Since rodents are larger pests than others, they can cause significant damage to your home and if left alone too long, can make a home unlivable. They love to rummage in cabinets and refrigerators where food is stored. They also leave their droppings behind creating a smelly, unsightly mess. If you suspect a rodent infestation, but haven't seen them yet, here are some signs to watch out for. You will most likely find the droppings and urine puddles first. If you hear squeaks, rustling, and scampering noises, they could very well be from mice or rats. If you see nibble or gnaw marks on food packages, it's probably due to these creatures bumming a snack from your home. They can also leave grease marks from the oil and dirt in their coats, a musty odor, and dusty footprints.
Getting rid of these pests can start with setting traps, the traditional clamp kind which break the mouse or rat's neck or the glue kind which stick their feet to the trap and prevent them from moving. If these vermin are in the wall, professionals like us are needed to either lure them out or create an opening in the wall to remove them and then seal it back up when we're done. Once the rodents have been removed, disinfecting with bleach and water is recommended, using rubber gloves for cleaning and trash bags for contaminated materials. Then wash your hands thoroughly and open some windows for ventilation to air things out.
Squirrels are another troublesome rodent, responsible for causing extensive damage to your building or home by gnawing through building materials and insulation. Squirrel exclusion is the best way to permanently control a squirrel infestation. We will provide a thorough inspection to determine how they are getting into the building/home, humanely remove the squirrels, and seal off any holes in your building or home's structure, making further squirrel infestations unlikely. We can perform squirrel exclusion for the common grey squirrels or flying squirrels.
Mice, rats, squirrels and other rodents can chew wires in your home, resulting in a fire hazard. If you feel you have any rodents present or are woken to a flying squirrel or other rodent, feel free to call our office to ask us about our "A.S.A.P. Service."