Boca Raton Rodent Control Services
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Personalized Rodent Removal Services
Few things are as unpleasant as finding rodents in your home. Rats and mice both pose significant dangers to your family, home, and pets, transmitting dozens of diseases, damaging your house’s structure, and even creating fire hazards.
If you spot just a couple of rats or mice, it’s likely that plenty more live in and around your home. If you suspect the presence of rodents, don’t delay, our trained technicians will inspect your home and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for a personalized plan to rid your house of these unwanted pests.
To get started, just contact us online. Or if you need an immediate response, please call (954) 326-8287.
Diseases Spread by Rats and Mice
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diseases directly spread by rats include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, lassa fever, leptospirosis, lymphocytic chorio-meningitis, omsk hemorrhagic fever. plague, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, multiple forms of South American arenaviruses, and tularemia.
Indirectly spread diseases include babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, cutaneous leishmaniasis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, la crosse encephalitis, lyme disease, murine typhus, omsk hemorrhagic fever, powassan virus, scrub typhus, rickettsialpox, relapsing fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, sylvatic typhus, and the West Nile virus.
Plus, their feces and urine can trigger allergies and asthma, and can also cause existing respiratory problems to become worse.
The list of diseases spread by these pests makes the need for effective rodent control immediately clear—and those aren’t the only problems they create.
Signs of Rodent Presence
Often, you’ll suspect a rodent infestation before you see a single rat or mouse. Signs to watch for include the following:
- Gnaw marks on wood, walls, flooring and so forth
- Droppings where they feed and where they nest plus where they walk through your house
- Chewed up food packaging
- Shredded insulation, paper, dried plant debris, and/or fabric that they’re using to make and repair nests
- Nervous behavior by your pets that may know of their presence; they may be looking under a piece of furniture or walking around an appliance
- Scurrying and scratching sounds, especially at night
- Unpleasant odors, which can be rodent urine or a dead rat or mouse
If you notice one or more of these signs, it makes sense to use professional rat pest control services for safe, efficient rodent removal.
Home Damage Done by Rodents
Rats and mice have incisor teeth that are literally made for gnawing and they must chew to keep these teeth from continuing to grow. So, they gnaw through wood, sheetrock, and more as they make holes to get into roofs, chimneys, attics, crawl spaces, and other places in your home—and then they keep on chewing. They can move into your house’s ductwork and other parts of your home’s systems, also chewing on wires, which can trigger house fires.
Plus, they contaminate food supplies in Boca Raton homes by walking through them and by leaving behind urine, feces, and saliva—where they can also spread germs for the diseases they carry. According to Food Safety Magazine, rats globally contaminate enough food each year to feed 200 million people.
Rodent Prevention Strategies
Step one of rat control (mice control, too) is to prevent them from getting inside. Like other creatures, they seek out food, water, and shelter. So, by depriving them of these essential needs, they’ll go elsewhere.
First, examine your home for potential entry points and seal them up. This includes cracks, crevices, and any holes larger than a quarter of an inch.Cut back tree limbs and other shrubbery surrounding your home so that rats and mice can’t use them to get into the upper stories of your house. Climbing vines can serve the same purpose for rodents.
Keep stacks of firewood away from your home and clean up leaf piles and other organic debris. If you compost, consider a rodent-proof bin.
Indoors, wipe food spills and clean up crumbs, including under and around appliances. Store dry goods and pet food in tightly sealed containers and put your pets’ food bowls away after they’re done eating. Fix leaks and remove standing water to eliminate sources of moisture for the rodents.
Take indoor trash out regularly and sweep around the area frequently. Put this trash in outdoor containers that are tightly closed.
Professional Mouse & Rat Extermination
Sometimes, despite all of these strategies, rats and mice find their way indoors. If you suspect a rodent presence, contact our rat exterminators. We’ll thoroughly inspect your home for entry points and rodent activity. We’ll strategically use advanced trapping and baiting techniques to remove any rats or mice that have moved in. To give you uninterrupted protection, we’ll monitor and maintain these stations as part of your annual rodent control protection plan.
Then, as part of our rodent exclusion service, we’ll locate and seal your home’s entry points and share strategies to keep them out for good.
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
Rat control and mouse control are some of the most important services we provide our customers, and we know how disturbing it can be to have even one rodent in your home. That’s just one of the reasons we stand by our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you continue to have issues with rodents, we’ll gladly return free of charge.
Choose Gregory’s for Boca Raton Rat Pest Control
When looking for a rat exterminator, you’ll want a company with proven excellence, one that offers safe, effective rat control services—and that’s exactly what you can count on with Gregory’s Pest Control here in Boca Raton. A family owned and operated business since 1985, we care about our community and the people who live and work in it, and this is reflected in the quality of service we provide.
First, our highly trained licensed technicians will provide a free inspection of your home along with a no-obligation quote. Then, we’ll present you with customized recommendations to get rid of the rats and mice in your Boca Raton home. When providing rat removal services, we’ll treat your family and your home as if it were our own because we value our customers, building personal relationships with them by treating them with courtesy and respect.
To schedule your free inspection, please contact us online. If you need immediate help, please call (954) 326-8287 to get started with safe and effective rodent pest control.