Safe | Effective Rodent Control
Can You Control Rodents Without Using Pesticides
In most cases of rodent infestation, the pest animals can be controlled without having to resort to the use of poisons. Good sanitation and exclusion will prevent most problems. When rodents do find their way indoors, small populations can be easily eliminated with various nontoxic methods. Rodenticides (rodent poisons) need only be used in cases of large or inaccessible infestations. Trapping of rodent pests is often preferable to the use of poisons, because traps prevent rodents from dying in inaccessible places and causing an odor problem.
Rodent ControlWinter is rodent season in Hampton Roads which means rats and mice are looking to nest. Did you know a mouse will build their nest close to food and shelter? These rodents prefer warm, narrow and dark places where they will feel safe during breeding. A mouse would not travel more than 30 feet from its nest to food as they feed 15 to 20 times a day.
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Seal Your Crawl Space and Keep Out Rodents
Pest Exclusion – If you have experienced recurring problems with mice, rats or other rodents getting into your house every year, a permanent solution is available and highly recommended! Rodents can squeeze into the openings as small as ¼ of an inch. Older home structures, especially, often have many gaps that rodents find very attractive.
What is Rodent Exclusion?When our Universal Pest professional comes to your home for a Rodent Exclusion Service, he or she will inspect for signs of rodent entry points in the house; identify nesting areas, and seal nooks and crannies to prevent entry in the future. It utilizes Integrated Pest Management (ITM) methodology to solve the problem, instead of only treating the symptoms of the rodent problem. Seal Up, Keep Out.
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The Humane Mouse TrapIf pests have already become a problem, no-kill traps are readily available (upon request) by Universal Pest & Termite. No-kill traps have many benefits over using toxins for pest control. Besides being safe to use in homes where there are small children, no-kill traps remove the danger of your cat accidentally ingesting or biting a poisoned rodent. Humane mousetraps are also reusable; making them both a greener alternative to producing excess waste, and more economical in the long run should one need to trap another pest. Try using peanut butter as bait.
Evidence of Mice in the Insulation
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Would you be surprised to hear mice can survive living inside the insulation? After all, fiberglass insulation can be hazardous to humans; however, mice actually thrive in this stuff. In the fall and winter, rodents will look to nest in your attic and crawl space insulation. The thought of them leaving urine and droppings behind in an attic is enough to make you cringe. Contaminated insulation should be removed and an application of a sanitize | disinfectant should be applied.
We often see attics that are strewn with animal feces from squirrel, raccoon, bat and mice infestations. Sometimes it is a home improvement project which warrants removing and replacing the insulation in an attic. Other times it is something as simple as old blown insulation trickling out of cracks around light fixtures and attic doors. Universal Insulation Doctor specializes in removal of contaminated insulation.
Can rodents Get in Your Air Ducts
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A Virtual Tour Of Your Ducts – For Free!At Universal Star Duct Cleaning™, our technicians can see it, we do duct inspections through photo inspections. Which allow us to take a virtual tour of your ductwork and see first hand the problems that exist by doing an air duct inspection. Companies that clean without these inspections are flying blind – and leaving their customers at the mercy of their guesswork. We are strongly opposed to this and not only do a photo inspection before every cleaning. But we even do it for free! You, as the homeowner, can see the photos, verify the problem, and make an informed decision about what services you need.
What Is Duct Sanitation & Why Is Air Duct Sanitizing Important?Sanitation involves applying an antimicrobial chemical to kill bacteria and/or airborne contaminants and to minimize the chance of re-contamination. However, unlike spraying your kitchen counter or cleaning your bathroom sink, duct sanitation must be done with care and only when necessary to kill excessive microbial growth. At Universal Star Duct Cleaning™, our technicians take the utmost care to sanitize only in safe and effective ways. Some of these include:
- Recommending sanitation only when mechanical cleaning is insufficient to prevent bacteria or airborne contaminants from becoming a health hazard (e.g. after flood or sewage contamination, vermin infestations, etc.)
- Using only EPA-approved chemicals.
- Using such chemicals only as prescribed.
- Sanitizing only metal ducts and other non-porous parts of your HVAC system.
- Maintaining proper ventilation.
- Advising the homeowner about the specific pest the sanitation is designed to protect against.
- Advising the homeowner about any protective actions they need to take, such as leaving the house during the chemical application.
Sanitation involves applying an antimicrobial chemical to kill bacteria and/or airborne contaminants and to minimize the chance of re-contamination. However, unlike spraying your kitchen counter or cleaning your bathroom sink, duct sanitation must be done only when necessary to kill excessive microbial growth. At Universal Star Duct Cleaning™™, our technicians take the utmost care to sanitize only in safe and effective ways.