How Does Rat & Mouse Control Work?
When it comes to getting rid of rats and mice, there’s nothing better than a professional rat exterminator with advanced techniques and cutting-edge treatments. At Summit Pest Management, we focus on long-term rodent control. That means eliminating active infestations and making sure they don’t come back.
Our rat and mouse exterminators will perform the following steps to get rid of your rodent problem for good:
- Inspection: We start with a comprehensive property inspection to determine the origin of the rodent infestation and identify the rodent species. We’ll present a detailed report outlining the scope and types of rat or mouse treatment needed.
- Treatment: Cutting-edge rodent control treatments and traps target living rodents where they’re nesting, feeding, and breeding.
- Exclusion: Sealing cracks and crevices control entry points and eliminate future sources of rodent infestation.
- Prevention: Our rodent exterminators provide rodent control and prevention tips to avoid future issues.
Common Rodents in the Pacific Northwest
Rodents like it in our region because the temperature mostly stays in their comfort zone – not too hot or too cold – and there’s plenty of moisture.
These are the most common rodents in the Portland area:
- Deer Mouse: Deer mice are often found in rural and suburban areas. They can carry hantavirus, which can be transmitted through contact with their droppings, urine, or saliva.
- House Mouse: House mice can contaminate food and surfaces with droppings, potentially spreading diseases like salmonellosis.
- Norway Rat: Norway rats are larger rodents often found in urban areas. They can carry pathogens that cause diseases like leptospirosis and rat-bite fever. Their burrowing can be destructive and if they gnaw on wires they can even be a fire hazard.
- Roof Rat: Roof rats are agile climbers and are found in both urban and suburban environments. They can spread diseases such as plague and murine typhus. Their presence can lead to contamination of stored foods.