Don't Let Rodents Move into Your Homes
Rodents are common pests in the Tampa Bay area and are a pest that no one wants in their home. Rodents are near the top of the list of destructive, dangerous pests. They cause severe damage to homes because they chew most anything to gather materials for building nests from around the house and leave urine and fecal matter anywhere they frequent. They’re also dangerous to the family’s health because they contaminate surfaces and food, spread diseases, and often carry parasites.
Don’t wait to take action if signs indicate a rodent infestation in the house. Rodents won’t move out on their own, and they reproduce rapidly, so a small infestation can quickly become a large one. To rid a home of these vermin, contact Green-Tech Termite and Pest Control.
Rodent Removal from Green-Tech Termite and Pest Control
Green-Tech Termite and Pest Control offers rodent control services beyond simple rodent removal, but rodent removal is a vital first step. Removing rodents from the house is the only way to stop them from causing damage and spreading illness.
We will lay down snap traps and glue boards to remove the rodents. We check these traps every two days for three consecutive follow-up visits to remove any rodents and reset any triggered traps.
Once we’ve removed the rodent infestation, it’s vital to take action to make sure that rodents can’t return by sealing any entry points the rodents previously used. We offer this exclusion work here at Green-Tech Termite and Pest Control. We’ll seal the entry points to protect the home from future rodent infestations and warranty this service.
Cleaning After Rodent Removal
We use specialized equipment to remove rodent droppings and animal waste safely. We employ HEPA filtration systems and ozone air neutralizers to destroy odors and microbes in conjunction with specialized UVC lights and filtration systems to restore the home and eliminate odors, microbes, and potential health hazards.
Reasons To Treat a Home for Rodents
Rodents like rats and mice traversing through the house would be startling. However, this might be the least important reason to eliminate these rodents. Their presence is hazardous for the property and its inhabitants, making their removal a top priority.
Rodents feed 15 to 25 times daily and may ruin more food than they eat, leaving unsanitary remains behind them. Unfortunately, food isn’t the only thing rodents will ruin. Rats often sharpen their teeth by gnawing through electrical insulation, increasing the risks of house fires and power outages.
These instances usually result in severe damage, requiring thousands of dollars to repair. Rodents can also target thermal insulation, thus preventing it from successfully regulating indoor temperatures.
Rodents also defecate and urinate throughout the house. Their droppings attract other rodents and spread diseases to humans and pets inhabiting the house.
Rodent Prevention Measures for Your Home
Regularly inspect your home for signs of rodents: Make sure to look around the outside and inside of your home for any telltale signs of rodents, such as droppings, gnaw marks, fur, or burrows. Check the baseboards, in cupboards and pantries, behind appliances, and in other hidden places that could provide shelter for a rodent.
Seal up potential entry points: Rats and mice can squeeze into even minute openings. Therefore, it’s vital to seal up any holes or cracks where they might enter your home. Engage a professional pest control service to inspect the house’s exterior walls and fill any gaps or cracks with specialized material.
Remove food sources: Rodents can easily sniff out food sources, so it’s essential to store food properly in sealed containers made of plastic, glass, or metal. Make sure pet food dishes are emptied every night before bedtime, and don’t leave any crumbs behind on countertops or floors.
Keep clutter away: Rodents love to hide in cluttered areas with plenty of hiding spots. As such, it’s important to keep clutter away from walls and corners and use proper storage solutions such as bins and shelves instead.
Use traps correctly: If you find yourself dealing with an infestation of rodents, it’s best practice to use humane traps rather than poison which could potentially harm other animals or even put people at risk.
A Rodent-Free Home Is a Safe Home
As rodents move into a home, they threaten everyone’s safety and health. The only way to protect the family is to eliminate the infestation and ensure it doesn’t come back. Green-Tech Termite and Pest Control has over 40 years of experience providing Tampa Bay homeowners with high-quality, effective rodent control services. We will make your home rodent-free. Contact us today to request a free quote.