Rodent Control in Western Pennsylvania
Having a rodent infestation can be a very stressful occurrence for any homeowner. Not only can these pests bring dangerous diseases into your home and into contact with your family, but they can also cause huge amounts of damage to your home! Instead of letting rats and mice destroy your home, protect it. If you're dealing with rodents, it's time to safeguard your property and family and start living in peace again.
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If there’s a mouse in your house or a rat in your yard, you are not the only one. Warmer weather directly influences the rate at which rodents reproduce; and with rampant construction projects throughout our region, their populations are being displaced and they are looking to relocate.
Rats and mice are notorious for causing all manner of problems if they’re able to break into a home. Costly damages to roofing, insulation, siding and other areas are just the tip of the iceberg. Beyond direct damage, they’re also known to carry a host of diseases that can be spread both through the biological elements they leave behind (hair, urine, droppings), as well as by contaminating any food items they come into contact with.
While Pittsburgh homeowners should always be wary of rodent invaders, the threat increases exponentially once fall arrives. When the weather begins to cool, rodents are pushed indoors to find food, water, and shelter from the cold; unfortunately, your home contains all three. Let Witt Pest Management make and keep your home rodent-free. Our comprehensive rodent removal services will help you take back your home and keep it safe for the people living inside it.
Prevent Rat and Mice Infestations With Our Rodent Control Services:
If you're looking for expert rodent removal in the Pittsburgh area, you need help from the professionals at Witt. Whether you choose one of our home protection plans or a short-term program, our process is the same:
1. Initial Rodent Inspection
You’ll never be able to fully defend your home from rodent invaders if you can’t be certain what’s going on inside it, so our first step is always to perform a thorough inspection of the home and seek out the source not just the symptoms of your rodent problem. Your Witt pest control technician will investigate both the interior and exterior of your home, paying close attention to any signs of rodent activity or potential entry points.
2. Sealing Entry Points*
With the home inspected and the threat understood, the next best step is always to seal off the home completely so that more rodents can’t get inside. Your Witt technician will use the best tools in the industry (including caulks, wire meshes, and expanding foams) to seal off any gaps that rats, mice, and other pests could be using to get in and out. They will also make you aware of any more substantial structural issues observed.
3. Rodent Treatment
Your Witt pest control technician will use a combination of products and devices placed in strategic yet discreet areas in your home to physically trap these pesky rodent invaders and monitor for activity. Tamper-resistant bait stations may also be used inside or along the exterior of the home to responsibly introduce bait to these trespassing rodents and eliminate them quickly and efficiently.
We won’t leave you hanging. Your Witt technician will return within 7-14 days from your initial visit to re-inspect and check all of the trapping and monitoring devices, remove any rodents, and retreat as necessary. Depending on the severity of the infestation, your Witt technician may recommend another return visit. And of course, anytime you need us in between your scheduled visits, during your guarantee period, we will come back at no charge.
*Provided on a limited basis where necessary and feasible. Recommendations will be included on your service report should any more major repairs needed to be identified by your Witt technician.
Commercial Rodent Removal Services For Your Business:
In addition to the health hazards and structural and electrical damage risks that rodents pose, mice and rats can also tarnish the reputation of your business. It's time to protect your brand and your business from rodents and the damages they pose with our RoPro Services! Along with this we also offer rodent abatement services as part of building demolition projects.
Pest control is more than getting rid of pests in homes and businesses while they stand. Many commercial pest management solutions extend to buildings that are preparing to be torn down, too. Demolition permit abatement services are a part of our extensive list of services and pest control solutions to meet all your business needs in Pittsburgh.
The City of Pittsburgh, as well as many other municipalities, require professional extermination services to prevent the migration of rodents and other pests from all structures to be demolished. The City of Pittsburgh's Extermination Policy lists the following minimum requirements:
- Employ only experienced exterminators.
- Display warning signs in conspicuous places.
- Three days prior to beginning demolition of any building, bait shall be distributed. No demolition of any nature shall begin before the lapse of three days from the distribution of bait.
- Methods and materials used for baiting shall meet with the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's label instructions.
Proof of extermination by an experienced rodent exterminator usually needs to be submitted to the appropriated (ex: Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections ) and verified completely prior to any demolition work.
Pennsylvania Rodent Prevention Tips:
While rats and mice are a constant threat affecting thousands of homes in the Pittsburgh area every year, the best strategy for long-term prevention against rodent infestations is to give them as little reason to break in as possible.
If you want your Pittsburgh-area home to remain rodent-free, don’t forget to:
Clean up any crumbs or other food items that could attract rodents. Wash dishes after meals and keep the floors clean and vacuumed. Take out the trash regularly.
Store any food items in sealed containers and refrigerate them when necessary. If you have cat, dog, or bird food in the garage, keep it stored in sealed metal containers.
Keep all windows, doors, and garage doors closed whenever not in use. Inspect the lining around these areas to ensure they seal tightly.
If there is light coming through any opening (garage and front door thresholds) then a rodent can squeeze in no problem.
By using these tips, in combination with a comprehensive residential pest control program from Witt Pest Management, rodents in your home will soon be a thing of the past.
Should pests persist in between scheduled treatments, simply let us know and we'll re-service your home for no additional cost to you. That's our guarantee to you!
Witt Pest Management has been providing the best pest control in Pittsburgh since 1908. We’re proud to help our neighbors achieve pest-free homes and can’t wait to help you! We service the following areas in Pennsylvania: