A rodent infestation can be very expensive for homeowners in West Palm Beach. Unless they see a rat or hear mice running above the ceiling, residents never know there is a problem until much damage can happen.
Rodent removal in West Palm Beach may seem like a simple task, but different rooms and areas of the home require different methods. At Clean & Treat, we do everything to reduce the risk to family members while eliminating the threat as fast as possible. That means inspecting and working each home from top to bottom.
Attics and crawlspaces are a favorite place for rodents to hide and build nests in the insulation. Since homeowners rarely go up into them, one or two rodents can quickly expand into multiple families. Fortunately, in this environment, we can use any types of traps. One of the most effective is still the basic snap trap, with a bait attached to lure the pest into it. Since these are areas with no traffic, there is no concern about children or pets getting into them.
While they like to hide in crawlspaces, rodents go to the kitchen for food just like humans. Since this is a high-traffic area, specialists cannot use snap traps. Poisoned baits are also not an option here since the smell to attract rodents can also bring in cats and dogs. In this environment, we prefer to use covered bait traps that allow a mouse or rat to enter where it eats the poisoned bait, finds it cannot exit to the outside, and then dies.
Garages are also a favorite place for rodents to hide. They can chew through drywall and then build a nest in the empty wall space behind the panel. A garage is an area of limited access, so our technicians can place snap traps behind walls or on shelves that children and pets have a hard time getting into when exploring.
We do not lay out poisoned baits. If the rodent does not die very quickly, it may have time to return to its nest or find its deeper into the home where its carcass can rot, and the odor quickly spreads to other areas of the home.
Getting rid of rodents can be complicated. To finish the task properly, you need to hire Clean & Treat. If you can see, hear, or only suspect you have a rodent problem, call us today at (561) 842-4700 to schedule an inspection. We are here for you.