Rodents can be a nuisance in our homes if not well managed or eradicated. They spread diseases, invade our space and destroy our food supplies. Rodent control involves using appropriate methods to minimize their populations. Our company, a rodent control company located in Napa, has years of experienced, the needed knowledge and skilled team to take care of this type of infestation. A rodent free home done to perfection is what we are aiming to settle at. Please give us a call for Napa rodent control via our office phone (800) 430-3778.
Here are the areas we dwell on:
- Rat control
- Mice control
- Squirrel control
- Gopher control
- Mole control
- Vole control
1. Squirrel Control
These are small – bodied rodents and are found in the following categories:
- Ground squirrels
- Flying Squirrels
- Tree squirrels
- Prairie dogs
Signs of Squirrel infestation
- Droppings – One of the easiest ways to identify squirrel infestation is by spotting their droppings. You wake up early in the morning, rushing down your staircase to pick your magazine. At this point, you find your little guest has left you a fresh message.
- Nests – Squirrel nests can be spotted in tree trunks.
- Attics – Squirrels can find their way into our home and into our attics.
- Noises – We hear disturbing noises on our roofs which may involve them fighting or running and scratching.
2. Mice and Rat Control
These pests are well known for their quick adaption towards human living. They infiltrate our homes, seeking food, water, and shelter. Their biggest problem is that they lead to spread of diseases and ruin our food supplies. This calls for immediate action to be taken with an aim of eradicating them from our midst. We work tirelessly to ensure they are controlled or done away with from our homes.
Signs of Mice or Rat Infestation
- Droppings – like squirrels, their dropping can be identified in specific areas. These areas are the cupboards, drawers or under the sink.
- Nests – Their nests consist of cloth or shred paper.
- Odor – They leave a trail of odor which is spotted by our pets. This keeps them active throughout the day, while they scour the house for them.
- Gnaw marks – The darker the marks, the older they are. Lighter ones show how your infestation problem is just beginning.
- Highway or tracks – This is spotted using flashlights which shows their footprints and scratches.
3. Gopher Control
These are rodents known for their burrowing activities. Adult gophers weigh about 230 g, growing to 15-20 cm long. They have a thin tail which grows to 5cm in length. They have short neck with sharp claws on their front feet. Gophers leave mounds which are fan shaped different from moles that are usually conical shaped.
Their tunnels cause problems to irrigation schemes, dams, farms and gardens.
We setup the following measures to counter this gopher infestation:
- Gopher traps – Designed for small gopher populations.
- Whole control – Prevents more burrowing activities.
- Revenge smoke bombs – Entails a gaseous substance inserted in its tunnel.
4. Mole Control
A mole is an insectivorous mammal that spends most of its life underground. It is small in size, has a cylindrical body, small eyes and ears. Moles have short powerful front limbs with paws to assist in its burrowing activities. Moles feed on grubs, worms and other insects they find on the ground.
The three types of moles found in the United States are:
- Eastern Mole
- Star – Nosed Mole
- Shrew Mole
Signs of Mole Infestation
- Molehills – these are piles of dirt that are left lying on your field, lawn or yard. Moles dispose them around when tunneling.
- Tunnels – Moles need tunnels to carry out their activities. These tunnels emerge on the ground making it easy for us to spot them.
- Plants drying – Moles have a habit of damaging roots while burrowing. This causes plants to dry as a result.
Measures Taken to Counter Mole Infestation are:
- Whole control
- Mole baits
- Use of smoke bombs or gases.
- Use of insecticides to bring food shortage.
5. Vole Control
A vole is a rodent with a small sized body, small eyes and ears. Voles are sometimes confused with meadow mice or field mice. Voles are also confused to moles due to the runways they establish. However, the main difference between them is that moles leave behind conical shaped mounds on the surface while voles leave no mounds nor these pile of dirt behind.
Measures Taken to Counter Them are:
- Poisonous gases.
Contact us – (800) 430-3778 – so that we can help you with your rodent infestation situation. We will use suitable rodent control measures to take care of this issue.