Rodents


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Rodents are among the most successful of all mammals. In fact, rodents make up 43 percent of all mammals.

Rodents are commonly known as, “commensal,” because they share one’s table.

The word rodent means “to gnaw.” Which is very true because thousands of house fires are started when rodents gnaw on electrical wiring.

Rodents enter structures near wooded areas for shelter and food. Rats can gain entry through a hole the size of a quarter and the common house mouse can get in through a hole no larger than a dime.

Rodents are known to spread diseases such as, Mouse Allergens, Hantaviruses and Flea and mite-borne diseases, among others.

CONTROL MEASURES

Rodent control is situational. They include the following areas.

  1. Rodent inspections
  2. Sanitation
  3. Rodent-proofing
  4. Population reduction – Trapping
  5. Follow up

A professional control process will include:

  • Inspection – Inspect to determine the type of rodent causing the problem and the extent of the infestation.
  • Identification – Identify the areas of the structure that requires rodent proofing to stop access into the building.
  • Determination – Once you have identified the nesting sites you must determine the proper treatment process. Which treatments will work best for this infestation?
  • Control – Making the correct application of product.
  • Communication – The last part of a successful rodent control program is communication. Our technician reports, what was found during our inspection, what we did about it and what you can expect from our treatment. He will also discuss if further follow up treatments should be scheduled to make sure the problem is solved.
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