Rodent Control Chicago

Rodent Control Chicago

Choosing the Right Professional

If you have an attic rodent problem, it is imperative that you find an exterminating professional that knows how to deal with this specific problem as they have their own individual requirements that need to be met in order to keep them from returning.

Many people who live in Chicago don’t realize that there are a number of areas in the city that have severe problems with roof rats, mice, rats, bats and other non-desirables. The fact is, with the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and other smaller bodies of water, there are a number of areas that have quite serious problems with attic rodent control as well as other pests.

You may think that most pests and rodents enter your home at the foundation and stay in the basement, between walls or make the occasional visit long enough to leave their droppings under the sink or in drawers and cabinets. But many crafty vermin find they prefer the attic. Rodents can take up residence in your attic where their activities can be not only annoying but can be very destructive to your property.

You can usually get a rough idea of what type of rodent is living in your house. For instance, do you hear them mostly at night or during the day? If you venture up into the attic, do you hear buzzing or swarms? Do you see movement or crawling/slithering? Is there a strong scent? No matter what type of attic rodent or pests you have, it is imperative that you call a professional that is well-versed in attic rodents and can not only get rid of the pesky creatures but prevent them from getting in again.

 

Ask The Following Questions

• What is their key area of expertise and do they have experience with an attic rodent problem?
How they are going to treat area, remove any carcass(es),  disinfect the area, replace any insulation that may have been destroyed and would they repair any areas that would serve as an entry point to insure that no attic rodents or vermin can enter again?

Gather Some Information About Your Trapped Rodents

We understand that you don’t want to put yourself or family at risk by entering the attic where you may be bitten or have access to possible diseases rodents can spread like Hanta virus and Salmonella, but you may see signs around your home that could give you clues as to what type of attic rodent you may be dealing with.

• The feces of different vermin vary greatly, mice and bats have small 1/8-inch pellets, while rats and squirrels have sausage-shaped, larger feces.
• If you do venture up to the attic to do your recognizance, make sure to wear protective gloves, long sleeves and pants and a face mask.

After Your Rodents Have Been Eradicated

After the rodents have been removed, there are a couple things you can do to make sure they don’t return.
• In Spring and Fall, go up into the attic to make sure there are no new holes or areas where light is coming through, where attic rodents could possibly enter.
• Trim trees so that any rodents crawling up tree branches won’t be able to drop down onto the roof and look for their way in.

Most importantly, make sure that you use a professional to get rid of these attic rodents before they have a chance to multiply and turn into an infestation.