Rodent Removal Chandler Arizona
Rodents are Chandler homeowners’ nightmare. Rats are known for carrying diseases that can be transmitted to your pets and family. They burrow into walls and chew on electrical wires, leaving you at risk of fire or electrocution. These creatures will also leave their droppings wherever they go.
Roof rats are small and can squeeze through most cracks or holes to enter your home. They can wiggle through a hole the size of a quarter, which is why a rat infestation shouldn’t be taken lightly. They also reproduce so fast that a female rat capable of giving birth to as many as five litters each year.
You must act fast if you see signs of roof rat infestations in your home. Call a Chandler based pest control company like AAAC Wildlife Removal. Our team of experts can deal with any type of rat problem, no matter how large or small.
Rat-borne disease spread in the home
Rat droppings are the most common vector for transmitting rat-borne diseases to humans. Rat droppings can be found everywhere if you have an infestation, even inside your walls and pantry. These rat feces will carry over a dozen diseases that can be transmitted to humans through touch or ingestion of contaminated food.
Any time there is feces accumulation, whether inside your walls or under your kitchen sink, the risk of disease transmission increases. You can contract one of the numerous diseases carried by rats without even knowing it, which is why it’s important to hire a professional rat control company as soon as you notice any sign of rats.
Rats Transmit Hantavirus
A highly contagious disease that can be transmitted to humans through rat droppings is hantavirus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches with chills, or coughing up blood. If left untreated it can be fatal.
Hantavirus can be contracted by inhaling dust contaminated with hantavirus (typically dried saliva, urine, or feces). It is crucial that you do not enter crawl spaces or attics infested with rats.
Hantavirus currently has no cure. The symptoms must pass normally. It is essential that you keep your family and friends away from you during the contagious period.
Hantavirus is a serious threat so it’s important to get rid of rat infestations quickly. Don’t hesitate to call us immediately. We will perform a complete inspection of your property and provide the safest possible ways to prevent future rat problems.
Damage and Hazards Caused by Rats
Chandler rats do all sorts of damage to your home. They’ll chew on your roof, sheetrock, insulation, and even electrical wires which can cause a fire. These rodents might burrow into your walls, leaving holes and openings for even more pests to get in. They also contaminate the areas they inhabit with their urine and droppings, which can pose a health risk to your family.
Here are the main types of damage rats cause to Chandler homes:
Pipes chewed by rats: Rats will chew PVC pipes to get to the water and metal pipes to grind down their teeth.
Water leaks: Failure to control the rat infestation will lead to leaky pipes and full-blown wet spots forming in your ceilings and walls.
Holes: Rats can dig through sheetrock and create holes in walls. Rodents will also get into wall cavities and build their nests there.
Chewed up insulation: if you have exposed beams, rafters, or vents at least a foot off of your ceiling; they may be chewed up by the rodents for use as nesting material.
Fire risk: Rats chewing through wires can cause a fire hazard. Rats can chew through the insulation of electric wires and spark a fire that could cause your home to burn.
Droppings: Rats leave thousands of droppings everywhere they go in your home.
Attract snakes: Rat infestations can attract snakes. Snakes love rodents and will seek out homes that have them. Snakes can crawl through holes in your walls and enter your home.
Knowing the dangers of a rodent infestation in your home is a good thing. You can avoid damage to your home and risks to your family’s health. Call AAAC Wildlife Removal asap if there are signs of rats. We will assess the situation and suggest the best steps to fix it. AAAC Wildlife Removal is available to help you no matter the scale of the infestation in your home.
How Rats Get into your Home
A rat can easily get in through a gap or hole of 1/2 inch in size. Rats are able to squeeze through any opening they can fit their head through. Rats will also use their sharp teeth to make small holes bigger and invite all sorts of rodents into your home.
One of the common entry points we often see during our control programs is the A/C tubing exhaust holes in the siding of Chandler homes. Rats also get in through the roof and drain areas, as well as the plumbing vent stack.
In addition, unsecured garage doors can be a problem. Rats can chew through garage doors’ rubber gaskets, allowing them to gain entry into your home.
It’s also vital to check any possible entry point on your home’s exterior such as cracks in the foundation, loose screens, holes in pipes, or openings around vents. If you have any of these holes, it’s best to caulk them shut immediately before a rodent control problem develops. These are common problems that DIY home repairs create that wildlife love to exploit.
