Humane Wildlife Control
Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control is your resident expert on humanely removing all wildlife causing annoyance or harm to your home or business. We are equipped to handle a multitude of animals from mice and rats to raccoons and bats. After a service from us we are sure you’ll be satisfied to have your home or office back to its peaceful presence. For your convenience, we are available 24/7!
The successful elimination of a rodent such as mice or rat infestation in or around a house or commercial building often depends on three separate procedures: sanitation, rodent proofing and the eventual elimination of the mice or rats. Although sanitation of the infested area and the rodent proofing of all structures can be time consuming, they are extremely important aspects of an effective rodent control program. Conditions that foster an infestation of rodents must be identified and eliminated before control can be successful. At Vermitek we are experts at rodent proofing your residence or business.
The Norway Rat & House Mouse
The Norway rat and house mouse often live in close proximity with humans and can be serious pests under certain conditions. They can carry and transmit organisms that can cause disease, damage or destroy buildings and electronic equipment by their gnawing behavior, and contaminate surfaces with their waste products.
Rodent proofing a building consists of changing structural details to deny rodents access to the interior of the building. Openings as small as 1/4 inch can admit mice, and a gap of 1/2 inch will permit young rats to enter a structure. Rugged surfaces such as brick walls or the parting on a cement foundation are ways that mice, even squirrels or raccoons can climb to enter a building. Any wall vent, either it be for dryer, exhaust hood fan or bathroom fan exhaust for example on a brick wall should be screened to prevent rodents from entering. Doors should fit snugly in frames (especially garage doors if attached to the house) or be fitted with sweeps or channels to eliminate openings. Various gaps/cracks should be filled with caulking or wire mesh and sometimes a combination of both. These are some examples for rodent proofing. By calling an expert in this field will help you know what should be done. Not all structures have the same entry points.
How to Know If Rodents Are in Your Space
Evidence of rodents can be determined by one or a combination of specific signs. When in the home, rodents can frequently be heard gnawing on wood or climbing between the walls. They also emit squeaks and can sometimes be heard fighting over food or mates. Droppings can be found along frequently traveled paths, near nesting sites, among food caches or other areas the rodents frequent. The odor of wet or dry urine may also be present in these areas. Footprints or tail marks may be observed on dusty surfaces. Dogs or cats may excitedly probe an area of floor or wall, or any other harborage site, especially if the rodents have recently invaded the area. Rub marks may be found on vertical surfaces such as walls or entrance and exit sites, where dirt and oil from rodent fur leave darkened patches or streaks. Rodents gnaw on a variety of materials such as aluminum, mortar and plastic. Tooth marks or chips of gnawed material may be found around baseboards, doors and windows, cabinets, furniture, or stored materials.
Rodents also gnaw at cracks or small openings in an attempt to enlarge openings and gain access to structures. Nests composed of furniture stuffing, shredded paper or other soft materials, and food caches of nuts and pet food will sometimes be discovered when residents clean out garages, tool sheds, attics, closets or other storage areas. Rodents come in all shapes and sizes, which one do you have? We can help you. Call Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control.
Are loud noises from your attic keeping you up at night? You are likely dealing with an unwanted nocturnal house guest, a raccoon. Raccoons, known for their climbing ability, often enter your attic by pushing up where your soffit meets your roof or through attic vents or plumbing mats. Although not often, they can reside under your deck or in your shed or garage.
With a quick call to Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control, you can humanely and effectively save yourself from the annoyance of these pesky animals as well as avoid any further damages to your home or health.
Skunks are known best for the strong stench they omit when they feel threatened. When it comes to skunk removal, do not try to attempt it yourself as you will likely end up on the receiving end of that odor. Rely on our licensed and experienced professionals to handle all your skunk issues for you.
If you notice a bat flying around your home or business or you can hear it squeaking inside walls, you likely are dealing with a colony. Getting rid of bats in your home is very important as they can carry dangerous diseases like rabies. Let our professionals come to your home or business and take care of your bat intrusion today. Our experts are equipped with the tools and knowledge to safely and effectively remove these protected animals.
Call us now for all your wildlife removal needs.