Say Goodbye to Unwelcome Mice & Rats in South Placer County, Sacramento County and the Surrounding Areas
When you are facing a rodent problem at home, it can be stressful. Because rodents are fast and adaptable, treating a rodent infestation can feel like you’re running on a treadmill. Don’t struggle with trying to tackle a rodent problem in your home! Call Rocklin Pest Control for expert rodent control services in Rocklin and throughout Sacramento County.
We offer free estimates and same-day services from our team of expert, fully licensed pest control technicians so that you can quickly reclaim your home from rodent invaders. We use friendly and effective methods so that you don’t have to worry about your family’s comfort any longer.
What Diseases Can Rodents Carry?
Wild rodents can spread a broad range of dangerous diseases, which is why we do not encourage people to try to address their rodent problems on their own.
These diseases include:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
- Bubonic Plague
Even minimal contact with wild rodents can spread or aggravate these diseases. Leave the rodent control to the experts! We have the tools for proper handling of contaminated materials and effective rodent removal. Don’t put yourself or your family in danger by trying to handle a rodent problem on your own.
What is the Difference Between a Rat and a Mouse?
Understanding the differences between rats and mice is essential for effective pest control. These rodents might seem similar at first glance, but they have distinct characteristics that impact how they behave, where they inhabit, and how they can be managed. At Rocklin Pest Control, we aim to educate you about these differences to better address rodent infestations.
Here's a breakdown of the main key distinctions between rats and mice:
- Size: Rats are generally larger than mice. Rats can measure up to 9-11 inches in length (not including their tails), while mice are typically smaller, ranging from 2-4 inches in length (not including their tails).
- Tail Length: Both rats and mice have tails, but the tail length differs. Rats have longer, scaly tails that are roughly the same length as their bodies. Mice have thinner, longer tails that can be as long as their bodies.
- Ears and Eyes: Rats have larger, more prominent ears and eyes relative to their size, whereas mice have proportionally smaller ears and eyes.
- Body Shape: Rats have stocky bodies with blunt noses, while mice have smaller heads and more slender bodies.
- Behavior and Habits: Rats are often cautious and tend to avoid new objects placed in their environment. Mice, on the other hand, are curious and may readily investigate new items. Rats are generally more hesitant to try new foods, while mice are more likely to sample a wider variety of foods.
- Nesting Habits: Rats tend to build nests in hidden, secluded areas, often above ground. Mice prefer to nest in dark, quiet places that are closer to the ground, such as within walls or storage boxes.
- Droppings: Rat droppings are larger and capsule-shaped, whereas mouse droppings are smaller and have a more granular, rice-like appearance.
- Reproductive Rate: Mice are known for their rapid reproduction rates. A single female mouse can produce several litters in a year, leading to quick population growth. Rats reproduce at a slower rate in comparison.
- Damage and Impact: Both rats and mice can cause damage by gnawing on structures, wiring, and personal items. Rats are known for their powerful gnawing abilities, which can result in more extensive damage.
Understanding the differences between rats and mice can help you better identify the rodent species present in your property and develop targeted pest control strategies. Whether you're dealing with rats or mice, Rocklin Pest Control has the expertise to effectively manage rodent infestations. Our knowledgeable technicians can assess the situation, implement tailored solutions, and help you maintain a pest-free environment.
Contact us today to address your rodent control needs in Rocklin and the surrounding areas!
If you believe you have a Rodent issue at your home, business, income property or community. Contact Us Today!
The 7 Steps to Proper Rodent Control are:
A Rocklin Pest Control Professional will perform a detailed inspection of your home, business, income property or community.
During the inspection a Rocklin Pest Control Licensed Professional will identify the Rodent Species that have infested the structure.
Exclusion Construction: The Rocklin Pest Control Licensed Professional will write a detailed Service Quote to perform Construction to Exclude the identified Rodent from the structure. The identified items on the Service Quote will directly correspond to the Inspection Diagram/Illustration and The Inspection Photos that will be provided to you. Rocklin Pest Control Construction Exclusion technics have taken Rodent Control to the next level. Rocklin Pest Control leads the Pest Industry with our Construction/Exclusion Technics. We do not use temporary rigs such as foam like most pest control companies. We perform real construction methods using real construction materials such as wood blocking, hardware cloth screening, sheet metal, galvanized metal, cement or stucco and etc., basically we perform real construction repairs using real construction materials.
