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Wake up in the middle of the night to a strange gnawing noise? If so, it is likely you are dealing with a rodent problem. These small wild animals are notorious for invading the human’s living space just because they can. Why do rodents target homes and businesses? It is mainly due to the fact they receive an open invitation. Now, this does not necessarily mean they were invited in by the home or business owner. No, it just means they found an available access point from the outside to the inside. Washington, DC residents are reporting more than usual mice, rat, and rodent sightings. These are coming from residents all throughout the state.
How To Identify Mice, Rat, And Rodent Infestations?
There are several signs associated with rodent infestations. These signs include fecal droppings, gnaw marks on building structures, food packages, and other materials. If one or more of these signs are detected in or around your home, it is likely there is a rodent problem nearby. Mice and rats share some of the same features, including a long hairless tail, pointy noise, grayish/black body, four legs and claws, whiskers, and two pointy ears. The major difference between these two rodent species is the size. The rat is generally larger in size than the mouse.
Rodent infestations are a common problem in Washington, DC. They can be found living in and near sewage systems, trash dumpsters, vacant buildings, grocery stores, restaurants, and residential areas. The mouse or rat does not have a preference when it comes to its living arrangements. In fact, they will live just about anywhere with a food source.
Why Is My Home Infested With Rodents?
It cannot be stressed enough, rodents are opportunist pests. They are always on the lookout for safe, warm shelter, and an endless food supply. They are also searching for easy access points into building structures, whether they are vacant or occupied. If your home offers rodents the essentials, it will become a target. Unfortunately, many home and business owners are unaware of rodent problems in their communities. This is very unfortunate for everyone involved because a minor community rodent problem can transition into a major infestation in a few weeks or months if left untreated.
Rodent infestations should always be taken seriously, regardless of the severity level. A single female adult rat or mice is enough to cause you and your family issues. This is especially true if the female rat has been previously impregnated, which will the beginning of a new colony of rats inside your home.
How To Eradicate A Mice Or Rat Infestation?
Rat infestations are more complex than many people tend to believe. While it may appear the infestation will go away without intervention, it requires the combined effort from every household member and an effective rodent control strategy. Our rodent control service combines multiple treatments, a visual in-home inspection, traps, and humane removal.
Our rodent control has proven time and time again to be effective in eradicating all rat and mice infestations. With your help, we can combat your rodent infestation over a very short duration.
We combine diphacinone-based or non-toxic bait pellets and traps to achieve maximum results over the shortest period of time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Washington, DC to speak with a rodent extermination expert.
Is Rodent Pest Control Harmful Or Safe?
Our rodent pest control treatments and methods have been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All EPA-approved rodent methods and products have been deemed “safe” for the environment, humans, plants, and animals when administered properly. Our exterminators have undergone extensive rodent control training to ensure the safety of our clients and their assets.
When Should I Expect The Exterminator To Arrive At My Home?
In most cases, we can dispatch a licensed exterminator out to your home within 24 to 48 hours of your initial rodent control request.
Is It Possible To Prevent Future Rodent Infestations In My Home?
Yes, with the extermination tools we provide, it is possible to protect your home from future rodent infestations. We will work with you to create a barrier around your home to deter rats and mice from entering your property again in the future. Rodent prevention requires the combined effort of the client and our exterminators. We will not stop until your entire property is deemed a rodent deterrent.
Our rodent prevention service also combines routine visual inspections with immediate treatment when necessary. We always start by sealing off all potential access points from the exterior to the interior of your home. Rodent access points are generally in close vicinity of sewage and water pipes and electrical wiring that runs from outside sources into your home.
Once all the access points are eliminated, we will work with you to create realistic goals that you and your family can meet.