Effective Rodent Removal in Beaverton
All pest control service providers know that rodents can do a number on a house. As gnawing animals, when they get into walls they can chew through electrical wiring and drywall. They also chew on flooring, furniture, and of course, anything in your pantry or kitchen cabinets. Rats and mice are the most common rodents to infest a home or business. When they do, Family Home Pest Control has proven methods for rodent removal in Beaverton and the surrounding area.
Important Rodent Control
Rats and mice are carriers of bacteria, parasites, viruses, pathogenic fungus, and disease. They are also a source of allergens for many people. Mice and rats often use air ducts to make their home. When they do, those health risks get spread throughout a house or office space. Harmful bacteria and allergens can also be kicked into the air when vacuuming, dusting, or moving furniture. The bacteria can lead to serious respiratory infections. Common allergens carried by mice in their fur and saliva can seriously exacerbate asthma and other breathing problems.
In addition to what can be transmitted through the air, rats and mice spoil food. They crawl across counter tops and tables, where food is served and prepared, and leave behind invisible health threats. Rodents carry salmonella, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Haverhill fever, and other pathogens. It is important to safeguard your home from these threats.
Our experienced exterminators know where rodents hide and how to identify their nests. We offer rodent extermination as well as prevention. Once rodents have been removed from your home, it’s important to keep them out by continued monitoring and maintenance treatments.
Identifying Mouse and Rat Infestations
The rodents we find most common in the Northwest include deer mice, house mice, roof rats, and Norway rats. Each of these animals will shrink from human notice. They are nocturnal and stay out of site. That is why proactive rat extermination and mice extermination is important; you may have a problem without being aware of it.
How do I know if I have rodents in my house?
There are a few warning signs that you should call for rodent control right away. These include seeing signs of:
- gnawing marks on wires or other objects
- urine, which attract other rodents
The best pest control measures are preventative ones. Call today for an inspection of your home or business. We offer upfront information from experienced professionals. Our pest control packages are tailored to fit your specific problem and your budget.
How do you prevent pests?Pest prevention depends on what you’re trying to prevent. Some best practices we always advise customers to follow are to keep all food items (including those for pets) in air-tight containers. Make sure there are no leaks in your home (including the attic and basement). Mechanical exclusion involves sealing off all entry points into the home. This is difficult for homeowners to accomplish without help, but you can keep your lawn and surrounding areas clean and free of debris. If there are any trees or bushes that provide roof access for pests, move these away from the home or trim them shorter than the roof line.
How do you control pests?Our exterminators use the right method for the job. We take into account the property, pest type,
and residents of the home. Certain methods aren’t used when small animals or children are present. We always target our efforts as well. That means identifying paths your pest uses, where they are present, and using their feeding areas and times against them to achieve the fastest and most complete results.
How is pest control done?
There are three types of pest control procedures:
- Biological pest control: This uses chemical agents and may involve baits, pheromones, sprays, and repellants.
- Physical pest control: Exterminators manually remove pests and use control methods like barriers, sealants, and environmental manipulation to control pests.
- Mechanical pest control: Mechanical devices include traps, bait stations, and other devices designed to prey on the behavior of a specific pest.