The removal process is dependent upon the type of Rodent and or Pests Identified during the Rocklin Pest Control Rodent Inspection. The Rodent and or Pest most Identified during a Rodent Inspection are Roof Rats, Tree Squirrels, Norway Rats and Mice. Another Pest that is not actually a Rodent but rather a mammal that is commonly Identified During a Rodent Inspection are Bats.
Rat Removal: The most common areas that Rats are Identified is in the Attic or Sub Area of a structure. The Rocklin Pest Control Professional will also Provide to you a Service Agreement for the control of Rats at the same time as presenting the detailed Service Quote to Exclude the Rats. The Service will include the removal process, setting up a Trapline in the attic and the sub area. Additionally, if rats are identified within the living space, garage or basement the service will include setting up Tamper Resistant Trap Stations to capture the rats while preventing access to the traps, especially children or pets. After the applicable traps are set the service also includes weekly trap checks to remove the rats from the structure.
Mice Removal: The most common areas that Mice are Identified is in the kitchen, pantry or garage of the structure. The Rocklin Pest Control Professional will also Provide to you a Service Agreement for the control of mice at the same time as presenting the detailed Service Quote to Exclude the mice. The Service will include the removal process, setting up multi-catch devices to capture the mice while preventing access to the traps, especially children or pets. After the multi-catch devices are set in place the service also includes weekly trap checks to remove the mice from the structure.
Tree Squirrel and Bat Removal: Tree Squirrel and Bat Removal take please as part of the Exclusion process. Tree Squirrel and Bat Removal is more of a peaceful evection. At the time of the Exclusion at an active entry point a One-Way Device is set allowing the Tree Squirrels or Bats to escape but not allow them to return into the structure through the identified entry areas. After the Tree Squirrels or Bats have exited approximately 7 to 10 days later a Rocklin Pest Control Professional will return and remove the One-Way Device and exclude the entry point.
Professional Pest Management includes Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Which includes recommending removing from the structure pest harborage areas that attract the target Pest. That includes the Rodent/Pests droppings and insulation that has been compromised by rodent or pest droppings and urine. The Rocklin Pest Control Service Quote may include a line item vacuum the visible and accessible rodent droppings and rodent or pest compromised insulation, Clean Up.
After Clean Up has been performed Rocklin Pest Control can apply a Material to disinfect the hard surfaces in the infested area to provide a clean pest free environment.
The Rocklin Pest Control Service Agreement includes maintenance to reduce the population of exterior Rats and Mice. This assists in reducing the percentages of a future infestation. At the time of the Initial Service a Rocklin Pest Control Professional will set up and place the applicable Tamper Resistant Bait Station Devices on the exterior of the structure. Rocklin Pest Control uses highly rated Tamper Resistant Bait Station Devices to secure the Rodenticide within the devices. A key is needed to access the materials inside the device. The device is also weighed down with an internal brick. Additionally, as many may be aware California has drastically reduced the types of Rodenticides that may be used in California. One of the reasons why Rocklin Pest Control is proud to state that, “We are the professionals that improve your environment by controlling the pest that may infest your home, business, income property or community”, is our moral value. We have performed hours of research and selected rodenticides for the control of Rats and Mice that have antidotes should a rare chance of a misfortune occur. A Doctor or Veterinarian can prescribe Vitamin K-1 to reverse the course of the rodenticide.
Remember if you need help with Rodents or Pests contact a Rocklin Pest Control Professional today!
When you’re facing a pest problem at home, it can feel overwhelming and impossible to deal with. To keep your home pest-free and your family safe, you can trust Rocklin Pest Control to have your back.
We provide top-tier pest control services in Rocklin and Sacramento County. Whether you’re treating a current pest problem or looking to prevent future infestations, our team of licensed and trained pest control experts have a solution for you. We also offer same-day services and free estimates to get you on the right track fast.
Same Day Emergency Services may be available at additional cost. Check with one of our Team Members for appointment availability.