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Rodent control is essential to maintaining a safe and healthy environment in both homes and businesses. Rodents such as rats and mice carry diseases and damage property. Their destruction can range from gnawing through electrical wiring to contaminating food and living spaces with droppings and dried urine.
It is crucial to take proactive measures to prevent infestations and promptly address any signs of rodent activity. Ehrlich Pest Control offers specialized rodent removal services that can help you eliminate rodents and prevent their return. Contact us to schedule your first inspection!
Learn how rodent exclusion can get rid of rodents
Rats and mice have earned a notorious reputation for invading homes and businesses looking for food, water, or shelter. Fortunately, there are proactive measures we can take to keep rodents at bay. Here are a few steps you can take when it comes to keeping rodents off your property:
While finding rodents in your home or business may not be ideal, it's important to know the signs of a potential infestation to develop an action plan for rodent removal. Here are the top six signs of a rodent infestation:
The difference between the signs of rats and mice is subtle but important — size. Droppings, sebum(grease marks), and holes created by rats are larger. Mice are smaller — gnawing smaller holes in walls and leaving smaller droppings behind.
Rodents are opportunistic creatures that tend to hide in places where they can easily survive, have easy access, and remain unnoticed. The most effective way to get rid of rodents involves a combination of proactive measures, targeted treatments, and seeking help from a professional rodent exterminator. However, there are a few steps you can take when you want to eliminate rodents from your property.
At Ehrlich, we incorporate an integrated pest management (IPM) approach in our rodent removal services, designed to provide effective and environmentally friendly control and management solutions. Our rodent treatment methods vary and include the following:
An inspection before quoting will provide the most accurate cost for our rodent removal service, as service cost can depend on infestation severity, property size, property type (commercial or residential), and the number of follow-up treatments required. Ehrlich also provides additional pest control options for other wildlife that may harm your property, such as chipmunks, moles, voles, gophers, and squirrels.
No homeowner wants to deal with a rodent problem on their own. These creatures are notoriously good at hiding, so it almost always takes a trained professional to get rid of a rodent infestation completely.
If you catch sight of a rodent in your home, it’s important to call a professional immediately before the situation worsens. Give us a call at 855-807-9571 to schedule your first inspection.
Electronic rodent repellents are not the best way to get rid of rodents. At first, you may notice a decline, but rodent activity will return once the rats or mice acclimate to the new stimulus.
Rats and mice are different species that look similar. However, rats have larger, heavier bodies, while mice are relatively slender. Aside from their size, mice and rats differ in their nesting location and eating habits. For example, mice are able to obtain enough water through the food they eat and do not need a reliable source of water to survive. Conversely, depending on the species, rats must drink one to two ounces daily.
Rodent exclusion is the best method to get rid of rodents and keep them out. Exclusion involves sealing your home's cracks, gaps, holes, and crevices to keep rodents from infesting your property. Mice are able to fit through spaces as small as ⅜”x ¼”, while rats can move through openings as small as ¾” x ½”.
Mice and rats pose serious health risks to humans because of the diseases they can transmit. Their droppings can contaminate food and the surfaces they walk on. There is even a protein in mouse urine that triggers asthma attacks. Dried urine has bacteria that can last weeks to months on a surface, causing other potential health risks such as lepto.
To put it simply: safety. Both mice and rats are an extreme health hazard if not controlled. Rodent control is crucial to avoid contracting and spreading several serious diseases that both rats and mice transmit. Rats and mice can also contaminate food and other materials through the droppings and urine they leave behind. Mice and rats can damage your property’s insulation and gnaw through structural materials to gain access.
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