Rat Behavior and Rodent Control
Rats are omnivores and can eat almost any food. Rats have teeth that permanently grow throughout their lives, this is the reason why they chew on materials. If you hear gnawing and scratching sounds at night, then its likely you have rats.
Rats are nocturnal animals, so you are more likely to hear them at night when they are seeking food or water. They enjoy all kinds of habitats including ground burrows, under homes, and inside walls. Rats are also smart enough to stay out of sight, they have a great sense of smell that tells them if a predator is nearby, so they’re usually well out of sight before you even enter a room.
Rats are also social animals, they can be found in large colonies that share food and living space together. A single female rat can start a massive population explosion that will see hundreds upon hundreds of rats living in your home in a matter of weeks or months.
Rat Removal Procedure
It is critical to remove an infestation as soon as possible. It is more difficult to get rid of rat infestations if they continue to grow. Ridding an infestation also becomes more expensive over time!
Inspection is the most important aspect of any rodent control program. We will conduct a thorough inspection and find out where they’re getting in and what attracted them to your house.
We’ll also look for points of entry such as holes and gaps in your attic or crawl spaces that need more attention during our control program. Knowing how they’re entering can help us identify critical areas we must seal upon your property before we begin removing the rat colony.
We also inspect for any trees, bushes or poles rats might use to climb onto your roof. Once these risk factors and entry points are identified, we will discuss them as part of the control program.
Once we have located the entry points, we will work closely with you to seal them up and cover them. This is a critical step because it prevents more rats from entering your home in the future.
We use steel wire mesh made up of strong galvanized steel so rodents won’t be able to chew on them. Mesh allows vital openings like vents to stay open and operational while keeping the rats and other animals outside. We also use caulk and other materials to seal up holes and cracks in your home to make sure they’re as closed off and inaccessible for the rats as possible.
Rodent Trapping and Removal
Now that we’ve made sure that rats cannot get in, it’s time to focus on the next step: getting rid of the rats!
It is important to note that there is no rat extermination service that is both effective and fully humane when dealing with a rat control problem. However, we do not recommend using poisons or chemicals to exterminate rat populations, especially within your home.
Rat poison and rodenticides are not recommended for use in homes as they pose unnecessary risks. These poisons cause rats to dehydrate and desperately seek water, putting your water lines at risk. The rodents will also die in impossible to reach places, which will create a terrible smell that will permeate your home and property.
In its place, we use snap traps to capture and kill rats efficiently. We also utilize various tools such as live cage traps, glue boards, and fumigation to help you manage the infestation.
Once the control program is successful, we will decontaminate any affected areas. Rat feces, aside from being plain nasty, is a vector for a whole host of different diseases and parasites. To make sure your home is safe and clean again, we will treat the affected areas with professional-grade cleaners and enzyme-based treatments. Our technicians use personal protective gear like gloves, masks, and coveralls to protect them during this part of the process.
Rat Damage Repair
After the rats have been removed and all their mess cleaned up, we’ll work to fix any damage they did. Rats may have damaged your insulation, electrical wiring, and other property. Our technicians are all masters at carpentry and home repair and can return your home to its pre-infestation condition.
Integrated Pest Management
AAAC Wildlife Removal of Chandler offers the best and most eco-friendly rat control methods. Not only are we going to remove the rodent infestation from your home, but we’re also going to help you make sure they don’t come back. We provide a pest prevention plan that will help you keep rats out of your home and prevent them from coming back.
We also take steps like sealing up entry points, cutting down trees and bushes around your property, and even performing clean up and decontamination as well as repair. We want to make sure that your home is rat-proof, so you can rest easy knowing you are protected.
No matter what type of rodent you’re dealing with, whether it’s pack rats, roof rats, house mice, or any other type of rodent in the Chandler area, our critter control technicians are well versed in all the best techniques to get rid of them for good!
We back all of these services with a 100% guarantee on our work. With AAAC Wildlife Removal Services by your side, dealing with rats in Chandler will be as painless as possible.
We offer other wildlife control services, such as bat control, raccoon removal, and squirrel removal.
Learn More about Rodents:
- Get Rid of Rat Infestation in the Attic
- How to Get Rid of Rats
- Rat Catcher
- Rat Proofing your Home
- Rat Repellent & Prevention
- Signs of a Rat Infestation
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