Rodent Removal Exterminator Pest Control Company Phoenix, Arizona
Humans have been struggling with rodent control forever. By far the largest mammalian Family, Rodents are natives nearly worldwide, and vary greatly in form and function. Our Sonoran Desert boasts Rodents in great number and variety—from the predatory grasshopper mice that “hunt and kill other mice” to Cotton Rats that “eat mostly green plants and grasses.”
WATTS Pest Prevention in Phoenix, AZ, wants to alert you to one type of Rodent endemic to our area: Deer Mice. In mid-1993, the Deer Mouse was implicated as a potential reservoir of a type of hantavirus responsible for an adult respiratory distress syndrome, leading to several deaths in the Four Corners area (including northerneastern Arizona) of the U.S. Common symptoms of HPS (hantavirus pulmonary syndrome) include fever, deep muscle aches and shortness of breath. Hantaviruses are transmitted by human contact with infected Rodents and their droppings, urine and saliva. Being bitten by a carrier can transmit hantavirus, but you can also get the disease from breathing in particles of Rodent droppings through a process called “aerosolization.” If you notice any of these, be sure to contact a doctor in Phoenix and inform him/her of your possible Rodent exposure.
Another problem caused by Deer Mice is their tendency to enter homes, cabins and other structures not Rodent-proofed. It is in these places they build nests, store food and can cause considerable damage to upholstered furniture, mattresses, clothing, paper or other materials they find suitable for their nest-building activities. Deer Mice can chew through wiring, posing a significant threat of fire.
Why be concerned?
In addition to the physical dangers listed in part above, each year Rodents cause significant damage to property and food supplies across our area. In addition to damaging property, Rodents may also spread diseases (including hantavirus referenced above)—posing a serious risk to public health. Rodent-borne diseases can be transferred directly to humans through bite wounds or consumption of contaminated food and/or water, or indirectly by way of ticks, mites, and fleas that transmit the infection to humans after feeding on infected Rodents. Let WATTS Pest Prevention take care of this concern for you.
Identifying Rodent Infestations:
Your WATTS Pest Prevention technician will work closely with you in identifying the type and source of the Rodent infestation. Below are some signs to look for which will help you help WATTS Pest Prevention in determining the best and safest methods to use in alleviating your immediate problem.
Control of a Rodent infestation relies on identifying the Rodent’s source in order to choose the appropriate treatment method. Unless an infestation is severe, you may never physically see a Mouse or Rat. Some signs of Rodent infestation may include (but are not limited to):
- Rodent droppings around food packages, in drawers or cupboards, and/or under the sink
- nesting material such as shredded paper, fabric, or dried plant matter
- evidence of gnawing and chewing on food packaging or structures
- evidence of damaged structures providing entry points into the home, and
- stale smells coming from hidden areas
Preventing Rodent Recurrence:
Your WATTS Pest Prevention technician will again be involved closely with you to ensure you are aware of all the things you can do to help us continue with a successful prevention plan. This will include tips that only you, as the property owner, can ensure are completed. Some things, such as sealing or patching holes, your WATTS Pest Prevention technician will do as part of our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan.
Treating Rodent Infestations:
Your WATTS Pest Prevention technician is licensed by the State of Arizona and has been specially trained in the safe use of all products necessary to take care of your problem. For the safety of WATTS Pest Prevention technicians and that of our customers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all pesticide labels list important use instructions and precautions to ensure that pesticides and Pest Control devices are used safely and effectively and to prevent harmful exposure.
The EPA, along with the CDC and many professionals, believe that preventing pest problems is the most effective way to Control Rodent populations. Relying on preventive measures and reduced-risk treatment methods can reduce the reliance on, and therefore the corresponding risk from, the use of chemical Rodenticides. This combination of approaches is generally known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and is the approach used by WATTS Pest Prevention.
Regulation of Rodent Control Products:
The EPA’s pesticide registration and reevaluation processes are designed to ensure that Rodenticides used by WATTS Pest Prevention technicians according to label directions and precautions can help Control Rodent populations without posing unreasonable risks to people or the environment.
The EPA also developed risk management decisions for ten Rodenticides—those the Agency concluded pose the greatest risk to human health and the environment.
Due to the known risks, let the professionals at WATTS PEST Prevention take care of your Rodent Control problem for you! We look forward to serving you!
Refer to the Pest Control page for D.I.Y. Prevention Tips for Rodent Control Prevention!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Rodent Control products, if misused, can potentially poison or otherwise harm you, your children, or your pets.
PLEASE NOTE: These Rodenticides are only permitted for use by your licensed Rodent Control professional! When their use is deemed necessary, WATTS Pest Prevention technicians follow stringent policies and procedures governing such use.
We utilize an Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.) approach for Rodent Control Prevention. This comprehensive approach includes:
- INSPECTION – Service specialists conduct a thorough inspection of the property.
- IDENTIFICATION – Pests are identified for appropriate control measures.
- ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION – All possible environmental modification solutions are considered prior to any material application.
- MATERIAL APPLICATION – When a thorough inspection has been performed, a proper identification has been assessed, and all environmental modification options have been made (if applicable), a material application will be performed in a judicious, environmentally responsible manner.
Our service plans include:
- Bi-Monthly service schedules (Residential)
- Weekly – Monthly service schedules (Commercial)
- Termite monitoring
- Exterior only service (inside on request)
- And much more…
Our Rodent Control Exterminators are specialists, thoroughly trained and rigorously tested in the area of Rodent Control Prevention and will protect your investment from these Pests:
- Rodent Control Prevention
Ask our customer service representative for more details, including our P.E.S.T. Barricade™ Plan for Residential properties and our P.E.S.T. Blockade™ Plan for Commercial properties! CALL NOW!
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