Rodent Removal Gilbert Arizona
Rats are a Gilbert homeowner’s nightmare. Rats can transmit diseases to family members and pets. They’ll burrow into your walls and chew on wiring leaving you at risk of electrocution or fire. 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. A rat infestation should not be taken lightly. They can squeeze through holes the size of quarters. They also reproduce quite quickly, with a female rat capable of giving birth to up to five litters per year.
If you notice signs of a roof rat infestation in your home, you need to act quickly before the problem gets out of hand. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a Gilbert-based pest control company. The trained professionals at our team can handle any rat problem you may have, whether it’s a large infestation or just one sneaky rodent that got in through the cat door.
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. The rat droppings can carry a variety of diseases that can be passed to humans by touching or eating contaminated food.
The risk of disease transmission increases when there is feces buildup, either inside or outside your home. 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. The symptoms include fever, headaches, muscle aches, chills, and coughing up blood. It can be fatal if it is not treated.
Hantavirus is contracted through inhalation of dust contaminated with hantavirus (usually 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. Do not hesitate to contact us right away. We will inspect your property thoroughly and recommend the best ways to avoid future problems.
Damage and Hazards Caused by Rats
Your home can be damaged by Gilbert rats. They can chew through your insulation, roof, sheetrock, and electrical wires, which can lead to a fire. These rodents might burrow into your walls, leaving holes and openings for even more pests to get in. Your family may be exposed to health risks the urine and droppings of these rodents bring.
These are the most damaging things that rats do to Gilbert 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: If you fail to manage the infestation, leaky pipes and wet spots will form in your walls and ceilings.
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 danger: Rats can chew through wires, which could lead to 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.
Now that you know the dangers of a rat infestation, it should be clear why quick action is needed to avoid serious damage and health risks to your family. Call AAAC Wildlife Removal today for an inspection if you spot any signs of rats in or around your home! We’ll assess the situation and recommend the next steps to solve this problem for good. 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 common entry point we see during our control programs is A/C tubing exhaust gaps in the siding of Gilberthomes. 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 are able to chew through the rubber gasket that seals your garage door shut, giving them access into your home without you knowing it until an infestation is already underway!
You should also inspect your home’s exterior for any entry points such as cracks, loose screens, holes or pipes. 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 omnivorous animals that can eat almost anything. They have teeth that continue to grow throughout their life and it’s important for them to chew on materials to wear them down. If you hear scratching and gnawing sounds at night, there is a good chance you have rats!
Rats are nocturnal, and you will hear them more at night when they seek 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 can also be social animals. They live in large colonies and share food and living spaces 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. The longer a rat problem goes on, the harder it will be to treat and get rid of them from your home. It is also more costly to eradicate an infestation 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 will also inspect your crawl spaces and attic for possible points of entry. Identifying the entry points allows us to focus on critical areas that need sealing off before we start the removal process.
We also check for trees, bushes, and poles that rats may use to get onto your roof. These risk factors and entry points will be identified and discussed as part of our control program.
Now that the entry points are located, we will work with you to make sure these areas are sealed up and covered. This is a critical step because it prevents more rats from entering your home in the future.
We use steel wire mesh made of strong galvanized steel so rodents can’t chew through it. Mesh keeps rats and other animals out while allowing vital openings such as vents to remain open. 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 ensured that no rats can get in, we can focus on the next step: getting rid of them!
It is important to note that there is no extermination service that is both effective and fully humane when handling an infestation 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 use a variety of rat control tools like live cage traps, glue boards, and fumigation to help you manage your infestation with the least amount of hassle for you and your family!
After the control program has been completed, we will disinfect any affected areas. Apart from just being nasty, rat feces can also be a vector for many different diseases and parasites. We’ll treat any affected areas with special cleaners and disinfectants to make sure you can rest easy knowing your home is clean and safe once again! 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 might have trashed your insulation, chewed up your electrical wiring, or otherwise caused an expensive mess. 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 Gilbert offer the most effective and eco-friendly rat control solutions. We will not only remove rodents from your home but also help you to prevent them from coming 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 be sure your home is rat-proofed so you can be sure your home is safe from future rat infestations.
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 Gilbert area, our critter control technicians are well versed in all the best techniques to get rid of them for good!
All of our services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. AAAC Wildlife Removal Services will make dealing with rats in Gilbert as easy as possible.
We offer other wildlife control services, such as bat control, raccoon removal, and squirrel removal.
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- Rat Repellent & Prevention
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