Rodent Removal | Rodent Control Service
Are you ready to learn all about rats and rodents? The cute name for the dreaded "R" word (rat) that creeps most homeowners out. Everyone knows that this furry destructive rodent can wreak havoc once they can make their way into a home. There have been many documented cases of rodents chewing wires, leading to fires, saturating insulation with urine and feces, chewing ductwork, etc. It is no secret that Rats and Mice are known for their ability to breed rapidly, which means they multiply at an alarming rate. One rodent seen could mean many more are around and not found just yet. That’s why it’s important to call a professional rodent control specialist, such as Imperial Pest Prevention. Click this link here for Rat Facts 101.
Now that we have discussed the damage our furry intruders may cause, let's dive deep into the real Rodents and disease facts and dangers, health risks, diseases, etc. Rats and mice can carry many diseases and pathogens that can cause extreme danger to humans, rodent feces, bites, urine, cross-contamination of food prep areas, etc. Rats and mice have also spread diseases to humans and children through parasites feeding on rodents. Mites, ticks, and fleas are commonly frequented by utilizing rats and mice as a feeding host. One bite on an infected rodent is all it takes!
Rodents are not always out in the open immediately for someone to determine they may have an infestation or one starting. The quickest way to find out if you may have an infestation is to call a pro like Imperial Pest Prevention. We have staff that is expertly ready and trained to find signs of rodent problems or infestations immediately. What do we look for, you asked?
Our Rodent inspections consist of but are not limited to the exterior and interior of the property. We target all entry points that a rodent may be able to finagle his small collapsible body into. These entry points are generally located in an open soffit, fascia boards, stack vent pipes in the roof, off the ridge and ridge vents, Air conditioner lines that flow in or under a home, window frames, failed weatherstripping, etc.
Attic inspections usually give away this hidden culprit as rats and mice lack control over bowels and continually defecate and urinate as they please. This distinct smell of the urine is a telltale sign of an infestation along with the rodent droppings. One call to Imperial Pest Prevention will confirm either the good news you wanted to hear or the bad you were pretty sure you already knew. The important thing to remember is that we can handle this for you with a flawless and speedy success rate.
Protect your residential or commercial property before the signs (droppings and rodent urine smell) of a rat. Some simple things to stay rat-free are as follows:
- Keep garbage can lids closed tightly.
- Keep yards and alleys around buildings clean. Dispose properly of all garbage.
- Do not leave pet food outside. If your pets do not eat it, the rats will.
- Cut and trim back plant bushes and trees so they will remain at least 3 feet from your home or building.
- Cover all openings to your home or building. Rats and mice can get into tiny places.
- Roof rats can get into your home or building from tree branches that hang over the roof. Keep trees cut back and cover any openings.
It is best to seek a professional pest control company like Imperial Pest Prevention for rodent control when trying to rid your home or business of rats. The main reason for this is that when poisons are used, care must be taken not to be available to children, pets, or other animals. If poisoned rats die in hard to reach places, they can decompose and cause an awful smell. Finally, extreme caution needs to be used to handle dead rats and sick or injured rats.