When you have rodent trouble, a solution can’t wait.
Getting rid of rats or mice is an urgent issue for our customers, so if you have rodents in your Jacksonville home, Turner Pest Control responds quickly. Our experienced rodent control technicians provide fast and effective service, whether you have just a few rodents or a severe infestation.
It’s a well-known fact that a rodent population can explode rapidly, so if you’ve spotted even one or two mice or rats, there may be many more you can’t see. Call us at 904-355-5300 or make an appointment online for a free inspection at the first sign of rodents in your home. We’ll create a treatment plan that’s customized to your home and needs.
Our rodent control experts are trained in the latest and most effective ways to solve your rodent problem. We know how to identify the entry points that rats and mice use to get into your home, and use baits, traps, and other methods to resolve your rodent issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rats and mice can be a nuisance or a threat to your family’s health and home. Here are the basic facts about rodents and why rodent control is so important.
Signs of rodents: One of the first signs you may notice are rodent droppings, especially in spots where you store or prepare food. Other signs are often related to their chewing, since rodents need to gnaw almost constantly to keep their teeth sharp. You may find holes chewed in boxes or bags of stored food, and chewed insulation on wiring. Rodents can access almost any area of a house, so you may hear the sound of them moving in walls and attics.
The dangers of rodents: According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 35 diseases that can affect humans can be spread by rodents’ urine, feces, saliva, or bites. Rodents can also carry disease through the mites, ticks, and fleas that feed on them.
There are several steps you can take to minimize rodent problems in your home, including:
One of the most important things you can do is seal up entry points around your home. Since rodents can fit through very small openings, look closely for narrow gaps and cracks. Inspect areas behind kitchen appliances and cabinets; around fireplaces; around pipes connected to sinks, washing machines, and hot water heaters; around dryer vents; and throughout the attic.
Check for gaps around all doors and windows and around the holes where plumbing, electrical, cable, and gas wires or lines come in.
Rats and mice can even cause fires in homes by gnawing on electrical wiring and damage cars by chewing the wiring in them.
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.
Preventive measures are the best defense against having rats and mice take up residence in your home, but professional rodent control is the most effective way to eliminate existing problems with rats and mice.
The most important things you can do to rodent-proof your home are:
The cost of rodent control depends on several factors, including how many rats or mice you have or whether there’s an extensive infestation, the method of rodent extermination used, and just which type of rodent problem you have. We’ll be happy to come out to your home, assess your rodent issues, and give you a free, customized estimate for our comprehensive rodent control services.
The most effective methods that professionals employ to get rid of rats and mice include setting different types of traps, using bait stations that attract the type of rodent you have. Additional rat control services include a close inspection of your home or property to determine where rats or mice are nesting and locate the openings they may be using to get inside your home. We’ll be glad to tell you about all of our rodent control services—please give us a call or contact us online.
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 any warm-blooded animal, rats and other types of rodents must have shelter, water and food. If they can’t find those things outdoors, they’ll scout for a way into homes.
Rats have their preferred foods, such as grains and fruits, but if those aren’t handy, they’ll eat just about anything else they can find in your garbage can, dog or cat food bowls, or compost pile. If your garbage cans are unsecured, you leave food outdoors for pets, have bird feeders, or even a vegetable garden, your home may be a prime target for the local rat population. Water sources can include outdoor birdbaths or fountains, or even dripping faucets in your home.
Even though it’s common knowledge that rodents reproduce quickly, it’s astonishing just how fast mice can multiply. That’s why it’s so important to address a mouse problem as soon as you see the first one. Here are a few facts about how fast mice reproduce:
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