Rodent Exterminator Near Me
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.
Danger Of Rodents: 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!
How Do I Tell If I Have A Rodent Infestation?
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.
Homeowner Tips To Be Rodent Free
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. Rodent control is best achieved by combining rodent exclusion service techniques, sanitation, and professionally handled treatment. In addition to providing our clients with the highest level of customer service, Imperial Pest Prevention dedicates our rodent services to targeting rats while paying attention to your children and pets' safety. We always try to use non-toxic methods such as traps unless other circumstances prevail.
For help with rodent pest control trapping, baiting, or rodent exclusion concerns, you can count on Imperial Pest Prevention to keep your family and properties safe.
Mice and rats play a large role in contributing to dangerous allergies. A national study detected mouse and rat/rodent urine could trigger allergies in 35% of homes. Trace amounts or higher were found in 82% of homes. Mouse and rat droppings are also an allergy issue. There are as many people allergic to mouse droppings as there are to mold and dust. Exposure to mouse allergen is a known cause of asthma in children and adults.
Imperial Pest Prevention offers rodent control and exclusion services. Our pest control experts are trained to locate areas of rodent activity and potential rodent entry points. Contact Imperial Pest Prevention today, and we will devise a rodent control service to ensure you, your family, and your home are protected.
All content from this Rodent web page was written by our company, Entomologist Jonathan Stoddard, along with some statistics referenced from the CDC and is subject to copyright.