How Much Does Rodent Control Cost?

Posted by David Outhous on Sep 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Rodent control cost depends on how fast you eradicate the rodents and whether you are able to keep them out of your home once you get rid of them. When the weather starts to turn cooler and sometimes, during the summer if it rains really hard, rodents look for a protected place to live. Rodents want a warm place with easy access to food and water. That means that if you have cracks or holes in your walls, such as where pipes go through, the rodents will find their way in.

Rodent Damages

Rodents could cause a lot of damage to your home. They chew everything from walls to wires. They’ll get into your clothes and chew holes in your clothes. They may also carry diseases that affect humans. They can pass on diseases including salmonellosis, leptospirosis and tularemia.

The best thing you can do is get rid of the rodents as fast as possible. Trapping them yourself may take some time if you don’t know where to place the traps. RichPro provides rodent control services and part of that is knowing where to put traps and whether your situation requires traps, poison or a combination of both.

If you see droppings or if you see one scurrying across the floor, take action immediately. Where there’s one, there’s more — and they breed quickly. One female rat could produce up to seven litters each year. You may be able to eradicate the rodents rather quickly if you catch the problem before you are completely infested.

Rodent Infestation Cleanup Cost

The cost to clean a rodent infestation depends on how bad the infestation is and whether they keep coming in. You can minimize the cost by going around your home and filling in any cracks and holes, especially around pipes. Use steel wool to fill in the hole and then repair the hole with cement, stucco or whatever your walls or floors are made from.

You could also set rat traps and glue boards where you notice the rodents running along the walls. Look for droppings behind furniture and set the traps there. If you have children and pets, try to not use poison as both could easily get into the poison. The other downfall of using poison is that if a rat dies in the walls, your house could smell for weeks or months.

If you keep noticing rodents, contact a professional. While over-the-counter traps do catch some, they are often not as effective as professional products. Rodent infestation cleanup cost depends on the severity of the infestation, the size of your property and the amount of damage that needs to be repaired.

Rodent Control

A technician will identify the type of rodents in your home, whether field mice, house mice, Norway rats or roof rats. The exterminator also locates the entry points and sets traps. Continued treatment includes sealing the entry points, cleaning up after the rodents and, if needed decontamination. If you have an ongoing problem that you are not able to get under control yourself and are planning on calling an exterminator, do not make any more repairs so that the exterminator is able to find the entry points and set traps in the appropriate places.

Contact RichPro Pest Management

If you see rodent droppings or the rodents themselves, contact RichPro Pest Management to get rid of the rodents before it becomes an infestation – if it hasn’t already turned into an infestation.