Are unwanted house guests keeping you up at night?
Rats and mice have an incredible ability to gnaw, dig and squeeze their way into virtually any home or business and once they're in, they can do major damage to your property and your health!
That's why our Rodent Control service combines immediate response and ongoing prevention for maximum rodent protection.
We keep your family protected from rats and mice with a combination of:
- Structural Exclusion
- Baiting and Trapping
- Monitoring and Maintenance
How the Rodent Control Process Works
A Larue Pest Professional will do a comprehensive inspection of your property to identify signs of rodent activity, potential entry points and attractants.
Wire mesh, chimney covers, caulking and other products are installed to seal any holes or gaps that could allow rodents to get inside your home.
Rodent waste not only carries diseases, but will also attract more rodents, so areas littered with urine and feces are cleaned and treated with an anti-bacterial spray.
Baits and Traps
Your Larue Pest Professional may or may not use a combination of traps and rodenticide baits to monitor and help control rodent populations.
5 Things You Should Know About Rats
Rats’ teeth grow about four inches a year, and they have to gnaw on things to keep their teeth from pushing through their skulls.
Rodents can easily chew through insulation and wires, leading to fires and power outages.
Rats can jump three feet in the air from a flat surface and leap more than four feet horizontally.
Rodent dander and urine can cause allergies and asthma problems, especially in children.
Mother rats can have as many as 8-12 offspring about every 30 days as long as there is enough food, shelter, and water.
How to Prevent a Rodent Infestation
1. Seal any cracks and holes larger than a dime around the perimeter of the home.
2. Screen dryer vents and openings to chimneys. Fill gaps around the entry points of utility lines, HVAC and plumbing pipes.
3. Be aware that rats can scale vertical walls and cross utility wires to enter your home above ground level.
4. Keep shrubbery trimmed back from the house and store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house.
5. Make sure all rubbish is cleaned up and use garbage cans with tight fitting lids.
6. Store pet food and bird seed in rat proof containers and keep garage doors shut when not in use.
7. Store all raw or prepared food indoors, in a rat-proof room.
8. Pick fruits and vegetables when ripe so rodents will not feed on them.
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If you ever encounter a warranted pest problem between scheduled visits, we will promptly solve the problem at no extra charge. That’s part of our PROMISE of Total Customer Satisfaction.