Affordable Rodent Control Services for St. Petersburg Homeowners

Let Turner Pest Control handle your rodent problems and get rid of infestations.

Few people are happy when they see a mouse—or, even worse—a rat in their home. And, when you think about how one single female rat can reproduce every three weeks, these rodents are even less welcome. That’s why, even when you may have a relatively small problem with mice or rats, it’s important to get professional rodent control services as soon as you can.

Fortunately, if you have a problem with mice or rats, Turner Pest Control can solve it. We quickly rid your home of rodents, with our friendly, experienced technicians offering fast extermination and pest control services.

Request a free inspection online or call (813) 681-6381.

Rat and Mouse Extermination Services

Our technicians use the most up-to-date methods, strategically setting traps and then using the specific kind of bait the rodents in your home prefer. To protect you from future infestations, we inspect your home and seal potential entry points.

What to Know About Rodents

They can transmit infectious diseases, including hantavirus, bubonic plague, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever. These diseases can be transmitted by fecal matter or if you touch an infected mouse or rat, alive or dead. Plus, the mites, ticks, and fleas feeding on rodents can also transmit those diseases and contaminate food.

Rats and mice come into homes when they need food, water, and shelter, and safe places to nest. They can sometimes be in your home without being seen, but you may still notice signs of their presence.

Noise: You could hear scurrying sounds as rodents move inside your walls, for example, or in your attic. You may hear scratching sounds at night, as well. Noises are often the first signs of a rodent infestation.

Rub Marks or Tracks: Rats and mice have oily fur. So, as they travel along your baseboards and walls, they may leave greasy marks along the way. You may notice, for example, that your baseboards have signs of unexplained dirt.

Nests: Rodents like to nest in dark areas where they’re unlikely to be disturbed. So, you may find shredded paper or packing materials in your closet or attic, or small piles of fabric or insulation in out of the way places. This may well be the result of rodent nest building.

Gnawing Signs: Rodents need to keep their teeth sharp, and they accomplish this by gnawing. When they’re inside a home, they often choose elements of the home’s structure to gnaw. This includes wooden portions of the home, along with wires in the walls and pipes. This, unfortunately, can create unsafe conditions in your house.

Tiny Pellets: You may find droppings in kitchen cabinets or pantries, left behind when rodents went in search of food. There may be some along baseboards, under bathroom and kitchen sinks, and in cardboard containers. This may be the easiest evidence to find and, if you do find some, use gloves when cleaning them up. That’s because rodent pellets can aggravate allergies and/or transmit disease.

Rodent Prevention Strategies

Rodents live throughout the United States, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they were in your St. Petersburg neighborhood. To help prevent them from getting into your home, close up entry points. This means filling in and patching holes, perhaps where plumbing or cables come in. Keep your door screens and window screens in good condition and add new weatherstripping, where needed.

Keep counters and floors free of food, even crumbs from a late night snack. Wipe up spills as soon as you can; store food in airtight containers; put your pet’s food and water bowls away at night (and this includes ones inside and out); and repair plumbing leaks.

If you don’t have gutters, consider installing them because they can channel water away from your home. If you have gutters already, keep them clean. If you have mulch, keep it several inches from the foundation of your home to prevent this from attracting rodents in search of a nesting spot. Keep outdoor garbage cans tightly sealed.

Ideally, these strategies will keep the rodents out of your home. If you notice signs that they have invaded the house, call for professional rodent extermination services as quickly as you can. Sometimes, rodents have up to a dozen babies—and that’s every three weeks! So, you can see how fast they can multiply and, the sooner you call for help, the more quickly we can interrupt the infestation process in your St. Petersburg home.

Request a free inspection online or call (813) 681-6381 today!