FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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's the difference between rat & mice infestation?
How to know if you have a rodent in your house?
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 mice get in the attic?
What is attic condensation and how to prevent it in winter?
How much does it cost to insulate an attic?
If you’re planning on living in a house long-term, proper insulation is a wonderful investment. By purchasing the following products - foam, cellulose, fiberglass, radiant/reflective barriers - it will cost you at an average of $1,075, if you do the job yourself. Since some of these products are toxic to the touch, and could lead to health problems when not handled properly, we highly recommend using a professional service. The cost varies, depending on what you want to insulate - walls, attics, garages - and how many square feet need to be insulated.
How often should I clean my attic?
The months that you should be cleaning your attic are late October to the beginning of December, and late in March to the beginning of April. These are the months that it is cool but warm enough to clean these animals out without fear of them trying to weasel their way back in.
Why is natural rat deterrent better than traditional?
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.