In Western Pennsylvania, we experience cold winters filled with snow and ice. Luckily, we have warm homes that allow us to stay cozy. Unfortunately, rodents don’t, which is why they seek refuge in our homes. Rodents can pose a serious threat to you and your family, as rodents can be a host of dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease. Additionally, a rodent infestation can threaten the integrity of your home by chewing on cables, wires, wood, insulation, and more. At D-Bug Pest Control, we offer professional rodent control that consists of rodent trapping, baiting, exclusion work, and more. For 80 years, our exterminators have been successfully removing rodents and restoring peace of mind.
Common Signs of a Rodent Infestation
Rodent infestations are notorious for being difficult to get rid of on your own. DIY treatments rarely work and it seems like rodents can multiply by the minute. A female rat can reproduce every three weeks and gives birth to six to ten rats at a time. That’s why it’s important to contact our rodent control exterminators to stop your rat infestation in its tracks. Not completely certain if rats or mice have invaded your home? Here are some common signs of a rat infestation or mice infestation:
- Discovering rodent droppings
- Smelling urine odors
- Seeing gnaw marks or holes
- Hearing scampering noises
- Noticing odd pet behavior
- Finding rodent nests, often made out of paper and insulation
The best way to know if you have a rodent infestation is to schedule a professional rodent inspection. If you’re interested in having us come to your home to inspect, call our office at 724-537-3671.
Rodent Identification and Behavior
Rodents constitute over 40% of the mammal class. While there are thousands of species of rodents, the most common rodents to infest homes in the United States are Norway rats, roof rats, and house mice. To get rid of rodents, it’s important to understand what attracts them, how they function, and where they nest.
The two most common types of rats found in homes across the United States are the roof rat and Norway rat. Rats are often roughly 9 inches in length and weigh approximately two pounds. Their fur color is typically brown or gray, and their tails don’t have any hair on them. A sure sign of a rat infestation is finding large droppings the size between 12.5mm-20mm in your kitchen, under sinks, behind appliances, wall crevices, and inside cabinets. Unfortunately, properly storing food won’t deter rats if they’ve already nested in your home. Rats have remarkably strong jaws and teeth and will chew right through food storage.
If you find one rat in your home, there are likely more hidden somewhere. Rat colonies can consist of 100 rats at a time, and they breed at incredibly high rates. Once rats have made a home in your house, the only way to protect yourself is to completely remove them.
Mice are the most common pest infestation. They often weigh between 20 to 40 grams and can grow up to 6 or 7 inches in length. They’re typically brown or gray, and have hair on their tail, unlike rats. Mice have horrible eyesight, so they tend to stay close to walls while traveling throughout your home, so it’s easy to hear them scratching around. Despite their poor eyesight, they can jump up to 8 feet, giving them easy access to your attic area. Getting rid of mice in your walls or attic can be incredibly difficult if not done right, so it’s important to reach out to our professional rodent removal exterminators to handle the job.
Quality Service For Long-Lasting Rodent Relief
Rodent control on your own isn’t easy. That’s why it’s always best to partner with a professional rodent exterminator. Here at D-Bug Pest Control, we are proud to offer family-friendly rodent control solutions. When you team up with our thoroughly trained rodent exterminators, we will:
- Conduct a thorough rodent inspection to determine where and how rodents are entering your home.
- Create a personalized rodent control treatment plan to accommodate your needs.
- Seal entryways to prevent rodents from re-gaining entry into your house.
- Place bait boxes around the exterior of your home and inside your attic if needed.
- Utilize additional control methods like traps or glue boards.
- Provide follow up rodent inspections until the issue is fully resolved.
Local Rodent Control Since 1939
For over eight decades, we have proudly served our customers in Western Pennsylvania. As a locally-owned business, it is our honor to provide rodent control to our neighbors. Since we are a local business, we know the exact species of rats and mice that live here. We also know the best ways to eliminate them. If you’re looking for a tried and true rodent control company, D-Bug Pest Control is your best bet. We proudly service the following areas in Western PA: