Rodents are typically small mammals that gnaw or chew, and they can be a pest because any time they chew on something, it opens the chance for a building to deteriorate even more.
A rodent infestation is a serious problem that can cause extensive damage to your property. Not only are rodents a health hazard, but they can also contaminate food and damage wiring, insulation, and other structural components of your home. Therefore, if you suspect that you have a rodents infestation, it is crucial to take action right away.
Rodent pest control is the process of removing or controlling rodents such as rats and mice. There are several different methods that can be used for rat control, including traps, poisons, and exclusion. It is important to choose the method that best suits your needs and the needs of your property.
One of the most common methods for rodent pest control is trapping. Rodent trapping is a simple and effective way to get rid of rodents without using any chemicals. There are many different traps available, including snap traps, glue traps, and live traps.
Another common method for mice control is using poisons. Rat poison is a substance that is typically mixed with food and then left in areas where rats are likely to hang out or pass by while looking for food.
Types of Rodents
A rat is a small, brownish rodent known for its long tail and sharp incisors. Rats are not a rodent you want hanging around your property. Rats can breed rapidly, and they can contaminate food and damage property. Therefore, they are considered a serious pest and should be removed as soon as possible if you suspect an infestation.
Mice are typically smaller than rats, and they have pointed noses and small ears. But, like rats, mice are capable of breeding rapidly, contaminating food, and can cause serious damage to property. Running into a mouse inside your house would likely give you a big scare. Don't let these little pests scurry around in your walls. As soon as you notice signs of a possible mouse infestation, call Insight Pest Solutions for a mouse exterminator immediately.
A vole is a small rodent that is closely related to the mouse. Voles are typically brown or gray in color and have short, stubby tails. They are typically not considered high priority pests as they do not cause as much damage as rats or mice, but they can still be a nuisance. Since voles are small rodents, they can hide in small places. They typically like to hide in tall grass or near bushes. They can also make their way into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. Insight Pest Solutions can help you get rid of voles if you have a problem with them.
A mole is a small, burrowing mammal related to the rat and the mouse. Moles are typically brown or black and have short, furry tails. Moles are known for their ability to dig tunnels underground. They use these tunnels to travel and to find food. Moles can be a nuisance because they can damage lawns and gardens as they dig their tunnels. If you discover moles have been destroying your property, contact Insight for our mole extermination services.
Types of Rodents
Carpenter ants are different from other ants because they build their nests in wood. Other types of ants usually make their nests in the ground. Carpenter ants can also be distinguished from other ants by their size – they are among the largest ant species.
A carpenter ant infestation is a common problem for homeowners.
Carpenter Ants measure at about 1/4 inch long on average, reddish-brown, are often mistaken for fire ants because of their similar color, but they are actually more closely related to the black ant. Carpenter ants can be deterred by caulking or sealing the cracks in your home's exterior.
The first sign of an infestation is typically spotting winged ants that carry eggs on their backs as you pass through your house yourself.
There are a few things you can do to help prevent a carpenter ant infestation in your house:
- Keep your property clean and free of clutter. Carpenter ants are attracted to messes and areas where water accumulates.
- Inspect any wood on your property for signs of damage or nesting activity. Carpenter ants often build their nests in areas where the wood is damaged or moist.
- Seal the cracks in your home's exterior that carpenter ants could use as entry points.
- Carpenter ant infestations can also be minimized indoors with baiting stations that contain contact stations.
- Use pest control products such as carpenter ant pesticide or carpenter ant insecticide to keep these pests from invading your home.
- The best prevention, however, is consulting your local pest control professionals. It is the local companies with certifications and tools that will be able to rid your home of a carpenter ant infestation the safest and most effective way.
Insight Pest Control Services
- Quarterly Visits
- Interior treatment including common pest entry points, inside walls, cracks, and crevices
- Spider Web Removal up to 30′
- Exterior Pest Control Treatment
- Wasp Nest Removal
- Yard Spot Treatments
- Carpenter Ant Removal (separate service)
- Mosquito Control Ottawa (separate service)
If you’re interested in getting the best, most effective pest control services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Insight Pest Solutions today. Insight Pest Solutions is your one-stop-shop for all of your pest control needs.
We offer a wide range of services, including extermination, carpenter ant treatments, mosquito extermination, and rodent removal. Our technicians are knowledgeable about pests and will help you choose the best plan to suit your needs. Insight Pest Solutions offers affordable rates so give us a call today!