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FAST, EFFECTIVE EXTERMINATION OF MICE AND RATS

When you have rodent trouble, a solution can’t wait.

Mice or rats getting into your home? Turner Pest Control can fix that!

If you notice just a few rodents, contact us! A few rats or mice can quickly turn into a dangerous infestation. Fortunately, our Fort Myers pest control experts take care of them quickly and efficiently while providing you with friendly service. Rodent exterminators use the latest methods and products to rid your home of rats, mice, and other rodents. 

Rat and Mouse Extermination Services

Female rodents reproduce at a rapid rate. One single rat can give birth every three weeks, transforming a fairly small population into a significant infestation. That’s why it’s important to reach out quickly after you spot a rat or mouse in your home. Our expert Fort Myers rodent control technicians will strategically place traps, using bait that the rodent species in your house prefers. To prevent other rodents from getting inside, we’ll thoroughly inspect your home to spot and seal potential entry points. 

Our rat control professionals will provide the following:

  • Free inspection: We’ll comprehensively inspect your home and property to find the places where rats and mice might enter your house—as well as where they can nest and travel throughout the home.
  • Customized treatment plan: Turner doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions, Instead, we analyze your home and tailor a plan that dovetails with your specific needs and the infestation’s severity.
  • Rat control options: We recognize that everyone’s situation is unique, so we provide choices: you can use rodenticide bait or snap traps; the latter is safer for children and pets.
  • Monitoring: After we strategically place bait or traps throughout your house, we’ll regularly return to empty them—and then relocate them until the problem is fully addressed.
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What to Know About Rodents: 101 Primer

Rodents pose threats to your home and family, making professional rodent control in Fort Myers a must when they find their way inside. Knowing about their habits plays a key role in protecting yourself from these dangerous pests. 

First, rats and mice go into homes to find shelter, safe nesting spots, food, and water. Many times, you won’t see them scampering around your home; instead, you’ll notice other signs of their presence. These include:

  • Scratching or scurrying sounds: You may notice the noises that rodents make as a first sign, especially at night as rodents travel through your attic or in your walls.
  • Rub marks: If you see these along baseboards or walls, these dirty or greasy spots are from the rodents’ oily fur. You may also notice their tracks.
  • Nests: Rodents gravitate to dark, out-of-the-ways spots. They’re ideal because rats are less likely to get disturbed. Signs to watch for: small piles of shredded paper, fabric, insulation, or packing materials. Mice like to use them in nest making.
  • Gnawing signs: Rodent teeth keep growing, so rodents must gnaw to control their growth and keep their teeth sharp. Unfortunately, this means they’ll chew on places in your home that are important for its safety and structural integrity. This can include wooden sections, wires in the walls, and pipes.
  • Droppings: These can be easy to find if you have a presence: tiny pellets in your kitchen cabinets and pantries where rodents seek food; under bathroom and kitchen sinks; along baseboards; and in cardboard containers. Rodent droppings can aggravate allergies and even transmit disease, so use gloves when cleaning them up.

More Information to Know About Rodents

Some household pests are just annoying, but rodents pose a number of threats that make professional extermination a must.
DANGERS

Rodents can carry diseases that can be contracted by having contact with their feces, saliva, urine, or bodies, or by being bitten. They also indirectly spread disease through insects that have fed on them.

DIET

Mice and rats will eat any type of food they find. While they don’t consume wiring or wood, they chew them to sharpen their teeth or create nests. Chewed wiring in your home or vehicle can lead to a fire.

INFESTATION SIGNS

Even if you don’t see a rodent, you may see their signs: droppings along baseboards, in boxes, or where food is stored or prepared. You may see damage they’ve done to food packaging or hear them moving around.

PREVENTION

Keep rodents away by taking away their access to your food—store food in sealed containers that rodents can’t chew through. You should also find and eliminate their entry points, even those as small as a quarter of an inch.

