South Florida Rodent Control
The most common indicator that rodent control is needed in your home or business is when you hear noises in the attic at night.
As with other methods of pest control we provide, we recommend you call us to schedule a free inspection if you are concerned about the possibility of rodents gaining access to your home.
Once rodents are inside a structure, they can destroy insulation, electrical wiring, plumbing, and other structural components of your home.
Rodents are also known to spread as many as thirty-five different diseases to humans worldwide. These diseases can be spread either through direct contact with rodents, or by contact with their feces, urine, or saliva. These diseases may also be spread by being bitten by ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on sick rodents.
With strategic trap placement along rodent runways around your home, our rodent control experts will quickly eliminate all roof rats and/or mice.
Since rats can often be trap shy, proper trap placement is extremely important to prevent them from avoiding traps in the future. Our technicians will identify runways by looking for rodent urine, rodent feces, and rodent rub marks throughout your home.
Since roof rats often have families ranging between 5-10 rats, we will put out as many traps as possible to speed up the process of completely eliminating the existing population.
Traps will most often be placed in the attic. However, if you are seeing 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 will likely trap on the exterior foundation of your home to remove rats as they exit the home at night in search of food and water.
One of the most important aspects of rodent control is never allowing them to enter your home in the first place.
By utilizing practices of integrative pest management, our team of rodent control experts will seek out locations around your home that might be an appealing point of entry to a rodent.
In addition to sealing off any potential entry points that a rodent could potentially exploit to get into your home or business, our pest control technicians will also have some other tips and tricks for you to use around your property.
Since rats can travel up to 300 ft and have the ability to gain entry into buildings through a combination of jumping, climbing, and gnawing – we highly recommend contacting us to perform a free inspection of your home to identify and mitigate potential entry locations, which can be as small as 1/2 inch.
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.
The most common entry areas we need to seal include the AC chase where AC 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 will commonly enter the home 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.
Rodent Monitoring Programs
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 service.
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 the long-term rodent reduction of the exterior rodent pressure surrounding your property.
These bait stations will be refilled and maintained every 1-2 months. It is important to regularly replace rodent bait. If rodent populations are high, all of the bait will likely be consumed within this period of time. Even if there is bait remaining in the boxes, the humidity will eventually make the bait moldy and rodents will not eat bait with mold on it.
Rats will rarely die within these bait stations. Once consuming the bait, they will usually die within 2-3 days near where they find shelter at night. Due to the low toxicity of rodent bait, it is very rare that other mammals will suffer adverse health effects from consuming rodents that have died from consuming bait.
Removal and Sanitization of Rodent Feces
At Native Pest Management, we know that there is still work to do once rodents are removed from your home. Since rodent feces can transfer diseases, it’s important to ensure affected areas of the home are remedied.
It is important to rid your home of 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 prior to rodents moving in. This work is performed by licensed and insured Native Pest Management technicians, and is not sub-contracted 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.
Contact Native Pest Management Today For Rodent Control In West Palm Beach
If you have rodents inside, or outside your home or business don’t hesitate to contact us today. As rodent control professionals that specialize in integrative pest management, we know that the best way to get rodents out of your home is to never let them in at all.
If your home or business is currently infested, 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 so that you will not have a rodent problem in the foreseeable future.