Got a rat problem? Let Peninsula Rodent Control get rid of your rat problems! Many people want to know how to kill rats. The reality is, killing the rats may not be the best solution to your rat infestation problem.
Getting rid of rats can be a tedious and time consuming experience. To efficiently and effectively put an end to a rat problem in a home or place of business, contact Peninsula Rodent Control to schedule a technician visit.
The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus), aka Brown Rat. The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. The Norway rat is generally considered one of the best known and most common rats. It is found in every state.
– Norway Rats Prefers lower floors of a building but will travel up into the roof.
– The scat is oval shaped and blunt on the ends
Roof Rat (Rattus rattus) , aka Black Rat are slightly smaller than the Norway Rat. they tend to nest higher in structures such as upper floors, attics, roofs vine covered fences. Roof Rats use its tail a balancing mechanism as travels across wires to and from structures.
– The tail is longer than the head and body combined.
– The scat is more pointed at the ends.
Rats (Rattus spp.) are some of the most troublesome and damaging rodents in the United States. They eat and contaminate food, damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans. Rats live and thrive in a wide variety of climates and conditions and are often found in and around homes and other buildings, on farms, and in gardens and open fields.
Successful long-term rat control is not simple. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures.
Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis. For safety and health concerns , Rat Removal should be done by a professionally equipped and experienced Rodent Control Specialist. At Peninsula Rodent Control we have the know-how and experience on dealing with rat infestation and rat cleanup.
What does it mean to be a Rat Specialis? Well, at Peninsula Rodent Control we take the time to understand rats, from its biology to its habits, and we efficiently have developed solutions to put an end to any rat problems in homes and businesses, including dealing with rats in the attic, walls, garage, etc.
Peninsula Rodent Control Service Area includes the following cities and its surrounding areas:
Woodside, CA | Los Altos, CA | Los Altos Hills, CA | Palo Alto, CA | Menlo Park, CA | Redwood City, CA | Redwood Shores, CA | San Carlos, CA | Belmont, CA | San Mateo, CA | Foster City, CA | Hillsborough, CA | Burlingame, CA | Millbrae, CA | San Bruno, CA | South San Francisco, CA | Pacifica, CA | Daly City, CA | Brisbane, CA.
We have developed programs that are very effective and efficient in quickly controlling rodents, each service can be tailored to control rats and mice. A Rat Control Technician will come to the property and perform an inspection to determine the rodent issues and it’s causes, and help plan a solution that will meet your needs. Peninsula Rodent Control offers different rodent solutions tailored to your situation. Because each project is different we have developed time tested solutions that will quickly control any rodent situation, whether you are in a single family residence, multi-unit building or a commercial structure.
Most structures can be rat proofed to prevent rodent entry, and then a rat trapping program* on the interior can be also be setup to quickly trap and remove the rodents.
When it comes to rat infestation in San Mateo County, Peninsula Rodent Control will effectively develop a solution to safely remove and put a stop to it.
*We do not offer Rodent Trapping, however we do work close with rodent trapping professionals that do and we’ll be more than glad to refer and bring them along, should that be necessary.
Rats and mice can quickly take advantage of any source of food or shelter. These rodents normally consume food discarded by us. Rats and specially mice can fit through the tiniest of openings to gain access to a building or a room. Peninsula Rodent Control can eliminate these pests from your home, and prevent them from returning.
Rats and Mice pathways are normally fence rails, sill ledges, foundations, electrical wires, pipes, tree branches and conduits. We will inspect your home, outbuildings and landscape for signs of droppings, gnaw marks and burrows and other known rodent infestation signs.
Rats can fit through a 1/2-inch opening or the diameter of a thumb. Mice can fit through a 1/4-inch opening, or the diameter of a little finger.
Call Peninsula Rodent Control (650)701-7634 to speak to a specialist.
As part of of the process of rodent elimination, we can identify the areas in need of rodent proofing, to prevent further infestation. It is VERY IMPORTANT to close all holes in exterior and interior walls, permitting no openings over 1/4 of an inch, particularly around doors and windows Install self-closing devices on frequently used door ways.
It’s important to identify conditions that enable the rodent problem to exist, and then implement corrective measures.
Eliminate the rodent’s food and water source.
Identify habitat areas and eliminate them indoors and outdoors.
Keep grass and vegetation cut short. Tall grass protects rodents from predators.
Cut back overhanging trees. Overhanging trees provide dark, shadowy areas where rodents feel safe and protected.
Remove piles of debris from the exterior of the structure. Garbage and clutter around the perimeter are habitat areas for rodents.
Establish a 2-foot-wide barrier of cement or crushed rock around the structure.
Improve sanitation practices in and around the house.