Maricopa County, Phoenix Rat Control Situation:
Good evening! we have a home in downtown Phoenix that is experiencing some rat problems. Three years ago I purchased our home. It had been vacant and the attic had been infested with rats. We were successful in eradication and repairing the points of entry. However, I'm concerned about the feces that's were left behind. I rarely access the attic but it is something I would like to resolve. I have read your website and found that you offer a decontamination and or feces removal services. I am interested in learning the cost range of your services. we are able to trap and get rid of them but our bigger concern is the amount of droppings and urine that seem to be everywhere. We have blown insulation and i feel like we might need to look at a complete removal of the insulation. If that is done we are capable of putting in new insulation but feel the removal might be a little out of our scope. Can you please call me so we can discuss the issues and make a plan of action to include getting ideas and prices. we would like to get this done pretty quickly so your quick response is greatly appreciated! thank you!!
I need some advice on how to get rid of rats that are in my dog kennels. I have 10 beagles and the rats are burrowing under the kennels and the dog houses. I have tried snap traps outside of the kennels but that only catches a few. I need a way to get rid of the rats for good without harming the dogs. The dogs keep digging holes trying to get to the rats which is causing a problem and if I use poison the dogs will eat the dead rats and that would not be a good thing. I need to find a way to fix this problem for good. Please give me some kind of solution to try, I am looking for anything. Thanks
My response: That's a tough case. I'd use snap traps enclosed in plastic boxes, like Snap-E trap in the Protecta box.
Phoenix Rat Control Tip of The Week
Why Is Rat Feces Dangerous To Breathe Or Touch?
Apart from rats being a significant threat to your house, the health implications of having their feces around your home is something that you need to be concerned about. Rat feces are carriers of all kinds of pathogens and diseases that can infect you when you have direct contact with them. This simply shows how dangerous rat feces are and why it is very important for you to avoid touching them or breathing them in.
Rats are a very active household pest, you can find them at almost every corner of your home, including your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms in your home. If you have a rat problem, their feces will be found in all these places. This shows that you are at risk of getting infected if the proper sanitization of your home is not done.
Rat feces are carriers of dozens of pathogens and bacteria, with each of these having the possibility of causing lethal health complications. One of the most common of these rat feces related infections is Hantavirus. This particular infection is medically known to cause severe health complications that could lead to death if not managed properly.
To simply avoid exposing yourself to these infections and diseases, you need to avoid touching or breathing in rat feces. The best way to avoid this is to use personal protective equipment such as gloves and a mask when cleaning your home.
Also, if you have a rat problem, you need to hire a professional wildlife agent to help disinfect your home after removing all the rats. By doing this, you will be able to protect yourself from the diseases and pathogens carried by rat feces.