Rodent control is crucial for any household since cohabitation with rodents is a very unpleasant experience. When you have rats, you hear strange noises in the middle of the night. You smell terrible odors. Droppings and urine stains appear in your home, and you don’t even want to think about all the damage caused by the gnawing.
You can even face electricity problems in case those furry crawlers manage to get to your electricity cables. They can cause electrical fires, and destroy your internet and phone cables. If you have a rodent infestation problem, you’ll also come across damaged insulation, since it’s one of their favorite nesting spots.
Rodents can access your home by chewing entry holes. They can go through holes which are only a ¼ of an inch wide, and start ruining your home and your health. Rodents are rapid breeders. If they inhabit your home, it won’t take long before there’s an entire colony to deal with. So, it goes without saying that you need to take rodent control actions as soon as you suspect there are uninvited guests inside your property.
As a responsible homeowner, you may be keen on taking some DIY rodent control measures to protect your family and possessions. We’ve shared many DIY tips on our blog which have turned out to be very effective for a lot of readers. However, if your situation is too complex, trying to do it yourself can actually worsen the situation.
Benefits of hiring rodent control professionals
A rodent infestation is an issue that you need to take very seriously. It’s good to be ready and prepared to meet such a challenge. But, if you want to deal with the issue quickly and easily, it’s best to do it in cooperation with trained professionals.
Fast identification and solution to a rodent issue
In order to properly deal with a rodent infestation, it’s crucial to identify the problem and take the appropriate course of action. What you need to do first is make sure that you know your enemy.
However this is where it gets complex. You see, the rodent family is comprised of more than two thousand species! It’s divided in several subfamilies with specific biology, habits, and different levels of difficulty to control.
Rodent control professionals possess the knowledge and experience needed for identifying rodents. After identifying the rodent species invading your home, professionals estimate the amount of rodents they need to deal with and which methods are appropriate for your specific situation.
Entry points and nesting spots are the next important information you need for dealing with rodents. Experienced professionals have their ways of locating all the entry points and nesting spots. Based on the evidence they gather, rodent control professionals are able to create detailed plans for dealing with your specific rodent issue.
Having a clear picture about your situation, rodent control professionals can come up with quick and effective solutions. They have all the equipment and skills needed to deal with any rodent-related situation. Depending on the level of infestation, professionals can solve your rodent problems within hours or days.
Minimizing health risks
Dealing with rodents in an unprofessional way brings along many health risks. Some rodents tend to attack people in case they find themselves cornered. This usually happens when they are with their younglings. And when rodents attack, they don’t stop until they feel safe again, so we are talking about more than one bite.
Rodent bites are not only painful, they are extremely infectious, too. Rat and mice bites are actually dangerous to your health. They can transmit various diseases and bacteria that result in serious health risks for humans. In some cases, rat bites can be deadly. This is why catching rodents should be left to rodent control professionals.
The use of poisonous baits and other chemicals can be very harmful to your family and pets. Regardless if you choose deadly rodent control means or traps, you have to know how to dispose of the rodents properly. If you want to protect both yourself and the environment, call rodent control professionals.
At first, DIY rodent control methods may seem like a cost-effective option. In fact, that’s usually the reason why people choose these methods when dealing with rodents. However, if your DIY efforts fail, you may face some huge expenses.
Rats, for example, are usually wary of changes in their environment. This makes it harder to catch them with traps and bait. Anyone who has tried to deal with rats knows that rat control methods are most effective in the first few hours and days. Therefore, they are most effective only in the beginning of a rat infestation, when there is a small number of rats on your property.
If you don’t manage to identify and deal with your rodent issue early, odds are that you can’t do much about it later on. Rodents will get used to avoiding your traps and they will breed up to a point when you’ll be faced with serious trouble. You’ll have larger damage to repair and the costs will keep piling up.
We rarely think about this issue until we find ourselves living with some furry creatures causing damage all around. But, prevention is an essential step in rodent control. It’s much better and easier to prevent a rodent infestation than deal with it later on. Therefore, if you hear that some of your neighbors have rodent-related issues, or you have another reason to expect a future infestation – call professionals immediately.
Long-term effective results
Once you face rodent-related issues, you’ll want them solved for good! With DIY rodent control methods, you may catch some mice, rats, or other pests from the rodent family. But, you can never be sure that you have solved the problem entirely. Things might seem good for a while, until you notice some familiar symptoms again causing you discomfort in your own home.
Professionals know how to deal with rodents effectively. They provide long-term rodent control results because they know that their reputation is at stake. For example, our business is mostly referral-driven. Aside from our mission to exceed our clients’ expectations, we only care about long-term results.
Our skilled professionals will not only solve your problem, but will also give you advice on how to keep your home rodent-free. After that, it’s up to you to keep that advice in mind and call for help immediately, in case you suspect another rodent infestation. You can’t deal with rodent control on your own, and neither can we. Only good cooperation can ensure that you live in a rodent-free home.