Rat Control Paradise Valley

Finding a mouse in your house is enough of a shock. But, spotting a rat might make you jump out your second-story window. Rats cause property damage and chew up wires turning your home into a tinderbox. Don’t let rats run through your walls and all over your kitchen counter. Call now for a quote!

Paradise Valley rats can infest your house, causing property damage that will have to be repaired.
Roof Fire caused by squirrels chewing on electrical wires in Paradise Valley

Rodent Removal Paradise Valley Arizona

Rats are a Paradise Valley homeowner’s 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. They will also leave their droppings wherever and whenever 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.

You must act fast if you see signs of roof rat infestations in your home. AAAC Wildlife Removal is a Paradise Valley-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. Rats will leave their droppings wherever they go, including in your pantry and inside walls. 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. 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). So it is important that you avoid going into rat-infested attics and crawl spaces.

There is no known cure for hantavirus, and symptoms need to pass by normally. If you catch this disease, it is important that you quarantine yourself from family and friends for two weeks until the contagious period is over.

The risk of Hantavirus makes it vital to control a rat infestation 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.

Roof Fire caused by squirrels chewing on electrical wires in Paradise Valley

Damage and Hazards Caused by Rats

Your home can be damaged by Paradise Valley 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. They also contaminate the areas they inhabit with their urine and droppings, which can pose a health risk to your family.

These are the most damaging things that rats do to Paradise Valley homes.

Chewed through pipes: Rats will chew on metal pipes to grind their teeth down as well as PVC pipes so they can get water.

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. Rats can also get into wall cavities and make nests to spend the night.

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 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: 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 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 can squeeze through almost any opening that they can fit their head through. Rats can also make tiny holes larger with their sharp teeth, inviting all sorts of rodents into your house.

One of the common entry points we often see during our control programs is the A/C tubing exhaust holes in the siding of Paradise Valley 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 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 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. 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 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 crucial to get rid of 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

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. 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.

Rodent Exclusion

Once we have located the entry points, we will work closely with you to seal them up and cover them. This is an important step to prevent more rats from getting into your home.

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. To make sure that rats are not able to get into your home, we use caulk or other materials to close off cracks in your home.

Roof Fire caused by squirrels chewing on electrical wires in Paradise Valley

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 can cause rats to become dehydrated and seek out water. This could put 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.

Roof Fire caused by squirrels chewing on electrical wires in Paradise Valley

Instead, we use snap traps to catch and kill rats as efficiently as possible. 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!

Feces Decontamination

After the control program has been completed, we will disinfect any affected areas. Rat feces, aside from being plain nasty, is a vector for a whole host of 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.

Before and After photos of wildlife damage repair in Paradise Valley

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 experts in home repair and carpentry, and can restore your home to pre-infestation conditions.

Integrated Pest Management

AAAC Wildlife Removal of Paradise Valley 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 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley as easy as possible.

We offer other wildlife control services, such as bat control, raccoon removal, and squirrel removal.

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