Rodent Control St. Louis
Do you hear mysterious scratching noises behind your ceilings or walls? Have you found large holes in your walls? These may be signs of a rat infestation.
At Pure Pest rodent control is one of our specialties and we are here to help!
Rats and mice are much more than a nuisance, and can cause extensive property damage and spread disease. You will likely learn of their presence when you see rodent droppings near shredded paper or a food source. If you think you can simply remove them with rat poisons or traps, you may be mistaken.
St. Louis Rodents
Rodents are everywhere – homes, supermarkets, warehouses, food processing facilities, farm fields, and restaurants. They can damage buildings by their gnawing and burrowing activity. Rodents can gnaw through various kinds of materials such as concrete, aluminum siding, and cinder block in order to reach a location.
Rodents are also known to cause serious illness. However, today, the threat is not as critical thanks to increased sanitation and effective rodent control programs. The house mouse is still the most common health threat due to the allergens it spreads, causing allergic rhinitis and asthma. This mouse may carry a protein in its blood that can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible people.
Rats and mice are highly destructive causing much damage everywhere they live. Unfortunately, they like to live near humans and often without being detected. You may find them in places such as your basement or your attic.
Rats are found to be about 16 inches long but can grow even bigger. Mice are much smaller, about 2-4 inches long (including their tail). These rodents carry disease that can cause severe illness in your family or children and damage to your home and property.
Brown Rat: Also known as Norway rats, these rats have dark brown hair with large round ears. They are big too, an average of 16 inches long (not including their tail). Watch out, they like to live in your home.
House Mouse: The house mouse likes to live with humans in their very own house. These tiny mice are less than 4 inches and have brown or black fur. They like to feed on human food or trash.
Rodent populations multiply quickly so time is of the essence. It is important to target rodents when their population is small, before it turns in to a full-blown infestation. We have an effective and successful rodent control strategy that involves proper sanitation measures, exclusion, and population reduction by means of trapping.
How to Get Rid of Mice & Rats?
Call Pure Pest today—we will get rid of your rat or mice infestation with safe and minimal use of chemicals. Because of the proximity of humans to the infested areas, we take extra precautions to avoid any toxicity or allergies developing in our customers.
While it’s good to be proactive in dealing with rodents, it can be very dangerous because of the diseases they carry. Call a professional immediately.
Some of our methods include:
- Trapping– Rats and mice have a weakness for food that lies out. Our bait traps are used to lure the rodents out of their little hidden homes and into our traps.
- Poisoning – Poison is more effective against infestations involving more than a few rats or mice.
- Prevention – The best way to avoid rat and mouse problems to stop them from entering your home in the first place. We will be sure to give you tips on keeping your home rodent-free.
In order to permanently remove them from your home, you will need to prevent their access by sealing all entry points. It is also important to eliminate all rodent attractions such as water and food. When you hire our rodent control experts, we get to the root of your rodent problem, seal all entry points, and take preventative measures to avoid future infestations.
St. Louis Rodent Control
If you are experiencing a rodent infestation in your home or business, you should immediately contact the experienced pest control experts at Pure Pest. Our team of professionals is trained not only to manage current infestations, but also to prevent future rodent infestations. Schedule a home inspection now and let our experts create a tailored rodent control plan for you!