Unwanted Critters

Unwanted Critters

rat infestationIf you've ever dealt with a rodent infestation, you know how difficult it can be to fix. Deciding on traps or poisons, and even finding where all the animals are can be very tricky and time-consuming. When you use our exterminators at Certified Contractors, you can rely on the skills and expertise of our trained professionals to rid your home of all unwanted critters. We can respond to your home quickly and aren't afraid to crawl into the dirtiest places to remove any animal. 

Detection: Signs that you may have an infestation

The first and most important step of pest extermination is early detection. Most rodents breed at rapid rates. You could go from only a few rats to dozens in just a few months, so quick rat extermination is imperative. It's important to know the warning signs of an infestation so that you can catch it fast. The first sign that many people notice is droppings from the animals. Depending on the size, shape, and color of the droppings you find, it is possible to look on the internet or call an expert to identify the kind of animal you may have living in your home or attic. Another common sign is finding holes in paper or cardboard materials, especially boxes. You may also find shredded materials. The most obvious sign of an infestation is sighting a rat, mouse, raccoon or other animals in your home, garage or attic. And remember, finding even one rodent, could easily mean an infestation of many. 

Removal: What to do about rodents in your home

Small and large rodent infestations can be a very disgusting and disheartening problem and a very difficult one to fix. They carry many diseases and can infect anything that comes into contact with their saliva, urine, or feces. So animals that come into contact with your food, counter surfaces, cabinet shelving, bedding, clothing, or water source could spread bacteria and viruses to you and your family. It's important to rid your home of them as soon as possible. 

Rats, mice, squirrels and other animals can be difficult to kill with just poisons or traps set out. Most rodents require a more aggressive, comprehensive approach. Our experts know how to find, exterminate, remove and prevent the infestation of all these pests. We offer prevention, control, extermination and humane removal for all kinds of rodents, such as:

  • Rat control
  • Squirrel removal
  • Humane raccoon trapping
  • Mole control
  • Mouse extermination
  • Possum removal
  • Skunk removal

pest controlPrevention: Keeping small animals out

Rodents enter through small openings like cracks in the foundation, drain pipes, holes in roofs, spaces around doors, any thin materials that they can chew through with their teeth. Our experts can help you find and seal these holes to prevent future unwanted house guests. Most animals, big or small are seeking warmth, food or water. Make sure that you do not leave food out too long as they will be able to smell it and will try to find it. Close up all trash bags tightly and put them in a dumpster with a lid that latches. You may also want to keep traps in strategic areas of your home to give yourself the best chance at early detection. 

Whatever infestation you may be dealing with, our professional exterminators have the expertise to rid your home of every kind of animal and help you prevent any future infestations. Our team is on standby 24 hours a day so we can help with any pest emergency anytime, day or night. We want to provide you with a quick response and a supportive team that will relieve all the stress of an infestation.

Call us today to schedule an inspection of your home and find out more about our services!

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