The City of Boston Inspectional Services Department and Boston Water and Sewer coordinate expertise with EHS Pest Services to perform a smoke test. What is a smoke test you ask? It's usually an integral part of solving a big problem. Rat invasions of structures from underground.
Rats take shelter and travel in the human built subterranean tunnels in our cities. We forget the sewer, storm water and utility systems are networked in a complex maze just under our feet.
Human waste and electricity generate life giving warmth to these lightly furred mammals and liquid water is abundant in most of these confined spaces.
Homeowners in the older areas of Boston are increasingly experiencing failure in lateral lines that support the sanitary out-flow and this could lead to an influx of Norway Rats, Mice, American Cockroaches and Filth Flies.
Our good friends at The City of Boston Inspectional Services Division and Boston Water and Sewer are dedicated partners in assisting home owners and progressive pest management companies in a solution to pest invasion.
This test revealed a broken area behind our clients foundation wall. Next step, open the area, repair and solve this infestation.
Root cause found, solution prescribed.
Thank you City of Boston for your knowledge, professionalism forward thinking approach.