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Rodent control is an essential part of the service that Waynes provides to our customers in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. Rodents vary from rats to mice, but all can cause an immense amount of damage to your property, as well as spread diseases and fleas, which catch a free ride on rats. At Waynes, we take rodents and other pests out of the equation.

Our skilled service professionals can handle even the trickiest rodent infestations. Our solutions involve analyzing the property, finding entry points and nesting sites, and then eradicating the infesting population through mess-free, environmentally friendly traps. Once caught in our sightless and odorless traps, our control team will remove them.

We also provide an EnviroSmart 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.

Rodents have been responsible for some of the worst outbreaks in human history. When they aren’t busy spreading disease themselves through feces, the fleas that they often escort are busy doing that themselves. Diseases associated with rodents include LCM (Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis), Hantavirus, Salmonella, Dysentery, Mycoplasma, Leptospirosis, and others. 

When rodents aren’t spreading disease, they are doing countless 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, and support damage and drywall from gnawing are all symptoms of rodent infestations. 

With Waynes’ rodent removal service in Chattanooga, TN, we guarantee that our service professionals will not only analyze the damage done by your rodent infestation but actively get that problem under control.

You might think that there are only two types of rodents – mice and rats. You’re wrong. Each of these consists of many different species and plenty of them can be found right here in Chattanooga and across Tennessee. Here are just a few of the common rodents our pest control professionals we routinely handle:

  • Rats: Brown Rats and Roof Rats are the most common. The latter are sometimes called Black Rats or Ship Rats. Rats often live in basements or at ground level but may prefer living up high in attics, depending on the species.
  • Mice: The House Mouse is the most common, but various Deer Mouse, Harvest Mice, and Meadow Jumping Mice are common in Tennessee. It is house mice that you must watch out for the most, though, as they love to gnaw their way through your home. 
  • Other Rodents: Don’t be surprised to find Muskrats, Chipmunks, Squirrels, and even Gophers and Beavers around. While less of a pest, they, too, bring their own issues and problems when they start lingering around your property.

Our skilled specialists are trained at Waynes University to identify the rodent causing the issues and take appropriate measures based on each unique situation.

There is no escape from rodents. They will take residence wherever you live in the US. Tennessee’s open fields are littered with mice, while rats will linger wherever there is an opportunity to grab a free meal. As they are omnivorous, there is nothing they won’t eat. Even a collection of cables and wiring will look appetizing to some mice. 

In the summer, rodents tend to be less of an issue as they congregate outdoors. However, like most pests, rodents aim to take refuge in the winter. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect your home and make it less appealing. We’ll look at these rodent control techniques next.

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Practicing efficient rodent control could help you prevent an infestation from occurring in the first place. There’s no guarantee that rodents won’t end up on your doorstep anyway, but a home (or business) that actively takes measures to prevent this certainly lessens the desirability of their property to rodents. Some top tips include:

  • Do not leave food scraps around. Even crumbs and dirty dishes can be appealing to rodents. Put all excess food in air-tight containers, even if rodents can eat through them. There’s no reason to invite them to dinner.
  • Take out the trash regularly and keep it at a safe distance from your home if possible. 
  • Clean dirty surfaces and sanitize the home through vacuuming and mopping.
  • Check for holes and gaps. Rodents can squeeze through surprisingly tight spaces, and seemingly impossible holes. They aren’t opposed to making their own, either.
  • Homes with chimneys or businesses with ventilation should ensure that there is a screen that stops rodents from getting in.
  • Avoid humid spaces if possible. Rodents like to nest wherever there is moisture.
  • Don’t leave firewood stacked up against a wall, and keep shrubbery trimmed back from your home to limit the number of hiding spaces that rodents have access to. The fewer places there are to hide, the less appealing your property will be.

Sometimes, no matter what you do, rodents have their eyes on your property and are set to squat there. It is always worth contacting Waynes’ Chattanooga, TN rodent removal team, even if you only suspect there is a marginal chance that an infestation is taking place. However, all the following are tell-tale signs that the furry critters have chosen to call your property home:

  • Droppings that are thin and tapered to one end usually belong to rodents.
  • Gnawing or chewing sounds coming from the walls, ceiling, or floors.
  • Tooth marks in cables, plastic, wood, wiring, and even metal.
  • An ammonia smell in the house is usually a sign that house mice are nearby.
  • Squeaking noises are only common around nesting sites. Most rodents tend to opt for radio-silence when they are on the prowl around humans.

Our rodent control service begins with an inspection. After identifying the problem (and species), we’ll work with you to create a solution. This involves finding entry points and sealing them off, as well as locating any nearby nesting sites.

Waynes’ service professionals will create a perimeter of mess-free traps that captures the pests. Our Tennessee-based team will then report back and dispose of them. We also offer an EnviroSmart service for businesses and larger properties that utilizes sensors to monitor the situation.

Once the infestation has been handled, you should practice the rodent prevention measures listed above to limit the likelihood of rodents returning. Our team can also provide regular inspections to guarantee that sizable rodent populations don’t establish themselves again.

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