Year round vermin protection for residential and commercial customers in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. We use scientific information, not chemicals to create strategies that will fit any budget or lifestyle
The term vermin is generally used to include any small animal or insect that is harmful to crops, structures, and/or spreads disease. In the Pacific NW, our primary vermin are rodents, rats, and mice. Rodents are drawn to warmth and will inhabit the walls, storage spaces, attics and crawl spaces of your home; seeking dry shelter where they can find food and water sources. The entry into a homes attic or crawl space poses health risks and structural damage potential.
Signs of Vermin
Vermin are well known for spreading disease, damaging property and contaminating both human and animal food. If they gain entry into your home or business, they can introduce other unwelcome parasites like fleas, lice and ticks. Acting at the first sign, typically rat droppings, can help to drastically reduce the length of time needed to eliminate the infestation. These vermin are able to breed quickly and a small problem has the potential to develop into a serious issue if left unmanaged.
Things to look out for if you suspect vermin:
- Droppings resembling a grain of rice
- Scratching sounds in attics, wall and ceilings or scurrying beneath floor boards and decking
- Foot and tail marks along dusty areas that are not often used
- Rips and tears with visible teeth marks or gnawed through wood or wiring
- Nests made from shredded materials in darkened, less visible spaces
- Burrows amongst compost heaps, gardens and sheds
Concerns for Vermin
Vermin are known for spreading disease and filth. Exposure to rat droppings and urine, contact with infected debris or a dead carcass, breathing in contaminated dust particles of infected rats or being bit by a rat, as well as eating or drinking food and water that is contaminated with rat urine or fecal matter poses extreme risks to your health. Plague, Weils Disease, Salmonellosis, Rat Bite Fever and the Hantavirus are among some of the diseases rats can carry and affect humans through contact.
Hantavirus infection is usually spread by inhaling the virus, which is in the droppings, urine and saliva of infected rats. Leptospirosis can be contracted through direct contact of urine from infected rodents or through water, soil, or food contaminated with their urine. Without treatment, leptospirosis can lead to kidney and liver damage and even death. Along with disease, rats are destructive to homes and buildings because they gnaw on wood and wire which poses risk of electrical fires as well as structural damage.
Vermin Control Solutions
We set out to identify the source of any vermin infestation so that all rodents inside and outside can be eliminated using our 5 step S.M.A.R.T. Process:
Through our S.M.A.R.T. process we determine all entry points, secure them from entering in the future and dispose of all dead vermin and contaminated debris. Once we are confident that your home has been safely cleared and secured we customize a plan, tailored specifically to your needs, to prevent any future infestations.
Our process encompasses the biology, anatomy, psychology and social systems of all rodents and wildlife; designed to help you understand the ‘why’ behind your infestation. We specialize in elimination,sanitation, prevention and routine maintenance of your home or office so you can be rest assured your home is protected from future infestations.
Our highly trained professionals don’t just come out to take care of the job. We take pride in providing you with a well rounded understanding of your infestation. We determine why vermin are attracted to your home so that we can pass along our knowledge to you; that you may be able to confidently apply preventative measures against future infestation.
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