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When you have a rat infestation in your home, you want rapid removal by the experts—and that perfectly describes Waynes Pest Control and what we do. We started out with pest control, including rodent control services, in Birmingham, AL and have expanded to a tri-state area, serving as the leading affordable pest control business for more than 150,000 customers.

Benefits of choosing Waynes Pest Control include our:

  • fifty-plus years of experience in the business
  • specialized professionals educated through Waynes University
  • environmentally-friendly and sustainable removal services

If you need rodent control in Birmingham, AL or in any of our other service areas, just let us know by contacting us online or by calling 205-985-7009.

When you know or even suspect that you have a rodent infestation in your home, reach out for professional help because risks posed by them are significant. In fact, rodents have been responsible for some of the worst outbreaks in human history. When they aren’t busy spreading diseases themselves through feces, the fleas they often escort are busy doing that themselves. Diseases associated with rodents include lymphocytic choriomeningitis, hantavirus, salmonella, dysentery, mycoplasma, leptospirosis, and more. 

Plus, when rodents aren’t spreading disease, they’re doing countless amounts of damage to your property. They can chew through wood, plastic piping, electrical wiring, and more. Flooding from damaged pipes, unsanitary leaks, fires caused by chewed-through electrical wiring, damaged drywall, and so forth are all symptoms of rodent infestations. 

So, when you need rat exterminators or an exterminator for mice, we guarantee that our service professionals will actively get your mouse or rat infestation under control. 

In short, food, water, and shelter attract rodents. Rats will linger wherever there is an opportunity to grab a free meal. While it can help to keep people and pet food in places that are hard to get to—and to fix leaks and remove standing water on your property—there’s nothing that rodents won’t eat. Even a collection of cables and wiring will look appetizing to some mice. 

As far as shelter, there’s no escape from rodents. They’ll take residence wherever you live in the United States. In the summer, rodents tend to be less of an issue as they congregate outdoors—open fields can be littered with mice—but, like most pests, they tend to take refuge indoors in the winter. 

If, despite your best efforts, rodents have their eyes on your property and are set to squat there, here are tell-tale signs that the furry critters have chosen to call your property home:

  • Thin droppings that are tapered on one end
  • Gnawing sounds coming from the walls, ceilings, or floors
  • Tooth marks in cables, plastic, wood—and even metal
  • Ammonia smell in the house
  • Squeaking sounds around nests (although, otherwise, rodents typically opt for radio silence when on the prowl around humans)

If you suspect there’s at least a marginal change that a rodent infestation is taking place, it’s always worth contacting our rodent removal team. We can help.

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How Waynes Pest Control Handles Rodent Removal

Not surprisingly, since rats and mice can cause so many problems for your family and home, rodent control in Birmingham, AL was an essential part of Waynes Pest Control services from the get-go—and it’s a core service throughout our tri-state locations today. Because rodents can cause an immense amount of damage to your property and spread diseases and fleas (which catch a free ride on rats and help to further spread disease), Waynes Pest Control takes rats, mice, and other pests out of the equation.

Our skilled service professionals can handle even the trickiest rat infestations. Our solutions involve:

  • analyzing your home and property
  • finding potential entry points and their nesting sites
  • eradicating the rat infestation through mess-free, environmentally-friendly traps

Once rats and mice are caught in our sightless and odorless traps, our professional team will perform rat removal services.

Waynes Pest Control also provides an SmartPest control service for commercial enterprises. Our systems successfully monitor infestations through sensors while our non-toxic traps take care of the problem with data continuously being fed back to our smart data hub. Regular inspections will put you at ease, allowing you to focus on your home and business.

You might think that there are only two types of rodents: mice and rats. But, each of these consists of many different species, and plenty of them can be found in our area. Here are just a few of the common rodents we routinely handle:

  • Rats: Brown rats and roof rats (with the latter also called “black rats” or “ship rats”) often live in basements or at ground level. But, depending on the species, they may prefer living up high in attics.
  • Mice: The house mouse—which loves to gnaw their way through houses—is the most common, but various deer mice, harvest mice, and meadow jumping mice are also common.

Fortunately, our skilled specialists, trained at Waynes University, will identify the problematic rodents and take appropriate measures.

After you’ve had services for rodent control in Birmingham, AL—or if you’ve been lucky enough not to have a rat infestation—efficient rodent control can prevent infestations from occurring. Although there’s no guarantee that rodents won’t end up on your doorstep, a home or business that takes active preventive measures certainly lessens the desirability of their property to rodents. Some top tips include these:

  • Don’t leave food scraps around. Even crumbs and dirty dishes can appeal to rodents.
  • Put excess food in airtight containers. Even if rodents can eat through them, there’s no reason to invite them to dinner.
  • Regularly take out trash, keeping it a safe distance from your home.
  • Clean and sanitize dirty surfaces through vacuuming and mopping.
  • Check for holes and gaps. Rodents can squeeze through surprising tight spaces—even seemingly impossible ones. Plus, they aren’t opposed to making their own holes.
  • Put screens over chimneys and ventilation areas.
  • Address humid areas, if possible. Rodents like to be next by moisture.
  • Don’t stack firewood by a wall and keep shrubbery trimmed back. Those help to reduce hiding spots.

As part of our rodent control in Birmingham, AL and other service areas, we’ll carefully inspect your home and identify the species and problem. Then, we’ll work with you to create a solution, including finding and sealing entry points and locating nearby nesting spots.

Our service professionals will create a perimeter of mess-free traps to capture the pests, reporting back for rodent removal. For businesses and larger properties, we offer a SmartPest service that monitors the situation with sensors that report back to our smart data hub.

Once the rat infestation has been addressed, practice rodent prevention measures as described above. This will limit the likelihood of rodents returning. Plus, our team can provide regular inspections to ensure that rat infestations don’t re-establish themselves.

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Birmingham Rodent Control FAQs

To prevent an infestation, use the preventative techniques described on this page. If there already is a population in your home, reach out to our service professionals. Our rat exterminators will analyze your property, find the problems, and eradicate them through environmentally-friendly, mess-free traps. (For larger properties and businesses, we use SmartPest to monitor the situation via sensors.) Then, return to using the prevention measures to help keep the rodents out. 

For rodent control in Birmingham, AL, we use sightless and odorless traps that are mess free and environmentally friendly with our rat exterminators returning to the home to remove the critters from your home. Then, we recommend the use of prevention techniques to help keep them from returning. 

It depends upon the size and scope of their presence although, on average, it will take a couple of weeks to a couple of months to get them all out. When a Waynes Pest Control professional comes to your home, they’ll examine the home to determine the species and the problems they’re causing. They’ll then share the situation with you and can give you more accurate information about the plan and its estimated timeline. To get started and work with an exterminator for mice, specifically, contact us online or call 205-985-7009 today.

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