Pest Control Professionals

Rat and Rodent Control and Prevention

Are you finding rodent droppings all over? Can you hear them wrecking your home at night? Are they eating your car´s electrical wiring? A Get Pest Control partner can take care of your problem!  Contact us today and we will connect you with a Rat Control Expert in your area.

Telltale Signs Of An Infestation

Since Rodents are more active at night it might be hard to spot them until you have a very large infestation on your hands. Here are some things to look for that might help you spot the problem before it gets out of hand:

  • Droppings around the house and in your pantry. 
  • Damaged chewed food packaging
  • The stench of droppings coming from the dark, difficult to reach areas
  • Nesting materials like fabric pieces, dried plant matter and shredded paper on the floors
  • Pet food disappearing from bowls at night

If you see any of these signs you need to contact us before the problem gets out of hand.

Rodent Infestations can pose serious health risks

Both living animals and their carcasses can harbour a number of dangerous diseases that can be transmitted to people. The majority of rats are not aggressive until they feel threatened. Additionally, contact with rodent urine, saliva, and droppings can act as a source of infection, as can fleas, ticks, or mites that have fed on an infected rat.

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Common diseases transmitted by Rodents:

Rodents can transport a number of diseases that can infect humans. Below we list a few of the common ones:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), is caused by hantavirus and spread via deer and rodents.
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM), is caused by lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) spread via house mice.
  • Bubonic Plague, is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium on rats and their fleas.
  • Asthma or other allergy symptoms can be caused by rodent hair, dander or droppings.

When handling rats, whether alive or dead, take extra precautions and put on a mask and gloves to protect yourself from disease. If you do not have the appropriate PPE and Training to deal with a rat infestation it is best to contact a professional.

The Steps Professionals Take to get Rid of Rats and Rodent 

Below we will outline the Rodent treatment protocol:

Inspection for Signs of Rats and Mice

A skilled Pest Control Professional Partner will come to your property and conduct a thorough assessment.  

Treatment Plan

If they find any signs of rats or any other type of rodent a treatment plan will be formulated and discussed with you.

The Rodent Treatment

Once you give your Get Pest Control Partner the go-ahead they will go to work following the treatment plan formulated for your property. 

Ongoing Prevention Tips

Once treatment is completed they will help you devise a plan on how to keep them away for good.

For a more detailed Step by Step guide please navigate to your appropriate City Page by selecting one of the links below.

Rodent Control Methods

At Get Pest Control, we understand the frustration and health risks posed by rodent infestations. Our partners employ a range of effective techniques to keep your environment rodent-free.

Rodent Repellents

Our partners use both natural and chemical repellents to deter rodents from entering your premises. Natural options include peppermint oil and citronella—safe for use around children and pets. For more persistent problems, they can install ultrasonic devices that emit a high-frequency sound, disturbing to rodents but inaudible to humans. These repellents are strategically placed to block potential entry points, providing a first line of defense.

Rodent Baits or Rodenticide

Our rodenticide treatments involve our partners using carefully selected poisonous baits that are formulated to attract and eliminate rodents. Safety is a priority, so they always use tamper-proof bait stations to protect non-target animals and humans from accidental exposure. These stations are strategically placed to maximise effectiveness and minimise risks.

Traps

For those preferring non-chemical methods, our partners offer various trapping solutions. Snap traps are a quick solution for catching and killing rodents swiftly and humanely. For sensitive environments, they can use glue traps and live catch traps. These methods allow for the capture without the use of poisons, and our partners ensure that all animals are dealt with humanely. They regularly check and maintain these traps to ensure effective control and ethical treatment of captured rodents.

Our partners are committed to providing you with safe, effective, and integrated pest management solutions through our trusted partners. Let us help you maintain a rodent-free environment with our expert services.

Professionally trained technicians using certified Pest Control Techniques

Our partners are Certified members of the SAPCA utilising personnel trained to AgriSeta standards and are Registered Pest Control Operators with the Department of Agriculture ensuring your Family´s and Pets´ safety.

DIY Rodent Control

A DIY solution for controlling rats and mice is crucial to prevent rodent activity in and around the home. It begins with a thorough inspection of the area, looking for signs like rodent droppings and urine, which indicate the presence of these pests. If you notice any signs of rodent activity at your home or business you should act as soon as possible. One effective method is using poison, but it requires careful handling and placement to avoid risks to pets and children.

To prevent entry, homeowners should seal every hole and gap in the exterior of their homes, as rats and mice can squeeze through tiny spaces to find shelter and nesting sites. Keeping the living space clean and free of food and water can also significantly reduce the factors that attract these rodents, consequently minimising the likelihood of an infestation.

Moreover, outdoor preventative measures such as keeping vegetation short by Trimming of grass and shrubs,  and removal of clutter reduce potential nesting sites and nesting materials like wool, decreasing the chance rodents will burrow and contaminate food sources. By taking proactive steps in rodent control, individuals can protect their homes from the damage and health risks associated with these pests.

While the above methods might help get in touch with us right away if you feel

Why Choose a Get Pest Control Partner?

Below we list some of the reasons utilising Get Pest Control Professional is a great choice:

  • Same/next day rodent control services
  • Treatment protocols keep your family and pets safe 
  • They are Certified Pest Control Companies 
  • They will provide you with a treatment plan and a quotation upfront.
  • Priority is given to customer satisfaction.
  • Help you to create an after-treatment protocol 

Do you think that your house or place of work might have a rodent infestation? Contact Get Pest Control today by completing our online form or by giving us a call and we will connect you with a leading Pest Control Professional in your area.

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