FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

RODENT CONTROL

How do professionals remove rats?


The first step involves clearing out the rodents by de-scenting, decontaminating, and finally destroying. Finding and de-scenting is crucial to combating your rodent problem because once the scent is eliminated the rats will have no one place to congregate. Most professionals will use rat poison or rat traps to catch and kill the actual rats that are within your home. What makes professionals crucially different from homemade solutions to your rodent problem is rat proofing your home. Finding out how the rodents are coming into your home and then closing these entrances, is the most important step in how professionals remove rats from your home.




What's the difference between rat & mice infestation?


There are 3 main differences between a rat & mice infestation: 1. Droppings - rats tend to have much larger droppings than mice, making them a little easier to identify straight out. 2. Behavior - rats are typically very cautious, which is why you may not know of their presence for a long time, whereas mice are very curious and therefore likely to scope out anything new in your home. 3. Breeding - Mice breed very quickly, so it is easier to have an infestation of these pests than with rats. Rats primarily breed in the spring, making this the prime time to put a stop to an infestation.




How to know if you have a rodent in your house?


Some signs that you have a rodent may include: - Sounds of scampering, scraping, or clawing in the attic. - Chew marks on furniture, clothes, and food products. - Distinct droppings: most rat feces resemble a raisin in color, shape, and size. It will be dispersed throughout the house, and not left in piles or trails. - Brown, dirty, or greasy pathways where the rat has been running.




What does an exterminator’s process look like?


Getting rid of rats and mice from your home is a two-pronged process. Before the exterminator process, a professional will ask you a series of questions to properly prepare for their visit to your home. Once the exterminator arrives they will inspect your home to determine where the rats are and determine what kind of damage they have done. After, they will quote you for the job and begin work.





ATTIC CARE & INSULATION

How do professionals remove rats?


The first step involves clearing out the rodents by de-scenting, decontaminating, and finally destroying. Finding and de-scenting is crucial to combating your rodent problem because once the scent is eliminated the rats will have no one place to congregate. Most professionals will use rat poison or rat traps to catch and kill the actual rats that are within your home. What makes professionals crucially different from homemade solutions to your rodent problem is rat proofing your home. Finding out how the rodents are coming into your home and then closing these entrances, is the most important step in how professionals remove rats from your home.




What's the difference between rat & mice infestation?


There are 3 main differences between a rat & mice infestation: 1. Droppings - rats tend to have much larger droppings than mice, making them a little easier to identify straight out. 2. Behavior - rats are typically very cautious, which is why you may not know of their presence for a long time, whereas mice are very curious and therefore likely to scope out anything new in your home. 3. Breeding - Mice breed very quickly, so it is easier to have an infestation of these pests than with rats. Rats primarily breed in the spring, making this the prime time to put a stop to an infestation.




How to know if you have a rodent in your house?


Some signs that you have a rodent may include: - Sounds of scampering, scraping, or clawing in the attic. - Chew marks on furniture, clothes, and food products. - Distinct droppings: most rat feces resemble a raisin in color, shape, and size. It will be dispersed throughout the house, and not left in piles or trails. - Brown, dirty, or greasy pathways where the rat has been running.




What does an exterminator’s process look like?


Getting rid of rats and mice from your home is a two-pronged process. Before the exterminator process, a professional will ask you a series of questions to properly prepare for their visit to your home. Once the exterminator arrives they will inspect your home to determine where the rats are and determine what kind of damage they have done. After, they will quote you for the job and begin work.





HEALTH HAZARDS

Why is natural rat deterrent better than traditional?


Natural rat deterrent has several benefits over other traditional methods: - There is little odor, no ammonia smells or harsh airborne chemicals. - It is non-staining, so your furniture and flooring will not be compromised. - Natural pest control of rats is safer for children and pets. - This method is less irritating for people with asthma, allergies, and respiratory challenges. - It is organic and environmentally-friendly.




What diseases do mice or rodents carry?


There are disease concerns with both wild (rats, mice) and pet (rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs) rodents and rabbits. They can carry many diseases including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella. Wild rodents also may cause considerable property damage by chewing through wiring in homes, car engines, and other places.




What to do if I smell unexpected foul odors at home?


Household pests such as mice, rats and other rodents can leave foul odors in your attic and throughout your home. Not only do they leave noxious dropping and urine residue around your house, but when the rodents themselves die the decay process can create intense odor that lingers far after the carcass has been removed. Our rodent control experts have immense experience removing foul odors from the home.




Is animal waste dangerous?


If a colony of bats, flock of birds or a family of squirrels, rats, raccoons or other animals takes up your residence building, their droppings will accumulate and create a health risk for anyone who enters the area and disturb the material. The best way to prevent exposure to animal disease is to avoid situations where material that might be contaminated can become airborne and subsequently inhaled.





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