There are dozens of different species of rodents that live in our area, While many prefer the natural settings of rivers, creeks, and forested locations for making their home, some are specifically drawn to urban locations where they take up residence in factories or business offices and in homes, occupying attics, basements, sheds, and other structures. Among the most common rodents found in residential areas and businesses throughout The Dalles area include black rats, Norway rats, and house mice.
The first signs of a problem are generally not the appearance of a mouse or rat, but rather the sound of scratching and clawing that may be under floorboards or behind cabinets and walls. Mice and rats can do major damage throughout your home or office, including the following:
- Chewing through electrical wiring;
- Nesting in insulation;
- Getting into pantries or cabinets and affecting food supplies;
- Damaging clothing, furniture, documents, and other types of items you keep in your attic or other storage spaces.
In severe cases, they can do structural damage to your home, destroying wood beams and making your home unsafe while requiring tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. Rodents also can carry and spread a host of different germs and bacteria through their saliva, fur, and droppings, which can put you and those you care about at risk for potentially serious fevers and other types of illnesses.
Protect Yourself Against an Infestation
At the first sign of a rodent problem, it is important to take immediate action to prevent the property damages and health issues that an infestation can result in. At Pointe Pest Control, our rodent control experts are here to help diagnose the extent of your rodent problem and get this issue under control. One call is all it takes to get our experienced technicians working on your behalf. We know how to find where rodents are hiding in your home or business, as well as what the best ways are to eliminate them, depending on the size of the problem, the species of rodent, and other circumstances surrounding your situation.
The chances of running into a rodent or finding one behind a door or cabinet make everyone uncomfortable and leave you unable to relax in your home. For business, it threatens inventory, tools and machinery, while also putting worker health in jeopardy. By contacting Pout Pest Control, you will be taking the first steps in resolving this problem. You can trust our knowledge and years of experience while being assured the products we use are safe and eco-friendly, yet highly effective and efficient at eliminating pests.
In addition to eliminating rodents from in and around your home, our rodent services also include exclusion work. This means that our technicians will go through your home and locate any existing damage caused by mice or rats and address the situation. By closing off points of entry and eliminating nests, this can help prevent rodents from returning in the future.