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When you think about pests it's likely only a short amount of time before you think about mice, rats and other rodents. Mice and rats carry diseases and destroy property with their sharp incisors that allow them to chew through wood and other materials to gain access to your home or nearby property. If you can spot the damage signs early on, you can stop the damage from getting too great. Beyond that, these rodents tend to make a mess with their droppings, crawl around in filth, and carry parasites and other pests within their fur that bring health problems.
Western Exterminator offers methods to get rid of rodents as well as rodent control solutions such as:
These are just a few of the rodent control and prevention solutions. Western Exterminator can get rid of the rodent problem and offer advice on how to prevent a return infestation.
If you think that you might have a rodent infestation call a Western Exterminator rodent control expert at 800-937-8398 or contact us online.
Mice and rats are prodigious breeders, which means that you could soon end up with a large number of rodents running around your home. So, if you see one mouse or rat in your home or at your business know that there are probably more hidden away.
That's why setting traps and using other do-it-yourself methods may not be the most effective way of dealing with rodents. Western Exterminator Technicians get rid of rats and mice by killing the rodents that are in there, but we also remove the rodent nests and seal up entry points.
Rodents share many characteristics, but you can tell Mice & Rats apart. Here are some useful tips.
Bubonic Plague - carried by rats and passed to humans via the fleas that feed on them. The Black Plague nearly wiped out most of civilization during the Middle Ages until the source of the problem was found.
Hantavirus - rat urine and feces carry this bacteria and it can be fatal.
Rat Bite Fever - a disease that can be transmitted to humans when a rat bites someone.
Leptospirosis - a very serious illness that can cause bleeding in the lungs.
Often the first thing that homeowners find indicating a rodent infestation is the droppings. If you find them in pantries, cupboards, behind garbage cans and receptacles or anywhere else you might have rodents. You might also hear them scurrying in the walls or see the mouse and rat tracks in dirt around the home.
The difference between the signs of rats and the signs of mice is subtle, but important. Usually the signs of rats and mice depends on size. Holes created by rats are larger, because rats are larger. Rat droppings are also larger, as well as smudge marks they leave behind. Mice are smaller and chew smaller holes in walls, leave smaller droppings behind.
Rats and mice will leave behind urine and feces. Rat droppings are fatter than those of mice and have rounded ends. Mice droppings are very small, almost like grains of rice, with pointy ends.
These are just some of the signs of rats and mice home and property owners can look for. Western Exterminator rodents specialists can also spot these signs and discern between the two types of rodents.
If you find mice, rats or other rodents around your home it's important to get a residential rodent control professional out there fast.
Wondering which rodents are most likely to be a problem in your home? Find out here. The rodent control experts at Western Exterminator are your best line of defense against all of them.
Western Exterminator uses treatment options that are proven to keep rodents away. We discuss the nature of the infestation with our customers and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address any rodent-related issues.
So, if rodents are so adaptable and covert, how do you keep them away?
Rodent repellents are highly effective but potent rodent treatment option. The chemicals in rodent repellents require the utmost care when handling them. There are over-the-counter rodent repellents, but if these repellents aren’t strategically placed on your property, you may not see a reduction in rodent activity.
Western Exterminator pest control specialists are trained to use rodenticides properly. Our experts know where to place repellents according to the nature of your infestation. They also make sure to remove these materials from your home or business after rodent control treatments are completed. We make sure baits are kept out of reach of pets, humans, livestock and wildlife.
For customers who are concerned with the environmental impact of rodenticide, we understand your concern. To clear up some concerns, here are some key points about rodent repellents and rodenticides:
Rodenticide bait containers or “bait stations” are commonly used in the pest control industry. Commercial grade bait stations are made with durable materials, like metal or plastic to reduce the likelihood of accidental poisoning of humans, pets, wildlife etc.
But, no matter how effective the bait station is, if it is not placed in the right location, rodents will not enter it. It's important to use a professional pest control service to ensure rodent repellents are utilized in the correct manner.
We stop rodents from ruining your rep.
That’s what we do. We know how important your business is to you and we know how frustrating and disastrous a rat, mouse or rodent infestation can be. That’s why we offer our discreet and reliable commercial rodent removal and prevention solutions that will get rid of the rodents in there and stop them from coming back.
The problem is that mice and rats do more than just scare people when they come running out from behind the refrigerator. They cause damage to property by chewing holes in walls and other structures and are a potential fire risk thanks to their tendency to chew on electrical wires. Plus, there are numerous health risks that come from rodent infestations that can cause serious problems.
Western’s IPM Plus+ commercial pest management programs are administered under the oversight of our on-staff entomologists and are guaranteed to exceed even the most demanding rodent problems.
We use a strategy that incorporates traps and bait stations to get rid of the adult rodents. Our experts can also find the entry points and advise you on the best ways to seal those up and prevent rodents from returning. Our professional exterminators also find the nesting sites to completely eliminate the infestation.
The costs of rodent control can vary because of a number of reasons. For example, the size of the infestation, the size of the property and whether or not the property is a residential or commercial property.
Commercial properties may require multiple treatments, for example, or continued treatment to make sure infestations are removed and prevented from returning. Residential infestations of mice and rats depend on the size of the property, the number of treatments required to get rid of the infestation and any follow-up treatments needed there. Since mice and rats can get into tight spots, it can take longer to treat some areas where the rodents have been found.
This is why it's hard to offer the exact cost of rodent control services. The best thing to do is have your property inspected so the rodents can be found and get an estimate from Western Exterminator.
If you should be dissatisfied, there will be no charge for the service involved. We’ll also do everything possible to correct the situation and resolve your concerns completely. To set up an appointment with a Western Exterminator commercial rodent control expert, contact us online or call 800-937-8398 today.
Over the last 90+ years, we have accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with all rodent species throughout the United States. We carefully combine this knowledge with our understanding of seasonal pest trends and regional areas. Our local, highly-trained services specialists have been specially trained to provide you with the best possible rodent control tailored to your property.
We have a branch office in Los Angeles, so that a service technician is always in your area.
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