QualityPro Pest & Wildlife Services
Quality Pro Pest and Wildlife Services provides professional rat control, and rodent removal. Rat control services provided throughout Westchester County including Yonkers, Bedford, Peekskill rat removal, Scarsdale, Purchase, Pound Ridge, and New Rochelle. Rodents are disease carriers and pose serious health risks if a rat or mouse infestation is not corrected. If you have been hearing noises in your walls or in other structures of your home, find rat droppings, this is an indication you may have a rat or mouse in the home. Corrective action should be taken immediately to eliminate any rodent problem.
Rats go into heat as early as 6 weeks old, and will continue to go into heat about every five days into they become pregnant. Once pregnant they will give birth to pups in approximately three weeks and have about 5 to 6 at a time. With this fast reproduction a small rat problem can quickly develop into a larget rat reinfestation. With the average lifespan of a mouse or rat being three to five years. Mice and rats are disease carriers and can cause serious health risks. Rodent borne disease are spread through comsuming food or water contaminted by rat feces, contact with surfaces contaminated with rat urine, breathing in germs that may be present in rodent urine or droppings that have been stirred into the air. If these mice or rats gain access to airconditiong vents, or duct work these germs can be spread throughout your home of business in an instance. Other risks mice cause is structural damage to your home, they rodents will chew on electrical wires with the potential risk of causing an electrical fire.
These hideous pests are always found around human population because they are in capable of hunting due to their poor strength and size. So they depend on humans when it comes to meals. Rats have an amazing sense of smell. They can smell food from over a mile away. Most rats have nocturnal behavior, so chances are you won't see them out in broad day light. Most rats grow to be anywhere between 7 to 10 inches, but believe it or not they can grow slightly above a foot. There are several types of rats found in the United States including: Cotton Rat, House Mouse, Deer Mouse, Norway Rat, Roof Rat, Rice Rat, and the White Footed Mouse.
Mice have a keen sense of smell, garbage cans should have lids, and all food should be sealed in containers. Do not throw food outside your home. This will attract mice and rats. Rats and mice are nocturnal, they will scavage for food at night, chew on items that they can use to make their bedding. Some signs to look for is holes in clothing or linens, chips on your walls, doors, or floors, they will gather these items for nest. If you find a draw full of lint like items chances are this is from a rat or mouse.
Getting rid of a rat can be easy, but it can be very tricky as well. It all depends on where the rat is living and what part of your home or structure it is getting food from. Most people who aren't professionals in this field, would just tell you to find a snake to take care of your rodent problem. Heck its a good way to get rid of the rat and will keep them away, but it can also cause a snake problem, which is worse than a rat problem. Another odd thing that people will tell you is to invest in mint plants or oil. The smell of mint is a pleasant aroma for humans, but rats will shy away from it if they smell it. Again, it is a good way to get rid of the rodent, but it can cause other pests to come around and you will have the same problems as you are now. The best way to get rid of a rat is having a professional coming out to your home or structure and laying down a trap or any other kind of professional capturing device. You can start the removal process right now, by clicking on your state on the left side of the home page and there will be information about local pros to come out and help you out.