attic which according to the wilflife remover is fixed. I was told that there might be a mice problem. Traps were set in my attic but nothing went anywhere near them. There is not evidence of mice inside the house. Off and on during the day and at night there is movement in the walls. Any advice would help [?] tom Harrisonville, MO I cant answer that unfortunately without inspecting your house. I do have some questions about the house. Is it loud scratching or squeeking noise/ Where exactly do you hear the noises and what time of day. .IE (first floor second floor Kitchen Bath Bedroom Basement. What type of construction Brick or Wood. Do you have an attached garage..Are the door sweeps good or can you see light under them . What made the inspectors say you had a mouse problem. What exactly did they see. You could have more than one problem I just finished a house where they called about a squirrel in the soffit. After live trapping it they still heard noises and the apples were taken from my traps.I placed snap traps and later caught 2 large mice and still may have more. One way to tell if you have a rodent problem is use a blacklight to find the urine stains left behind. Also look for droppings in all closets, basement ,garage kItchen cabinets, drop ceilings , crawl spaces .. Mice go 30 to 50 as many as 100 times a day and so you will find a problem with thorough inspection. In the attic they bore small holes in the insulation look for that. I am sorry I cant give you more help. Forward me the service tickets so ZI can read them if you want and I will see what they say on them., Call and ask questions of the pest control provider. Or call me at 816-765-6000 if you need more info. [?] Woodbridge Environmental ... Colonia, NJ Leitha, contact me. I can come by and do a look see for you. Phone number is on profile or send me an email. Bob [?] [?] Advertisement pesky critters Garage storage DIY Garage Projects BUGS! Don't Bug Me!