When you have Tampa rodent trouble, a solution can’t wait.
The Tampa pest control experts at Turner Pest Control can quickly get rid of rats, mice or other rodents in your home. Our experienced technicians offer fast, friendly service and use the most up-to-date methods and products to exterminate these pests.
Did you know that a single female rat can reproduce every three weeks? That’s why it’s so important to get professional rodent control as quickly as possible after spotting a rodent in your home. To keep the rat or mouse population from growing, our experienced technicians will place traps in strategic locations and bait them with the bait that your particular type of rodent prefers. We also inspect your home to ensure that any potential entry points are sealed to prevent future infestations.
A FREE INSPECTION: During a thorough inspection of your property, we locate all of the places where rodents may enter, nest, and travel through your home.
A TAILORED PLAN: Our analysis is the foundation for a plan that’s customized to your unique needs and to the severity of the infestation.
TREATMENT CHOICES: Every customer’s needs are different, so we offer you choices: a rodenticide in bait form, or snap traps that are safer for children and pets.
MONITORING: We place traps or bait in strategic locations throughout your home, then return at regular intervals to empty and relocate traps until your problem is resolved.
The more you know about rodents and their habits, the better you can keep these dangerous pests away from your home and family.
Common rodent infestation signs: Rats and mice come inside to find shelter, food, water and safe nesting spots. Even if you don’t see one scampering along your baseboards, you’ll notice evidence of their presence in your home, such as:
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.
Rodents live in every corner of the country, so there’s a good chance rats or mice will make their way into your Tampa home at some point. There’s a lot you can do, however, to prevent them from setting up housekeeping in your house:
Threats to health and property: Hantavirus, bubonic plague, salmonellosis and rat-bite fever are just some of the infectious diseases that can be transmitted by rodents. Disease is not only spread by touching an infected rat or mouse (dead or alive)—it’s also transmitted by rodents’ fecal matter. To make matters worse, the fleas, mites and ticks that feed on rodents can contaminate your food and transmit disease.
Rodents also pose a significant risk to your property. They can gnaw through wiring, wallboards, wood and cardboard, and destroy the insulation in your attic. They’ll even damage the wiring in your vehicles and nest under the hood.
Preventive measures are the best defense against having rats and mice take up residence in your home, but professional Tampa pest 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 Tampa 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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