Rodent Removal Gold Canyon Arizona
Rodents are Gold Canyon homeowners’ nightmare. Rats are known for carrying diseases that can be transmitted to your pets and family. They’ll burrow into your walls and chew on wiring leaving you at risk of electrocution or fire. They will also leave their droppings wherever and whenever they go.
Because they’re small, roof rats can crawl through almost every hole or crack and get inside your house. 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. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a Gold Canyon-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
The most common vector of rat-borne disease transmission to people is through rat droppings. 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
Hantavirus is a highly contagious virus that can be passed to humans by rat droppings. 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). So it is important that you avoid going into rat-infested attics and crawl spaces.
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.
The risk of Hantavirus makes it vital to control a rat infestation quickly. Don’t hesitate to call us immediately. 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 Gold Canyon rats. 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. 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 Gold Canyon 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 will dig and chew through sheetrock creating holes in your 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 will gnaw on the insulation of electrical wires, which can spark and start a fire that could burn your home to the ground.
Droppings: Rats leave thousands of droppings everywhere they go in your home.
Attract snakes: homes with a rat infestation will also attract snakes since they love to eat rodents. 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 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
It only takes a 1/2 inch hole or gap for a rat to get into your home. Rats can squeeze through almost any opening that 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 Gold Canyonhomes. Rats can also enter through drains and roofs, as well 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.
You should also inspect your home’s exterior for any entry points such as cracks, loose screens, holes or pipes. It is best to seal any holes you find before rodent problems develop. 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. 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. Rats can be found in all habitats: under houses, ground burrows, and inside walls. They are smart enough to avoid predators and stay out of their sight. Rats have an excellent sense of smell, which tells them when a predator is near.
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. 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.
The most important part of a rodent control program is the inspection. We will do a thorough inspection of your home to find out exactly where the rats are getting in and what attracts them most.
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. 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. 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 of strong galvanized steel so rodents can’t chew through it. 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 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 absolutely refuse to use poisons or chemicals to control a rat population, especially inside your house.
It’s never a good idea to use rat poison or rodenticides inside homes because it introduces unnecessary risks. These poisons cause rats to dehydrate and desperately seek water, putting your water lines at risk. You may also find rodents dying in difficult to reach areas, which can cause a horrible stench that can permeate your home.
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. Apart from just being nasty, rat feces can also be a vector for many 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
Once the rats are out and their mess has been cleaned up, we will work to repair any damage that they caused. 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 Gold Canyon offer the most effective and eco-friendly rat control solutions. 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 outlines ways to keep rats away and prevent them from entering your home in the future.
We can seal up entry points and trim trees and bushes that rats use to get into your home. 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 Gold Canyon 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. With AAAC Wildlife Removal Services by your side, dealing with rats in Gold Canyon 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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About Gold Canyon
Gold Canyon is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The community is sometimes incorrectly called Gold Camp. The town name is referred to as Gold Camp on weather statements issued by the National Weather Service. Wikipedia
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