Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rodents Can Cause Serious Damage

Rodents Can Cause Serious Damage

Electrical fires and phone outages
Ruined insulation: Rodents compress, shred, or move insulation for nests in attics, crawlspaces, and wall voids.
Structural damage: Rats can tunnel through and shred wood, sheetrock (trade name for plaster board), insulation, camping supplies, boxes, plastic garbage cans, and many other structural and stored items. Rats can exert thousands of pounds of pressure at the tip of their teeth! They can gnaw access holes anywhere from ground level to the roof and squeeze through tiny holes and cracks.
Urine, droppings & dead rodents: Smelly contamination is common when rodents urinate, defecate, or die in heating ductwork or other areas of a home. A secondary infestation of flies and other insects is common.
Weakened foundation soils: Many rats create elaborate tunnels that can weaken soil integrity under your home.
Grease marks: When rodents rub against siding or walls they leave unsightly rub marks or grease marks.
An initial thorough inspection from the top to the bottom left to right.
Develop a course of action to contain and protect further infestation.
Keeping rats out! we take pride in unraveling the mystery of where rodents are getting into your home. We use our extensive training in rat and mouse biology to think like a rat in order to catch a rat.
Rats and mice get into your home interior, attic, or crawlspace through entry points. Because their skulls are flexible they can get through tiny openings.

Rodent control can't be effective without sealing off these gaps. This work requires tedious attention to detail because their routes are often tricky to fully locate. This is where the art and science of rodent exclusion comes in.
Rodents carry diseases and they leave filth that can create a biohazard. As part of either attic or substructure crawlspace cleanup, Ampm pest control applies a disinfectant to surfaces. This disinfectant can't be removed, and greatly aids in the decontamination process. It is applied as a fog that drifts into hard-to-reach areas or, when needed, as a heavier spray that penetrates deeper into the surface build-up.
Deodorize the odor from rat or mouse urine, feces, and dead rodent carcasses is horrendous. The stench is always found where they've lived and sometimes it reaches into the living space of your home.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Exterminator tips seattle

Knowing about the habits of the pest will go a long way to helping you figure out how to get rid of them.
To prevent pests you need to do three things. You have to get rid of food sources, water sources and living areas. One of the first steps is removing and cleaning up any food waste, standing water or clutter. You should also check the outside of your home to make sure you do not have anything that may be drawing pests to your home. Wood should be stacked of the ground and away from the house; garbage bins should be tightly closed; tree branches should not be touching the house.

You should also check for any cracks or openings o both the inside and outside walls of the house. The kitchen seems to be the biggest place for pests, so take extra steps in there. Clean up dirty dishes quickly; take garbage out promptly, do not keep recyclables in the house; wipe up spills and dry them; do not leave open food containers sitting around.

Seattle Exterminators

Rats and mice control service

Keep rats out of sewer pipes
Rats have a great sense of smell. They can follow the scent of food washed down drains by garbage disposals and dish washing.

•Keep your kitchen sink rinsed clean and use garbage disposals as little as possible.
•Clean your drain! Use 1 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of vinegar and rinse with boiling water. You can also use 1 cup of bleach and rinse with boiling water.
•Clean your kitchen sink drain monthly.
•Never pour grease or oils down the drain.

How do rats get into the sewers?
Rats get into sewer systems through broken or faulty side-sewers. The Seattle Sewer Baiting program can investigate a suspected faulty side-sewer connection when rats are a concern. A broken side-sewer can be identified by pouring a colored dye down a rat burrow. If the colored water shows up in a near by sewer then the side-sewer may have a break. When the dye test indicates a broken side-sewer, it is recommended that the homeowner hire a licensed contractor to make necessary repairs.

What about rats in storm drains?
Occasionally, rats are seen going into a storm drain. In most cases the rats are ducking into the storm drain just to avoid a predator or from being seen. In some parts of Seattle, rats may gain access to the sewer if the sewer system is a combined drainage and sanitary sewer system.