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Contact Turner Pest Control for premier rodent control and prevention

Keeping Rodents Out of Your Fort Myers Home

Rodents are commonly found in Florida and throughout the United States. So, they’ll likely get into your Fort Myers home sooner or later. That said, there’s plenty you can do to keep them from nesting in your house:

  • Close up entry points: Fill or patch holes, including where utilities, cables, and pipes come in. Also repair gaps around windows and doors and add new weatherstripping. Monitor screens to ensure they stay in good condition; repair, as needed.
  • Keep food and water away: Wipe up spills promptly and keep counters and floors free of food crumbs. Store food in airtight containers as well. Even a few crumbs can attract rats and mice. Repair leaks and drips in pipes to prevent the rodents from accessing water. At night, put away your pets’ food and water bowls, inside and out.
  • Keep gutters clean: If you don’t have them on your home, consider having them added. Channeling water away from your home’s foundation is a good preventive practice to keep rodents and other pests away.
  • Manage mulch appropriately: If you use mulch, keep it several inches away from the foundation of your home. This material makes ideal nesting spots for rats and mice.
  • Tightly seal outdoor garbage cans: Rodents are attracted to trash as a food source.
  • Reach out for help! At the first sign of a rat or mice presence, get professional rodent control in Fort Myers. Some rodent species can have a dozen babies every three weeks with our experts able to disrupt the infestation process and resolve your problem. 
  • Health/property threats: Rodents carry bubonic plague, hantavirus, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, and other dangerous diseases. Diseases are spread in multiple ways: through rodent fecal matter or by touching an infected rat or mouse that’s either dead or alive. Plus, fleas, ticks, and mites that feed on infected rodent blood can transmit disease and contaminate your food supply. Rodents can also gnaw through wiring, wood, wallboards, cardboard, insulation, and more. They can even nest in vehicle hoods and damage the car’s wiring.
Call the Fort Myers rodent control experts today.

Turner Pest Control provides free, no-obligation inspections and estimates for our comprehensive rodent control services. We offer both one-time rodent extermination and recurring pest control services that include rodent control. We also have easy payment options on our residential pest control treatment plans.

Ready to be rid of rodents? Contact us online or call us to schedule your free inspection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Turner offers a choice: either a rodenticide available in bait form or, if there are children and/or pets in the home, we provide an alternative that’s safer for them: snap traps. 

This depends on the size of the infestation, the type of rodent problem, and the extermination method used. Contact us for a free customized estimate. 

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Catching mice with traps can quickly reduce your mouse population, but it’s important to do it right. Keep in mind that occasionally spotting a mouse running around your house doesn’t mean that you’re seeing the same one. In fact, there could be many more hiding in your walls, behind appliances, and in other out-of-the-way spots, so you need to set many more traps than you probably think you need. Additional methods of mouse extermination include bait stations, but the use of these should be left to rodent control professionals.

Like many warm-blooded animals, rodents must have shelter, water and food. When they can’t find those things outdoors, they’ll look for alternatives — and your Fort Myers home is an enticing alternative.

Rats preferred foods, such as grains and fruits, but if those aren’t available, they are willing and able to eat just about anything they can find in your garbage, dog or cat food bowls, or compost pile, and even inside your house and pantries. If you have unsecured garbage cans, or food is left outdoors for pets, have bird feeders, or even a vegetable garden, your home could be a good target for rodents. This is why it’s important to make sure you’re not creating a welcoming environment around your home and yard.

Rodents certainly reproduce quickly: it is truly shocking just how fast mice actually multiply. That’s why it’s crucial to address a mouse problem as soon as you see the first signs of one.

Here are a few facts about how fast mice reproduce:

  • A single female mouse can have dozens of offspring per year.
  • Gestation is a mere three weeks long
  • Mice can mate right after giving birth, so the cycle keeps going without a break
  • Female offspring are able to start reproducing in only six weeks!

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