Rodents are very unwelcome houseguests. In the U.S. alone, over 2 million homes rely on rodent pest control services to combat infestations. Rodents are opportunistic. They’ll take any chance they can find to enter a warm, dry space with easy access to food. The bothersome opportunities they take lead to human spaces, businesses, homes, and storage areas. Sometimes it can feel like a constant battle between people and the vermin they need to keep out. That’s why we are here to help.
All-State Pest and Lawn is dedicated to the extermination, removal, and prevention of rodent infestation.
Why do you need rodents pest control?
The most commonly seen rodents in homes are mice and rats.
Mice enter homes or businesses through small cracks or tiny holes in the building’s structure. Mice are only 3 inches long and, weighing about an ounce, they can compress themselves into very small cracks and crannies to find ways inside. They also will burrow through walls when they are able. Mouse infestations are characterized mainly by finding mouse droppings along baseboards, along the wall on counter tops, and in food storage areas. There can also be the appearance of grease smears in areas where they travel. Further evidence is chewed or gnawed furniture or electrical wires.
Mice are experts at staying hidden so you could have a mouse infestation without ever actually seeing a mouse. They can travel silently along baseboards, within walls, underneath the structure, and in an attic area. Mice will collect paper, cotton, insulation or other soft warm materials to construct a nest. Mice have a distinct smell that, when pursued, often leads to their nesting area. Removal of the nest will not remove the mouse presence.
Mice typically seek shelter in human spaces during the cool winter months, after a hard rain, or, if you live near a field, after the grass has been cut.
Rats can enter homes or places of business in a number of ways. They can climb, jump, and squeeze down nearly flat so their entry ways are nearly limitless. Rats can enter a human space through gable vents, ridge caps, pipe entry holes, crawl space vents at ground level, electrical wires entry holes, fascia boards, roof joints, and under loose siding. Rats are opportunistic creatures as well and will use any opportunity to find a safe, warm space with easy access to food.
Rat infestations are characterized by the presence of droppings typically concentrated at specific locations, rub marks along baseboards or walls, scratching noises from within the walls, holes, nest or footprints also known as running tracks.
Rats are more likely to be seen by people who are attending to the space they overtake. Rats are larger, noisier, and leave more evidence to attest to their presence. Rats tend to travel the same pathways along walls or within an area due to their poor eyesight. This means they are more likely to leave rub markings along walls or baseboards. These rub markings can stand out on paint or wood surfaces.
Rats are also much less quiet. Their scratching, clawing, chewing, and general movement is amplified due to their size. Rat holes do not tend to be much larger than mice holes but they may appear more quickly. Rats have a strong smell that, when followed, often leads to their nesting space. Removal of the nest will not remove the rat presence.
A mouse or rat infestation can be handled many different ways to fit your specific needs. Typically, we use baits, traps and glue boards.
We use the best mouse trap baits to lures the rodents in for a taste and prevent them from taking it without getting trapped. Mice naturally eat seeds, but when they are in human spaces they are attracted to sweets and fatty foods. Rats are more opportunistic eaters. This means they will eat whatever they find including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and on occasion, small bugs or other small animals.
We use traps to capture and eliminate mice from your living spaces. Our technicians are trained in the safe use of traps to protect the client and any household pets from possible harm.
We use glueboards to capture and remove mice from human spaces. Our technicians are trained in the safe use of traps to protect customers and any household pets from possible harm.
With All-State Pest and Lawn, you can trust that your residence will be handled with care and respect. All of our licensed pest control professionals go through sensitivity training as well as rigorous professional training before they are allowed to work in your space. Many of our technicians have been with us for years, displaying the attitude and drive that we value within our business. Communication between the client and pest control professionals is paramount. Our technicians will work with you to create a pest control program tailored specifically to your individual needs. We strive to meet even the highest expectations. Our job is not complete until we are satisfied there will be no future infestations!
All-State Pest and Lawn has been working in the Memphis area for seven (7) decades. We pride ourselves on setting the bar for professional, sensitive, quality services that place us above compare with other rodent control companies. We offer only the most impeccable service to control pests. You can’t trust just any rodent extermination company with the responsibility of respecting your investment, your needs, and your family. All-State Pest and Lawn can create a pest control program individually tailored specifically for your space, your needs, and your family with the utmost respect and sensitivity.
How to Spot a Rodent Infestation
Memphis rodent control usually become a nuisance to humans during the fall and winter months. There are a few signs that you should look for if you suspect that you have an infestation in your home. These signs include:
- Droppings – This is one of the most common signs of an infestation. The “pellets” usually show up in cabinets, below sinks and along baseboards.
- Nests – Similar in fashion to a birds nest, rodents will build nests in secluded areas of your home. The nests are usually constructed with shredded paper, cotton and wall insulation.
- Strange Noises – If you begin to hear strange noises at night, it may not be your imagination! Typically, rodents are nocturnal and will become very active during the night. This is when they build their nests and look for food.
If you notice any of these signs, it is important that you contact us right away. Without rodent control, rodents will multiply rapidly and can cause major damage to your home in a short amount of time.