707 Pest Solutions

Rodent Control & Exclusion

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A rodent is defined as a gnawing mammal that has a single pair of constantly growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws. These incisors wear down as rodents gnaw and chew through substances, like wood and wires inside your building. The team at 707 Pest Solutions is well-versed in the differing species of rodents, and understand their unique characteristics and behaviors. We seek to not only remove rodents from your building, but also work to prohibit them access back inside after removal. For this reason, we proudly include our exclusion service as part of our rodent control plan.

How To Identify Rodents In Your Home

A thorough home inspection is recommended to help determine which type of rodent may be living within your home. Our rodent control technicians can accurately identify which type of rodents may be present, the severity of the existing problem, and even what caused the problem. From there, our team will recommend what we believe to be your best rodent control option to remove these critters from your home.

Signs You May Have A Rodent Infestation 

Here are a few things to look for when making a personal inspection for rodents in your home. We highly recommend our rodent removal service if you notice any of the following signs.

Droppings

An obvious, yet tell-tale, sign of unwanted pests. Rodent droppings range between 1/4 and 1/2 inch in length, and are often pointed at both ends. New droppings will be shiny and exhibit a texture similar to putty. Old droppings will be dry, hard and easy to crumble. Our technicians can extract a good amount of information from rodent droppings, such as where activity is most prominent and what species they came from.

Powerful Urine Odor

Rodent urine is pungent. Very pungent. You should easily detect a strong musky smell if you have a rodent infestation on your hands. 

Gnaw Marks and Stains

Rodents are dirty creatures that chew on your wires and wood. They’ll leave oily marks along areas they travel, and teeth marks on wood around your house. Look for rodent stains and gnaw marks in your attic, walls, cabinets and crawl spaces. 

Noises and Squeaks

You may be able to hear rodents moving about throughout your home. Rodents are nocturnal, so keep an ear out for them to be active at night. 

Click here for more information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on how to identify and prevent a rodent infestation.

What Are Causes For A Rodent Infestation?

Having rodents in your home can quickly turn into an expensive ordeal when not handled properly. The sheer amount of damage rodents may cause through their chewing is reason enough to seek a professional rodent control service if you suspect their activity. Knowing what may attract rodents to your home is an important first step in preventing a rodent infestation. 

What Attracts Rodents To Your Home?

Food and Water

Simply put, rats, mice and other rodents are attracted to areas with food and water. They need a steady source of both to survive, and don’t normally have enough access to these resources in the wild. For this reason, homes and office buildings make perfect living quarters for rodents. Be sure to clean your kitchen and eating areas soon after you’re finished. Fix also any dripping pipes or leaking sprinkler heads across your yard. 

Clutter and Trash

Food and shelter are always top of mind for rodents. This makes areas with high amounts of trash and clutter ideal for rodents. They will live in trash both inside and outside, so clean up your outside garbage and recycling area too!

Easy Entry Into A Warm Home

Rodents seek warm shelter in the winter. Not only for their own safety, but also for a safe place to raise their young. A heated home with access to basements and attics are key for rat and mice survival during colder months. A rodent infestation usually occurs because they easily found access into your residence. Rats and mice can squeeze their way into even the tiniest of cracks, no more than 1/4 of an inch. This makes sealing off entry points one of the best things you can do to exclude rodents from your home. 

Our Rodent Control & Removal Service

1. Inspect For Rodents

Prior to starting any work, we will inspect your property for signs of existing rodents. Our experienced rodent control team knows where to look when inspecting for every possible entry and exit point. Following the inspection, we create a rodent control plan that is custom for your Humboldt home or office building.

2. Recommendation

Recommendations for the suggested rodent removal method are presented. Our team will also point out how best to block off the existing entry areas we found. You can ask us to seal off these areas for you, or do so yourself. We will happily provide recommendations for the best ways to block off the access points. 

3. Rodent Removal

We get to work shortly after your approval of our rodent control plan. Usually, traditional snap traps are installed in the attic and/or crawl spaces. We can also use a live trap catch-and-release method for an additional cost. You'll start to notice the overall rodent population around your home or office decline as a result of our traps.

4. Ongoing Monitoring

Finally, we give you tips about ways to further pest-proof your home. Our rodent exclusion service is included in your rodent control & removal plan. We include this exclusion service to be sure your property remains free from rodents even after we leave.

Rodent Exclusion Service Is Included

Mice and rats can squeeze their way into the smallest of holes, no more than 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch in length. The average home undoubtedly has roughly a few dozen of these possible entry points. You may find them near roof vents, garage doors, crawl spaces and even close to pipes and vents.

What Does Our Exclusion Service Do?

Together with our rodent traps, the Exclusion Service gets rid of existing rodents and prevents other rodents from entering your home or office. We first make sure the rodents are properly removed from the residence, then we seal off the entryways. We will also help you with ongoing prevention measures, and provide tips for how best to protect your space. 

However, rodents in the home or office are often evidence of a larger issue. A common one being a heavy rodent population in the surrounding outside area. If the population remains, it will continue to increase and eventually chew new entry holes in due time. The final step in our rodent exclusion service is to install child-and-pet-resistant rodent feeding stations outside. Once the rodents eat this food, they soon die, diminishing the population to a manageable level as a result.

We Also Inspect Your Insulation

After the rodent removal service is performed, we look at your insulation. If we believe the damages caused from rodents to be a health hazard, or if there is just a significant insulation loss, we may recommend replacing the existing insulation. You will always receive an honest assessment of the problem. We can install traditional fiberglass insulation or the very popular spray foam insulation as a replacement.

Rodent Species In Humboldt County