There’s nothing cute about rodents when they are infesting your home. They not only cause damage to your property, they are a major hazard to your family’s health. Rats and mice can carry a variety of diseases, including the Hantavirus, Listeria, Salmonellosis, and Rat Bite Fever.
Both mice and rats are capable of spreading disease in multiple ways. It’s not only their bites which you need to be concerned about. They also transmit disease from their droppings and contaminate food stored in cupboards and pantries. Rodent droppings, urine trails, dander, and rodent hair can also contribute to unhealthy allergies.
The damage caused by rodents can be severe. Rats will gnaw and chew through wood, sheet rock, vapor barriers, insulation, and more. Once rats, mice, or other rodents gain access to the structure, they can multiply rapidly and cause numerous problems for your home and family. It’s very important that you give us a call and request our expert rodent pest control service at the first sign of rodents in your home.
Rodent Control and Exclusion
When we are called in for a rodent control job, we use a five step process to eliminate the current rodent problem and keep rodents from entering your home in the future.
Step 1. Rodent Inspection
Rats, mice, and other rodents are resourceful and smart. A mouse can enter an opening ¼” in diameter and rats can gnaw through soft structural materials to gain access to your home. Our rodent inspector will come out to conduct a complete inspection of your home or business to locate infestations and identify any openings where rodents are getting in.
Our rodent inspections include the following:
- Exterior perimeter
- Crawl spaces & basements
- Under decks
- Roof tops
Following the inspection, your rodent inspector will provide you with a report about what he discovered and an itemized estimate to solve the problems.
Step 2. Rodent Cleanup and Sanitation
Rodents cause some damage when they gnaw through soft materials to get into your home. But the real damage occurs when they build nests and forage for food inside your home. Rodent damage can include biological waste, soiled and trampled insulation, tainted food, and even electrical shorts when the rodents gnaw on the wiring in your home.
The rodent cleanup and sanitation process involved removing any debris, feces, urine, and rodent contaminated insulation and other materials before spraying any contaminated areas with state approved sanitizing and deodorizing products.
Step 3 Rodent Exclusion
We exclude any entry points located during the rodent inspection by properly repairing and sealing off any potential access points that can be used by rats and mice.
Our technicians use rodent-proof materials such as:
- Metal flashing
- Galvanized steel screens
Step 3 Rodent Trapping
Finally, we trap any mice and rats in and around your home. When you have rodents in your home, trapping is superior to poison bait because with poison the rodent may die in the attic, subarea or within the wall framing and cause an odor problem.
Subterranean termites at sub area
Drywood termites rafter
Rats found at inspection
Drywood termites at rafter
Subterranean termites found at inspection
Drywood termite damage
Monthly pest control. Termite inspection. Found Drywood and subterranean termites
Monthly pest control. Termite inspection. Drywood termites found
Monthly pest control, termite inspection. Subterranean termites found
Subterranean termites found in crawl space