Los Angeles & Orange County Pest & Rodent Control
When Surf City Termite & Pest Control services our client’s rodent infestations, we approach it in a way that will ensure the quickest possible results. First we will conduct a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the structure.
When your home or business is rat proofed by Surf City Termite & Pest Control, any rodents inside the structure cannot exit and any rodents in the exterior cannot enter, so placing rat traps in key locations will force the rodents to go after the bait on the traps quicker.
We consult with our clients and educate them on ways to prevent future infestations. Our goal is to deliver a long term rodent free environment and to provide 100% customer satisfaction.
The most common type of rat infestations are in the attics of homes. The actual rodent often is never seen by the homeowner or the technician, however telltale signs of a rodent infestation are scurrying noises, rustling in walls and attic spaces, squealing sounds, footprints and most of all, droppings. Animals don’t hide the waste that they leave behind, and rats, with their high metabolism, leave behind a lot of droppings, in the form of 1/2 inch little fecal pellets. They also leave behind brown grease on the areas they frequently travel, and they create many tunnels and pathways in the insulation.
Rats will also come out to feed at night on food left out, such as fruit in a fruit bowl or cookies left out on the counter. You may notice half eaten food or teeth marks on these food items. Rats also will chew thru electrical wiring in your home and vehicles, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
STEP ONE: Inspect the home to find all of the rat entry points, and seal them up permanently with expert exclusion repairs. This prevents rats from ever entering the home again, and it’s the most important step!
STEP TWO: Trap and remove all of the rats inside the house: Rat and mouse trapping is not always a simple matter for amateurs. A lot of factors, especially placement of many traps on the rat runways in the attic, account for the overall success. Sometimes it’s necessary to bait a trap for a week or two and monitor the rodents prior to setting the spring traps. Rats are very leery of anything new in their environment and will avoid a freshly placed trap until they are sure it’s safe.
STEP THREE: Remove trapped rats and monitor for new activity. Once all of the rats have been removed, and there are no more fresh catches, and no more fresh footprints or droppings, and no more rat noise in the attic, we know the problem is solved. It may be necessary to sanitize your property if there has been long term contamination left behind by rodent feces. Your technician can discuss a rodent sanitation plan that is suited for your specific needs.