Effective Rodent Control
Rodents such as gophers, house and deer mice, and pack and roof rats are common in Phoenix. And the most frustrating thing about them is that they’re great at hiding, unlike ants and spiders who are generally easy to spot and capture. If you see one, unfortunately, there is likely a lot more hiding elsewhere.
Rats surreptitiously contaminate your home by leaving bacteria in cupboards, drawers, and even food storage containers. They also love to crawl through garbage and compost containers and continue to spread unhygienic particles throughout indoor areas. Stopping them from accessing your home or office building is the first step to preventing more extensive problems. Anteater Exterminating’s pest control service includes roof rat control that locates critical access points, investigates what’s attracting them, and inspects the building for signs of existing damage.
Signs of a Rodent Problem
If you’re curious whether or not you have rodents in your home, few sure-fire signs can help confirm or deny your suspicions. The most obvious sign of a rodent problem is droppings. If you have rats or mice in your home, you will most likely find dropping on the floor following along the baseboards and in the kitchen or other places that food is stored.
Other visual indications that there are rodents present include bite and scratch marks. These pests have no problem chewing through wires and will gnaw at the walls to create new entrances.
If you are still curious, you can walk around your home in areas where you think they might be hiding and tap on the walls with your knuckle. This noise will typically disturb the pests and cause them to scurry, creating a scratching sound behind your walls, which is a tell-tale sign that you have rodents.
Rodents in The Winter
Unlike bees and mosquitoes that tend to be less of a nuisance in the winter, rodents are more likely to invade homes during the colder months. Seeking shelter from the weather rats, mice and other rodents will try to find their way into someplace warm with food and water. These places tend to be people’s homes. Once they get comfortable, it can be extremely challenging to get rid of them. Rodents breed exceptionally fast, and what started as one or two mice can turn into a hundred in a short time.
There are some steps you can take to help protect your home during the winter months. The first step of defense is blocking off entrances. As mice and rats are relatively small, it is easy for them to squeeze into tight spaces and find their way into your home. Having a professional pest control technician inspect your home will help you to locate all of these potential entry points quickly. Sealing these up with either caulk or stuffing them with steel wool will help immensely.
Eliminating resources like food and water is another crucial step to preventing rodent problems. Without these necessities, your home becomes less than ideal for these pests. But again, working with a professional will help you identify all possible causes of your rodents problem. Our exterminators at Anteater Exterminating Inc. are more than happy to help you get rid of rats, mice, and other species of rodents.
How To Get Rid Of Rats
When you think you might have rats, mice, or other rodents in your home, give us a call, and we will send our best technicians to help you out! The very first thing we do is perform a thorough inspection of your property. Because of the many years of training and experience, our exterminators know exactly where to look. Our team has a comprehensive understanding of how rodents operate, where they typically find entry to people’s homes, and what is leading them there in the first place. During this inspection, our technicians will take detailed notes to inform you of their findings afterward.
You should eliminate all entry points and food supplies. Once this is taken care of, we can work out a plan for long-term maintenance. By working together, we can keep your home pest-free! At Anteater Exterminating Inc., our number one goal is to keep our customer’s homes safe from rodents, ants, scorpions, and all other kinds of pests! We understand that having pests in your home can make you feel uneasy, which is why we strive to have a quick, effective, and stress-free rodent elimination process. We want to help get your home rodent-free as quickly as possible!
Rodent Extermination Process
- Perform a thorough inspection of your property
- Inform you of what we find
- Discuss what treatments to use for the type of rodent found
- Implement rodent treatment
- Discuss preventative options around the home
- Keep your home, rodent-free!
Importance of Rodent Control
It’s important to have rats and mice removed if you see them in or around your home. They will not simply go away on their own. Especially if they’ve established a nest and have a reliable source of food nearby. Beyond being unnerving and creepy, rodents are a health hazard. Their feces contains an airborne contaminant that attaches itself to dust particles and can cause allergic reactions and sickness if inhaled. Rodents multiply at such a rapid rate that they can quickly overwhelm an entire building.
Because these creatures are nocturnal, fast-moving, and extremely smart, it is not always easy to find their traces. If you don’t get a rodent problem under control quickly and effectively, it will only get worse. A surplus of rodents can attract other pests, as well. Pests, like ticks, fleas, mosquitos, and flies bite rodents and people, spreading diseases like the West Nile Virus, Zika, and Lyme Disease.
According to the CDC, here are some of the diseases directly transmitted by rats, mice, and squirrels:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
- Rat-Bite Fever
- And More
Permanent Rodent Control
Beyond being a threat to human health, rodents also cause structural damage to walls, wiring, pipes, crawl spaces, and flooring. An easy way to determine whether a building has a rodent infestation is to look for droppings around the kitchen and listen for chewing or scratching sounds at night.
If you spot a mouse, rat, or any of their evidence, call Anteater Exterminating Inc. as soon as possible. Rodents are fast breeders, and catching the problem early on is always the best approach. Anteater Exterminating’s rodent removal professionals deal with all kinds of rat and other rodent infestations in Phoenix, and they know exactly where to look. Our technicians efficiently determine the scope of the problem and develop a rodent control plan customized to your particular situation.
Phoenix Resident’s Choice For Rodent Control
No matter what kind of rodent you find in your home or on your property when you need reliable and professional rodent control, call or contact us today. Our goal is to provide Phoenix residents with pest-free homes and ensure they stay that way!