Rodent Removal & Exclusion in Clackamas County & Washington County
Finding mice or rats is not a reflection on the tidiness of a home but rodents can cause serious damage and health risks. The professionally trained and certified technicians at Tough Bug Solutions provide rodent control for rats and mice in Tigard, Clackamas County, and Washington County. We utilize proven strategies to get rid of rodents and keep them out.
Rats and mice get into homes and commercial buildings looking for food and shelter. They usually stay hidden during the day, so you can have a significant infestation by the time you see a live animal. Once inside the house, they can cause a wide range of problems and rodents have been known to carry serious diseases and parasites.
Rats and mice can cause serious problems, such as:
- Spreading disease
- Carrying pests
- Contaminating food
- Damage caused by gnawing through drywall and wood
- Chewing electrical wiring, which can cause fires
Preventing a large infestation requires detecting rodent activity early. Knowing the signs of a rodent problem can be helpful. If you notice rodent droppings, hear scurrying noises in the walls or ceilings, or see gnaw marks on floorboards or food containers, you may have a rodent problem.
If you have found signs of rats or mice, don’t wait to call for rodent control. The process starts with a detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your property to get an accurate assessment of the problem and note any areas of concern. During the inspection, the rodent control technician will identify the presence of rats or mice and locate their nesting sites and how they are getting inside.
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Removing the rats and mice that have found their way inside is only part of the solution. It is important to take steps to keep new rodents out to avoid reinfestation and deal with the mess rodents have left behind. Your pest control technician can make recommendations for changes you can make, so your property will be less attractive to rats and mice in the future.
Preventing reinfestation requires:
- Locating access points and sealing them off
- Trimming tree branches away from the roof
- Making any needed repairs to prevent rodents from easily getting in
- Sealing small holes around pipes and utility wiring
- Storing firewood away from the house
In addition, you can take steps to block their access to food. If they can’t eat, they won’t hang around. Store garbage in garbage cans with tight lids, keep food in sealed containers and clean the kitchen carefully. Wash dishes, wipe up spills, pick up pet dishes, and take out the trash to avoid unintentionally feeding rodents.
At Tough Bug Solutions, we offer prompt service for problems with rats and mice in Tigard. Our technicians have extensive knowledge, expertise, and the best tools for removing rodents quickly and efficiently. We identify their nesting sites and provide tips for keeping rats and mice out of your home.
If you have seen rodents or signs of rats or mice, call (503) 664-9094 for quality Tigard rodent control before the problem has a chance to escalate.
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