Rodent Removal in Paradise Valley
The most problematic of these is the Roof Rat/Norway Rat. The roof rat is exactly what it name implies, they love to nest inside your home under the roof. The greatest areas of infestations in the valley are those areas where home owners have citrus trees on their property or adjacent to their property.
There are many reason to control the pests, one of the most important is the damage they create. Rats will eat through roofing materials, chew through wiring and cables, use insulation for nesting and have been known to disable alarm and fire systems. They will also destroy stored food products in pantries and kitchens.
Both the Norway rat and the roof rat are implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague. It is also capable of transmitting a number of diseases to domestic animals and is suspected in the transference of ectoparasites from one place to another.
To a lesser degree, but still an annoying invader is the Pack Rat. Typically more of an outside nester they can be found in shrubbery, sheds, outdoor furniture, Barbeques and POOL HEATERS. Behaviorally as their name implies pack rats are collectors, particularly shiny objects, such as tin foil, screws and washers, eating utensils and yes even jewelry.
The best way to start is with a complete and thorough inspection of the property. Baiting, trapping and Exclusion and Sealing services will generally reduce or eliminate the rat population. It should also be noted that a “Control and Monitoring” program should be set up to try and prevent future infestations. Please reference the attached link for more information.
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