Rodent Extermination Services
Rodents are a common problem in both residential and commercial properties. They can damage insulation, wiring, and woodwork, and they also pose a serious health risk by contaminating food and spreading diseases. According to the Center for Disease Control mice and other rodents carry more than 35 diseases that are harmful to humans. So if you suspect that rodents are present on your property, it’s important to take action right away by contacting a professional pest control company. An experienced rodent exterminator from our team will help you identify:
The type of rodent – is it a house mouse, Norway rat or roof rat?
The severity of the pest problem
Where they gain access, eat, travel, and nest
The cause of your problem – whether it’s poor sanitation, available food, or water
The best type of rodent control product to use and where to place it for success
At Scott’s Turf & Pest Services we use a two-pronged approach for every treatment plan to not only eliminate your rodent infestation, but work to keep future mice and other rodents away from your home. To schedule your appointment with a rodent exterminator please click on the button below!
What We Do As Your Rodent Control Company
At Scott’s Turf & Pest Services we operate on three basic principles as your pest exterminator.
1. Kill: In spite of how many there are in number, we use baits and a IMP program eradicate mice, rats, or other pests before they invade your home.
2. Control: By performing routine quarterly pest control services in and around your home helps to maintain control of the rodents trying to make their home on your property.
3. Prevent: We make sure that you know that we are taking measures to control the mice and rodents from the outside so that you do not have pests on the inside of your home.
What Is A Rodent?
Rodent. It’s a word that can strike fear into the heart of even the bravest homeowner. But what, exactly, is a rodent? And what can you do if you find one in your home?
The species of rodents includes mice, rats, and squirrels. They’re characterized by their long tails, sharp incisors, and (in some cases) their ability to carry diseases. If you find a rodent in your home, your first instinct may be to reach for a trap or poison. But before you do that, it’s important to understand that rodents are actually intelligent creatures with complex social lives. In fact, studies have shown that they’re capable of feeling empathy and even forming friendships.
So, now you are wondering what you should you do if you find a rodent in your home? First, try to avoid harming it. If possible, place a food dish and water bowl near where you saw the rodent, and leave the door or window open so it can escape on its own. If that doesn’t work, or if you’re simply not comfortable having a rodent in your home, contact a pest control professional who can safely remove it.
Common rodents in North Carolina include;
Signs of A Rodent Infestation
Rodent infestations left ignored can become extremely destructive and so you need a way to detect then. Rodents can often come inside your house to find comfort and warmth during the cooler months, which is important for you to stay vigilant in your mice and rat control during late autumn and winter months too. Unfortunately rats have an expert hider so you may not be able to see them running around. This fact is what makes identification of symptoms more important. Be on the lookout for;
Noises is walls and ceilings, like scurrying
Rub and gnaw marks
Because pest infestations can cause significant harm, it’s important to know when they are occurring before the damage beyond the help of pest control. Rodents usually enter homes for food and warmth during cooler seasons so we suggest securing extra care for them in late fall and winter.
Are Rodents Dangerous?
It is not often you hear about physical harm from a mouse, but does that mean they are free of harm? The main cause for danger when it comes to rodents lies in the reality that they carry lots and lots of harmful diseases. So as they run throughout your house, the kitchen cabinets, along your countertops, and underneath your plumbing, they will be continually spreading disease. Their bacteria and germs will then land on your food, dishes, dining areas, and bathroom surfaces, which means they’re essentially delivering sickness straight to you and your family.
In addition to the health concerns of having a rat problem in your house, rodents can also cause extensive structural damage. They often gnaw on plastic, wiring, and wood leaving large holes throughout their path of travel. As mentioned before a common way to tell if you need to schedule service with a pest control company, is when you can actually see teeth marks on objects that rats or mice have chewed on. They also tend to build their nests beneath foundations, wood piles, in dense vegetation areas, or inside walls, ceilings, and cabinets.
In super severe cases damage repair services may be necessary.
How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Mice?
The time to reach a solution for your rodent control issues varies significantly depending on if your mice have already died previous to your discovery. For most homeowners, it usually takes 1 to 2 months for a rodent control company to completely remove mouse or rat spores from your house. So there is truly no time to waste when finding a pest control company to help you with your pest removal efforts.
A few important things to know when it comes to rodent removal;
First, rodents are expert escape artists, so it’s important to seal up any holes or gaps in your home that they could use to get inside after removal.
Second, rodents are attracted to food sources, so it’s important to keep your kitchen, living spaces, and crawl spaces clean and free of crumbs.
Third, once you have a rodent infestation, it can be very difficult to get rid of them.
So chances are if you have seen one rodent, there are many more hiding nearby.
Effective Rodent Control Methods
Being sure to clean up quickly after making messes can definitely help lower your chances of a rodent problem. However, the most effective long-term solution is to never let the rodents have access to your home the first place. Check out a few tips for protecting your home against rodents and other common pests below;
Add Peppermint to Your Household Fragrances: Peppermint has a strong odor and repellent qualities for pest control. It’s possible to cultivate peppermint outdoors or use peppermint oils on cotton balls to spread around the house. You can also put daffodils, wood hyacinth and camphor on plants for the protection of wildlife.
Fill Gaps and Close Access Points: When dealing with pest removal and prevention its super important to seal voids in the exterior structure with caulker or steel wool. You can also replace loose masonry, weather stripping found in basements, install door sweepings and repair any damaged screens.
At the end of the day the best way to get rid of rodents or the threat of a rodent infestation is to hire a reputable pest control company to help prevent any problems before they have the chance to occur.
Now’s Your Chance! Schedule Your Rodent Control Services Today.
If you are already in the thick of a rat control problem, don’t wait for the issue to worsen call a pest control expert today. Professional Service Technicians like our team at Scott’s Turf & Pest Services know where rodents hide and how to quickly get rid of your pests with the best customer care around!
We believe in putting our customers first and strive to provide exceptional service or your money back guaranteed. Sound like what you need? Please send us a message using the form below or call 919-923-2361 to request a free quote.
Pest Control Service Areas:
At Scott’s Turf & Pest Services we proudly provide rat control, mice control, termite control, and other rodent control services to the following areas: Buckhorn, Burlington, Bynum, Chapel Hill, Durham, Efland, Eli Whitney, Fearrington, Graham, Haw River, Hawfields, Hillsborough, Mandale, Mebane, Miles, Pittsboro, Saxapahaw, Sweponsville, and Wilsonville.