Unchecked, these rodents can literally overrun your property causing untold damage. Our pest management services designed to contain rodents, include an exterior baiting program with federally approved locking boxes. A trapping program for both interior and exterior is offered for severe rodent infestations at pest conrol costs you can afford. In some cases, rodent exclusion for your home or office may be warranted, while adhering to providing resonable pest control costs. This service entails sealing or screening of interior and exterior openings to prevent rodent intrusion into your home. Rodents have been a bane to society for centuries. They can damage your garden, eat the fruit on your trees, gnaw on the house trim, chew on cable wires and other lines outside or inside a structure. Rats and mice are prevalent throughout the country. They breed all year long. Mice can have up to four to seven pups per litter and up to eight litters per year. Females rats can produce eight to 12 offspring per year. Rats and mice are nocturnal creatures.
There are basically two types of mice to contend with, the native white-footed mouse and the deer mouse. There are also two types of rats that homeowners may encounter. the Norway or brown rat and the black or roof rat. Some interesting facts about rodents will allow you to understands why they have been so successful living for hundreds of years in the human environment. Rats are great swimmers with the ability to swim up to 1/2 mile in open water, they can travel through sewer lines against currents and literally tread water for up to three days. Roof rats and mice are excellent climbers while Norway rats are less agile but can still climb. Rats have a vertical jump of up to three feet and can drop from heights of 50 feet without harming themselves. If rats and mice cannot work their way around an object, they may simply go through it. They are more than capable of gnawing on many materials such as improperly cured concrete, glass, aluminum siding, cinder block, and lead sheathing. In about 95 percent of cases, you will undoubtedly encouter rats.
Since rodents can be such a destructive pest, a thorough inspection along with a multi-faceted approach to halt them is essential. A minute hole here or a crack or crevice opening is plenty of room for the rodents. A hole the size of a dime is perfect for mice and a hole the size of a quarter is all that is needed for an adult rat. When dealing with rodents is always important to look at the house, the surounding landscape and environmental to review and identify any conducive conditions/ Once the environment is modified and a comprehensive program set in place, rodent control will be possible.
Our outdoor bating program consists of locking bait boxes inspected, cleaned, replenished monthly to control these pests before they gain access inside your home or office. Before we begin a bating program, we carefully review the property to see what makes it vulnerable to a rodent infestation. Following an inspection and setting up a graph of the property, we select the appropriate rodenticide to use for the initial treatment. Later, to adapt to the rodents\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' behavior, rodenticides are changed for long term control. Our federally approved rodent Bait boxes are locked at all times and anchored so that they are safe and tamper-proof. All bait boxes are inspected, cleaned, sanitized and replenished on a monthly basis.
We trap the rodents in the attics of home, offices, commercial businesses and remove them before odors occur. It is crucial at times to implement a rodent trapping program. Traps are either set outside around the perimeter or in the attic of the structure. It is essential to place them in either secure box or the attic so that neither humans or pets will come in contact with them. Sometimes using traps to reduce a rodent infestation, is a very appropriate avenue. If the population is very large and baiting is simply not enough, then trapping plays an important role.
Rodent exclusion: secure and seal outside openings to stop any future intrusion by rats and mice. Rodent exclusion is not performed until baiting and/or trapping has been underway for s certain period. Exclusion generally includes the garage vents on the side walls, eves, roof vents, dryer vents and other key areas such as the downspouts, to ensure the rodents will not gain entry.
Additional baiting photos.