Rodent control is a job for experienced pest control experts. Successful rodent exclusion requires that all entry and exit points be identified and completely sealed to prevent them from returning. Amateurs who attempt do-it-yourself rodent control risk dangerous exposure to the many harmful parasites and disease. Improperly applied poisons can trap dying rodents inside walls where their decomposition can be nauseating and drive away customers. Home and business owners can aid in rodent control by eliminating attractants and harborage areas and following good sanitation.
Olympic Pest Services offers rodent trapping, rodent monitoring and rodent exclusion to fight infestations. Rodents are curious and will investigate new objects in their environment. They are also creatures of habit that follow known pathways. When rodent activity is discovered, our rodent control experts will carefully inspect the entire premises both inside and out to locate entry points being used by rodents.
Rodent Trapping. Olympic Pest Services uses only the industry's most effective rodent traps. Traps are baited with a non-toxic bait that is not harmful to pets. Baited traps are carefully placed in rodent pathways for maximum effectiveness. Our technicians inspect traps to remove rodent carcasses and rebait traps as necessary.
Rodent Monitoring. Locked, tamper-proof bait stations are placed around the perimeter of the residential or commercial building by our rodent experts. A rodenticide is used to eliminate problem rodents. Bait stations are regularly inspected and rebaited.
Rodent Exclusion. Rodent-proof materials are used to seal rodent entry points. Rodents are prevented from gaining entry to your home or business. Our service technicians will provide this service to intrusion points as part of our rodent program.
When rodent extermination is complete, discovered nesting sites should be professionally cleaned and disinfected to remove disease, organisms and parasites. Rodent trapping, monitoring and exclusion services create a safe, rodent-free environment that protects your family, employees and customers.
Roof Rats are a sub-tropical species transported to New Jersey on ships and found in port cities. Roof rats have smooth black fur with a lighter belly and large ears and eyes.
Weighing 10 to 12 ounces, their bodies are 6 to 8 inches long with long, scaly tails that more than double their length and are used for balance. Great climbers, roof rats live in the upper branches of tall trees but have adapted to inhabit the upper stories of buildings.
Roof rats will feed on anything but prefer fruit, vegetables and cereal grains. These rodents can consume massive amounts of food at one time and pose a serious threat to our stored foods. Roof rats carry fleas and mites and can spread bubonic plague.
Norway Rats are the most common rodent in U.S. cities. Norway rats are also known by their color and are also known as brown rats. Gray or brown with a whitish belly, Norway rats are coarse-furred with small ears and a blunt nose. Weighing 11 ounces with stout 7 to 10-inch long bodies, Norway rats have scaly, semi-naked tails that are shorter than their bodies.
Living in large colonies in close proximity to people, Norway rats build extensive underground burrows joined by connecting tunnels. These rodents often burrow under buildings or invade lower floors but may inhabit homes, garbage dumps, ponds, sewers and wood piles.
Norway rats are omnivorous will eat anything but prefer meat and fresh grains. A public health menace, Norway rats carry fleas and other dangerous parasites and can possibly transmit dangerous diseases including toxoplasmosis and the fatal, Hantavirus.