We understand that rodents serve a purpose on the planet, but they can also become a threat if introduced into our homes, businesses and community. Rodents can damage homes and even spread deadly disease.
Cloud Termite and Pest Control’s easy 3-step rodent solution:
- Identify – Control begins with detecting ways rodents are gaining access to your home. Cloud Termite and Pest Control will perform a thorough review of your home and will prepare a tailored plan for you.
- Exclude – Cloud Termite and Pest Control will permanently seal off all areas where rodents are gaining access to your home.
- Remove – Once the home has been sealed off, any remaining rodents will be permanently removed from the structure.
Respecting Mother Nature
At Cloud Termite and Pest Control we understand that we must share this planet with other creatures, so long as they are not inside your home and destroying your property. Our animal management methods take into consideration that traditional control may not always be the best option. This is the reason why we have a team of skilled technicians that look at the bigger picture and determine what is going to have the least impact on the environment while removing pests from your home and preventing future infestations. We have over 80 years of experience in the pest control industry and we have some of the finest technicians in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Rodents are one the most common groups of mammals in the world; they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. About 40% of all mammal species on earth are rodents. If you are looking for rodent control services, here is what you need to know when getting rid of these pests.
Rodents eat and contaminate food, can cause damage to structures and transfer diseases to many animals, including humans. The Center for Disease Control lists nearly a dozen diseases linked directly to rodents including plague, salmonellosis and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Diseases from rodents can infect humans by simply breathing in dust that is contaminated with rodent urine or droppings. The inhalation of rodent urine is responsible for the spread of leptospirosis, which can cause liver and kidney damage.
Rodents reproduce offspring year round and are considered strong breeders. A female brown rat can mate up to 500 times within 8 hours during the estrous cycle, which can occur up to 15 times a year. As a result, a female and male brown rat can produce up to 2,000 offspring a year.
Damage from Rodents
Rodents chew just about anything they can sink their teeth into. Rats must wear down their teeth through continuous gnawing because their incisor teeth grow 4 ½ to 5 ½ inches a year. Rodents commonly chew lead pipes, wood and electrical wires, causing serious damage to homes and sometimes even electrical fires.
How Do Rodents Enter a Home?
Rodents are very resourceful creatures. They can climb up horizontal concrete surfaces, jump up to four feet and squeeze through just about any opening in your home. A rat can fit its body through an opening the size of a quarter and a mouse can squeeze through an opening the size of a dime. Rodents are also good swimmers; they can tread water for up to three hours. Rats have actually been known to crawl up sewage pipes after being flushed down the toilet. They find their way up air-conditioning chases, down roof vents and across power lines.
Rodent exclusion or rodent proofing is the most effective procedure for rodent control. Rodent exclusion is a detailed process that takes a team of skilled technicians who can identify how rodents enter your home and then “building them out.” Our highly trained technicians climb on the roof, inspect the attic and examine the exterior of your home to identify all possible entry points. Once the entry points have been identified, they are sealed off permanently. Once your home has been excluded, the technician then traps any remaining rodents, removing them permanently from your home.
Rodent prevention is a smart way to get ahead of the problem before it becomes a problem. We have the ability to keep rodents away from your home by discretely placing bait inside stations around the exterior of your home. Our trained service technicians monitor and service the stations on a regular basis to prevent pests such as rats and mice from infesting the area outside your home.
Please contact Cloud Termite and Pest Control at 941-746-1147 if you have a rodent problem so we can provide you with professional rodent control services.
We can help you get rid of rodent problems.