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Rodent Solutions For West Palm Beach, Florida

The most common indicator that you need rodent control in your home or business is hearing noises in the attic at night. Scratching and scuffling sounds are often an indication of a rodent infestation. However, there are other signs that rodents have gotten into your home. If you start finding small black pellets on your countertop or in your cupboards, holes chewed through packaging in your pantry, or greasy marks along your walls, you may have a rodent problem.

Once rodents get inside a structure, they can destroy insulation, electrical wiring, plumbing, and other structural components of your home. They are also known to spread as many as thirty-five different diseases to humans. These diseases can be transmitted either through direct contact with rodents, or by contact with their feces, urine, or saliva. These diseases also spread by being bitten by ticks, mites, or fleas that have fed on sick rodents.

Our Rodent Control Offerings

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Rodent Trapping

Our rodent control experts will quickly eliminate all roof rats or mice with strategic trap placement along rodent runways around your home. Since rats can often be trap-shy, proper trap placement is essential to prevent them from avoiding traps in the future. Our technicians will identify runways by looking for rodent urine, feces, and rub marks throughout your home.

Roof rats often have families ranging from five to ten rats, so we will put out as many traps as possible to eliminate the existing population as quickly as possible. We most often place traps in the attic; however, if you see rats within the living area of your home, we will also place traps inside along rodent runways.

If there is no attic in your home, we usually place traps on the exterior foundation of your home to remove rats as they exit the house at night in search of food and water.

Rodent Exclusion

One of the most important aspects of rodent control is never allowing them to enter your home in the first place. By utilizing integrated pest management practices, our team of rodent control experts will seek out locations around your house that might be an appealing point of entry to a rodent. In addition to sealing off any potential entry points that a rodent could exploit to get into your home or business, our pest control technicians will also have other tips and tricks for you to use around your property to make your home unappealing to rodents.

Rats can travel up to 300 feet and have the ability to gain entry into buildings through a combination of jumping, climbing, and gnawing. With sharp teeth and the ability to compress their body to fit through small holes, roof rats can create various access points on the exterior of your home and can get through spaces as small as a nickel. By sealing even the smallest holes, we can prevent rats from getting into your house.

The most common entry areas we need to seal up include the AC chase where air conditioning lines enter the home, plumbing vents on the roof, soffit vents on the eaves of the home, gable vent screens, and roof corner intersections. Rodents also commonly enter the house underneath the garage door seal if it is damaged.

To properly rodent-proof your home, we will use a combination of materials including steel and copper mesh, steel hardware cloth, concrete, and caulk to seal holes and openings around the exterior perimeter and roof. At Native Pest Management, we are experts at providing exclusion work that securely seals areas of weakness around the exterior of your home that might otherwise be exploited by a rat intent on getting inside.

Rodent Monitoring Programs

Upon completion of our trapping and exclusion program, we will install tamper-proof rodent bait stations on the exterior foundation of the structure to ensure long-term rodent reduction around the exterior of your property. These bait stations will be refilled and maintained every one to two months.

It is vital to replace rodent bait regularly. If rodent populations are high, all of the bait will likely be consumed within this period. Even if there is bait remaining in the boxes, the humidity will eventually make the bait moldy, and rodents will no longer be attracted to it. Rats will rarely die within these bait stations. Once they consume the bait, they will usually die within two to three days near where they find shelter at night. Other mammals will rarely suffer adverse health effects from consuming rodents that have died from eating the bait due to the low toxicity of rodent bait.

Removal & Sanitization Of Rodent Feces

At Native Pest Management, we know that there is still work to do once we remove the rodents from your home. Since rodent feces can transfer diseases, it’s crucial to treat affected areas of the house. It is vital to rid your home or business of rodent feces before it becomes a problem that can affect the health of your family, friends, or customers.

To sanitize attics, we provide contaminated insulation removal and insulation replacement to restore your attic to the clean state it was in before rodents moved in. Licensed and insured Native Pest Management technicians perform this work; we do not subcontract to outside companies. We also provide attic fogging with a disinfectant that is highly effective against disease-causing bacteria so that you can rest assured knowing that you, and those around you, are safe.

our Rodent control process

free Inspection

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You can begin by contacting us to perform a free inspection of your home to identify and mitigate potential rodent entry locations. We will also locate any active infestation hot spots in order to prepare for treatment.

treatment

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Our treatment at your property will depend on what we find in our inspection. We offer trapping, exclusion work, monitoring, and sanitization services in order to keep your property free of rodents.

Guarantee

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At Native Pest Management, we believe in the quality of our work and back it up with a guarantee that your home or business will remain rodent-free following our rodent trapping and rodent proofing services.
 

IPM For West Palm Beach Properties

If you have rodents inside or outside your West Palm Beach home or business, don’t hesitate to contact us today. As rodent control professionals that specialize in Integrated Pest Management, we know that the best way to get rodents out of your home is never to let them in at all.

If you currently have an infestation in your home or business, be sure to contact us immediately. We will come to your property, provide you with a quote, deal with your rodent problem, and ensure that a long-term solution is in place to avoid a rodent problem in the foreseeable future. At Native Pest Management, we stand by our work. Call us today for our rodent control services and a free home inspection.

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