Residential Services - Rodent Control

Rats, Mice, Gophers

Nothing is worse than walking into your kitchen and staring eye-to-eye with a rat or a mouse. Rats and mice cause huge food loss worldwide every year. Rodents invade your home or business, with the risk of spreading more than 35 serious diseases, including Hantavirus. Rodents will gnaw through many types of materials, including lead sheathing, cinder block, aluminum siding and some concrete, in order to reach a location. Besides depleting food storage, they spoil it by contamination with their feces, urine, or fur. Rats and mice also cause costly damage to our buildings with their burrowing and gnawing activity. They are able to squeeze through very small openings:1/4 inch for mice and 1/2 inch for rats, so prevention is difficult.

Not only can rodents be found in our homes, but they also live in supermarkets, restaurants, warehouses, food processing facilities, livestock facilities, farms and fields; anywhere that has food. Rodents reproduce rapidly with major activity at night. Rats tend to be cautious and mice are more curious. Rats tend to eat most of their food at one time, where mice will nibble a little at a time. It is important to remove rodents food sources, but do not disturb the rodent habitat. You will want a complete rodent elimination to occur before they could move to another area. A successful rodent control program includes a combination of baiting and trapping for the highest rate of success.

Yosemite Pest Control has several eco, child and pet-friendly methods that will help with rodent exclusion and eliminate access points of structure, including:

• Traps – Yosemite Pest Control will strategically place rodent traps inside and outside of your
home to prevent reproduction.
• Baits – YPC has SAFE baits that will
eliminate the infestation and prevent
future rodent exclusion.
• Poison – Let the experts handle the poison.
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