Rodent control has become a major problem for homeowners for numerous reasons, not the least of which is:
- Rodents are warm-blooded animals, enabling them to survive in almost any climate condition where humans live.
- Rats and mice infest unsealed or improperly insulated attics, crawl spaces, garages, and basements that are commonly unmaintained.
- Rats and mice invade homes looking for food and shelter but cause a threat to you, your family, and pets by spreading bacterial diseases.
- Rodents are masterful at achieving costly property damage by building nests in insulation, chewing through wiring and other destructive behavior.
- Rodents have a rapid breeding rate; a couple of mice or rats in your home can multiply quickly into an infestation.
RODENT CONTROL METHODS
Croach™ implements some unique approaches to rodent control, using effective methods of inspection, extermination, and exclusion to remove these damaging pests from your property and to prevent them from coming back.
We believe that the best form of rodent control is prevention. Rats and mice only need an opening of 1/4 inch to gain access to your home.
Therefore, Croach™ focuses on rodent-proofing exclusion as well as baiting and trapping.
Unlike many insect pests, rodents have a higher level of intelligence and wariness that makes them difficult to eliminate. Our Croach™ technicians have years of experience as well as the products and tools to create an efficient, tailored solution to your rodent control problems.
STEPS TO RODENT CONTROL
Step 1: Inspection. Call our office for a free phone consultation or schedule a free inspection online.
Step 2: Trapping. Your technician will perform a thorough inspection and damage assessment to provide an accurate estimate for treatment and repair. It is crucial to employ trapping methods at this point to eliminate existing rodents.
Step 3: Exclusion. Removing a current infestation of rodents isn’t enough. They’ll just keep coming back. Another vital aspect of rodent control is to block their access into your home. Exclusion is a skilled process of locating and closing off or sealing the most minuscule of rodent points of entry.
Step 4: Restoration and Sanitization. Included in your initial inspection is a careful analysis of your attic, crawl space, or both. In some cases, it is necessary to replace the attic insulation, crawl space insulation and vapor barrier.
Rodent droppings, urine, carcasses, wood rot and other contaminates can cause considerable structural damage underneath the home and pose a serious health hazard to you and your family.
In heating-dominated climates, 40% or more of the air you breathe in your home originates from your crawl space – where mold, pests, and rodents reside.
For this reason, our attic and crawl space insulation services include sanitizing and bacteria-killing odor control as part of the restoration.
Step 5: Prevention. The best form of rodent control is prevention. Croach™ maintenance plans are custom-designed to prevent a re-infestation of the home. One way we achieve this is by monitoring rodent bait stations around the exterior perimeter of the home on a bi-monthly basis.
ABOUT RAT AND MOUSE TRAPS
Trapping can be effective if there are only a few rodents present in the home. However, if a rodent witnesses another rodent getting caught in a snap-trap, for instance, they will avoid traps no matter the bait.
This condition is called “bait shyness.” Croach™ uses specialized traps and trapping methods, such as bait that takes up to five days to kill a rodent, so that rodent control is successful in the trapping phase.
Croach™ rodent control technicians use tamper-resistant bait stations to provide a safeguard for people, pets, and other animals.
RODENT REMOVAL AND PEST MANAGEMENT
You are going to love the protection, health benefits, and peace of mind that comes with Croach™ progressive pest and rodent control services.
Find a location near you to schedule your free rodent control inspection.