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A rodent infestation can cause a lot of problems for property owners. Not only are rodents unpleasant to have around, but they can also cause serious damage to buildings and spread diseases. Additionally, rodent populations multiply very quickly, so taking action as soon as possible is crucial when an infestation is first noticed. The most effective way to control rodents is to work with a professional pest management company like Truly Nolen.
A rodent infestation is not something to take lightly. Not only are these creatures a nuisance, but they can also cause serious damage to your home and threaten your family’s health. Rodents are known to gnaw on electrical wires and cause structural damage by chewing through wood and drywall. In addition, rodents are often carriers of diseases, which can spread to humans through their urine and droppings.
At Truly Nolen, we offer a Four Seasons program that provides an effective strategy designed to address the changes in pest behaviour from season to season, so we can prevent them from getting into your home all year round. As part of the Four Seasons program, our Truly-Trained technicians will start by thoroughly inspecting your property for potential entry points and nesting spots. We then create a customized pest control plan that considers the specific needs of your home and the life cycles of the pests in question.
Our course of action typically involves rodent proofing (exclusion), population reduction (trapping), and sanitation measures.
House Fires: Most people are familiar with rodents’ damage to property, but many don’t know that their incessant gnawing is a major fire hazard. When rodents gnaw on electrical wiring, they create a conductive path that can lead to shorts and sparks. This gnawing behaviour is one of the leading causes of house fires, causing millions of dollars in damage each year. By regularly inspecting your wiring for damage and having any damaged areas repaired or replaced immediately, you can help protect your home from the risk of a rodent-related fire.
Rat Bites: A rodent infestation can seriously threaten your family’s health and safety. Not only do rodents chew through wiring and insulation, but they also bite. Small children and infants are particularly vulnerable to rodent bites, which can cause infections and diseases like strep bacteria. In fact, infants have lost toes and even died as a result of rat bites. As a result, it is important to take steps to prevent rodent infestations in your home, such as sealing up any holes or cracks where they might enter and keeping food sealed and stored correctly. Taking these precautions can help keep your family safe from the dangers of rodent bites.
Airborne Transmission: Rodent feces can be reservoirs of various dangerous diseases and viruses. These dry droppings can break apart upon contact and release airborne particles that may enter your nasal passages and cause serious infection. Some diseases that rodents can transmit include hantavirus, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and Salmonella. Inhaling dust from rodent droppings can also cause a condition called “micro pulmonary hemorrhage.” This is when small blood vessels in the lungs rupture and bleed. To reduce the risk of exposure to these diseases, cleaning up any rodent droppings as soon as possible is important. When cleaning, wear gloves and a mask to avoid inhaling any dust. It is also important to disinfect the area afterwards to kill any remaining bacteria or viruses. By taking the necessary precautions, you can help to protect yourself and others from these dangers.
A rodent infestation cannot only be unpleasant but can cause property damage and present serious health concerns. Rodent populations grow very quickly so it is best to target the issue when populations are small before it becomes a full-blown infestation. Time is of the essence! Call your Truly Nolen Canada pest control professional today for a inspection.
House Fires: Rodents’ front teeth are constantly growing and so they perpetually gnaw on surfaces to wear their teeth down. Their incessant gnawing behavior has been known to cause significant property damage. Rodents’ gnawing on electrical wiring is a significant cause of house fires. They also cause significant damage to PVC pipes and HVAC ducts.
Rat Bites: Not only do rodents chew, they also bite! Sadly small children and infants are most often victims of a rodent’s bite. Infants have suffered the loss of toes or even died as a result of rat bites. In addition to the dangers associated with a rat bite, a rodent bite can pass diseases like strep bacteria to its victim.
Airborne Transmission: After they have dried, rodent feces can be reservoirs of a variety of dangerous diseases and viruses. These dry droppings break apart upon contact and release airborne particles that may enter your nasal passages and cause serious infection. Consequently, rodent droppings should be handled with utmost care.
When Truly Nolen Canada services your rodent infestation, we approach it in a way that ensures the quickest possible results. We understand each Canadian home is unique and our professionally trained Truly Nolen Canada technicians will take the time to understand your individual needs and then conduct a thorough inspection of your home. We will identify any signs of rodent activity and potential entry points. At the end of the inspection, your Truly Nolen Canada pest control professional will develop a customized plan to address your specific rodent problem.
A successful and effective rodent control strategy typically involves rodent proofing (exclusion), population reduction (trapping), and sanitation measures.
An ongoing monitoring program ensures any exclusionary measures remain intact for the long-term. We will regularly monitor your home to ensure the rodent prevention plan is effectively working, making any necessary adjustments. We will consult with you and provide education on ways to prevent future rodent infestations. Our goal is to deliver a long-term rodent-free environment and to provide 100% customer satisfaction.
The most effective rodent control begins with prevention. Trash should be disposed of properly, and sanitary conditions should be impeccably maintained. Rodents can survive in small areas with limited amounts of food and shelter. So no matter how clean, all places where human or pet food is stored should be made rodent-proof by keeping food tightly sealed in metal or glass containers. Cardboard boxes are attractive to rodents, as they chew them up for use in their nests.
Truly Nolen Canada will let you know what ways you can prevent future rodent infestations. You can extend your peace of mind with our annual warranty program. Truly Nolen Canada’s Complete Rodent Control Program is an ongoing monitoring program that will ensure any exclusionary measures remain intact for the long term. Our technician will inspect your home annually to check for rodent activity and ensure the rodent prevention plan is still working effectively. Truly Nolen Canada’s Complete Rodent Control Program provides you with an effective follow up and is warrantied for one year. Our goal is to deliver a long-term rodent-free environment and to provide 100% customer satisfaction.