Solitary Virginia Rat

Virginia Rat Removal

Mouse outside of Virginia Home

Quick Rat Information

Species in Virginia: 6

Common Locations: Clutter, Walls, Attic, Behind Furniture

Damages: Insulation, Wood, Wires

Health Concerns: Rat-bite fever, Salmonellosis, Hantavirus

Do You Have Rats in Your Home?

Are you finding your food being broken into? Weird scratch marks or sounds in the middle of the night? Do you find weird brown or black pellets behind furniture or in the corner? How about urine or ammonia smells in places away from the bathroom? These are all signs that you might have rats.

And when you have rats invading your home, you need to act quickly. That one rat can turn into hundreds, and that’s when things start getting really bad such as costly home repairs, fire hazards, and health issues.

Rat Damage to your Home

Rats will cause structural damage to homes through their gnawing of supports, nest building, and defecation. These pests will chew anything that they feel will be useful for nest building such as wires, insulation, wood, books, paper, clothes, etc. They will also make holes in your walls, and furniture to create hiding places. Anything that a mouse can get into, it can chew and destroy.

There is also an inherent danger to this destruction, Fires. When Rats chew through wires it can spark or short, potentially igniting the area around it. Then suddenly your home is on fire. If you think or if you know you have mice give us a call for a free Mice Inspection here in Virginia, and Virginia mouse removal.

Chewed Wire Caused by Mice

Health Hazards from Mice

These animals do not just destroy your home, but your health as well. Rats are known carriers of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPV for Short), which come from mouse urine and feces and can be airborne. This will lead to fevers, headaches stomach issues, dizziness, and chills. In advanced stages, it will cause your lungs to be filled with fluid, shortness of breath, and even death.

Salmonella and despite its name rat-bite fever as well. Which causes a rash and flu-like symptoms. This disease can lead to complications and death if untreated.

Mouse Droppings Found here in Virginia

Wear Protection When Handling Rats

Rats and their dropping can carry many different diseases. When handling mice and their droppings please wear gloves and cover your mouth to not breath in any particles. These diseases can range from irritation, to more serious cases such as Pneumonia or even the plague if you’re unlucky.

Our Rat Removal Services

Here at Blue Ridge Wildlife and Pest Management, we know that the removal of these pests is your top priority. Setting up mouse traps and rat poison can work, but it could take months to get them all, and there’s no telling if they will come back. Because if they got in once, they can get in again. Leaving the mouse infestation in your home for too long will attract predators to your home as it will be an abundant source of food. Suddenly, your mouse problem will turn into a snake problem.

Our technicians have the tools and experience to know where they are coming from, how to remove them and to make sure they never come back.

We have a 3 step process to make sure that your Virginian home is safe. First, we offer a free inspection, then we start removing, trapping, and excluding the mice. Afterward or even during the trapping process, we will repair the damage that these mice have done to your home.

Free Rat Inspection

If you are unsure that you have Rats do not worry as we offer a full free inspection. Our technicians will ask you where you find traces and will inspect those areas first. They will search for gnaw marks, on the floorboards, search for droppings oil rubbings, and many other traces they can find. After we have confirmed that there are pests in your home, we will search where they are getting into your home from. We will check the attic, crawlspace, and walls to find where they could be nesting. We are confident that we can help you with your mouse problem, as all-out technicians are certified and trained in dealing with mice, and know how they operate.

Rat Exclusion and Rat Removal in Virginia

If we do not exclude mice, they will come back later and start the process all over again. During our inspection, we will pinpoint their entry locations. These locations could be as small as a quarter, but once we found them, that’s when the exclusion begins. We will advise you on how to limit food sources for Rats such as putting them in plastic containers, and how the rats found your home in the first place. Then we will seal off the locations where the rats are getting in from when we find it. Here at Blue Ridge, we found that exclusion is the best way for rodent control as some places such as apartments, require different methods such as making your home unattractive to mice. However, with those limitations, our technicians will do everything they can to stop these menaces from getting into your home.

Repairs and Cleaning

Rats are destructive, and odds are by the time we get there, they will do large amounts of damage to your attic and wiring. At Blue Ridge, we offer full repair and mice cleanup services. We will replace destroyed insulation, fix wires, reinforce chewed supports, and clean the nests and poop from your home.

If left alone, the mess will attract insects, which will attract rats, and you will be back to how you started. Making sure your home is safe is our priority, and we will make sure that every nook and cranny is clean and disinfected.

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