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Rodents Facts & Treatment Options

Rodents can damage buildings, homes, apartment buildings, and more. They can contaminate food, transmit dangerous diseases, and be a general nuisance. Rodents consist of over 2,000 different species of rats, mice, gophers, voles, and more. One of the most common rodents in Arizona is called the roof rat, sometimes called the black rat. It is a common vertebrate pest in citrus and nut orchards. In citrus, it builds leaf and twig nests in trees or it can nest in debris piles, thick mulch on the ground, or in shallow burrows under the tree, especially in hot weather.

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What You Can Do

Treatment Options for Rodents

To prevent a roof rat infestation, seal up any holes or cracks larger than a quarter with silicone caulk and be sure that all windows and vents are screened. Keep trees and shrubs trimmed away from the building and cut back limbs overhanging the roof.

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Affordable Pest Control Rodents Treatment

You will want a complete rodent elimination to occur before the rodents move to another area of your property. A successful rodent control treatment plan consists baiting and trapping for the highest rate of success.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Affordable Pest Control offers free inspections for homes and businesses within our service area. Please request a free quote from us for an accurate answer for your specific situation.

Pests can enter your home in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through cracks and gaps: Pests such as rodents, ants, and cockroaches can enter your home through small cracks and gaps in the walls, foundation, and roof.
  • Open windows and doors: Pests can enter through open windows, doors, and other openings in your home.
    Pipes and wires: Pests can enter your home through gaps around pipes, wires, and other openings in the walls.
  • Pet food and water: Leaving pet food and water out can attract pests such as ants, roaches, and rodents.
  • Clutter: Pests such as rodents and insects can find shelter in cluttered areas such as attics, basements, and storage areas.
  • Plants and trees: Trees and plants that touch the roof or exterior walls of your home can provide a pathway for pests to enter.
  • Secondhand furniture: Pests such as bed bugs can hitch a ride into your home on secondhand furniture.

To prevent pests from entering your home, it’s important to seal any cracks and gaps in your walls, foundation, and roof, keep doors and windows closed, and maintain proper food storage and cleanliness. Regular pest control services can also help prevent and address any potential pest problems before they become severe.

Length of treatment will vary depending on the size of your home and property and whether or not we are doing an interior baseboard treatment as well. For a full treatment including interior and exterior, it will take approximately 25 minutes.

The pesticide we use will last 40-60 days. This is why we do not recommend services any further apart than Bi-Monthly (every other month).

Cost varies depending on the size of your home and property and whether you are doing pest prevention or already dealing with an infestation of some kind. Please request a free quote from us for an accurate answer for your specific situation.

Yes, pest control is necessary for several reasons:

  • Health risks: Pests such as rodents, cockroaches, and mosquitoes can carry and transmit diseases that can be harmful to humans and pets. For example, rodents can spread salmonella and hantavirus, while mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus and malaria.
  • Property damage: Pests can also cause significant damage to property. For example, termites can destroy wooden structures, rodents can chew through wiring and insulation, and ants can damage electronics.
  • Food safety: Pests can contaminate food and other products, causing potential health hazards for consumers.
  • Aesthetics: Pests can be unsightly and detract from the appearance of a property, especially if they are visible to customers or visitors.

Professional pest control services can effectively eliminate pests and prevent future infestations, reducing the risk of health hazards, property damage, and unsightly appearances. Regular pest control can also help identify and address potential pest problems before they become severe, reducing the likelihood of costly repairs or replacement of damaged property. Overall, pest control is necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for people and pets and protect property from damage.

The pesticide we use begins to work immediately. It is not uncommon to see many dead bugs immediately following the first service. This means we have flushed out the bugs from their hiding places.

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