Our Rodent Control service is based on a study of rats, that are one of the most abundant and widespread of all mammals, commonly lives close to humans occupying buildings, farmland, houses, sewers, etc. Rodents are responsible for spreading: bubonic plague, hemorrhagic fever, leptospirosis, murine typhus, rat-bite fever, salmonella and tapeworm. A single rat can produce up to 25,000 droppings in one year. Females reach sexual maturity 2-5 months, give birth 6-9 young per liter, and become pregnant again in about 12 hours. Signs of infestation are, gnaw marks, droppings, tracks/footprints, rub marks, greasy markings, burrows, runways and damaged goods.
Rats are well known to spread disease, damage property and contaminate food and animal feed. If they are able to gain entry into your Apple Valley, CA, home or business, they can introduce other unwelcome parasites like fleas, lice and ticks.
With our Rodent Control services in Apple Valley, CA you can act at the first sign of a suspected problem can help to drastically reduce the length of time needed to effectively control an infestation. Rats are able to breed quickly and a small problem has the potential to develop into a serious issue if left unmanaged. As nocturnal creatures, rats are most active between dusk and dawn and usually hide from humans during the day. It is often easier to spot signs of a problem, rather than the actual pest. Rat droppings - usually found concentrated areas as rats produce up to 40 droppings per night. Brown rat droppings are dark brown in a tapered, spindle shape about 9mm - 14mm long. They can resemble a large grain of rice. Scratching noises - Think you might have rats in your roof? Black rats (also known as the roof rat) are agile climbers and can easily gain access into loft spaces and upper floors of buildings. Hearing scratching noises at night from above may suggest their presence. Brown rats on the other hand, are less adept climbers. You may hear them scurrying under decking, sheds and floorboards. They are more likely to be identified by a grinding noise they make with their teeth known as bruxing.