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When to Call a Rodent Exterminator


when to call a rodent exterminatorA mouse scurries out from behind some boxes in your garage. What is your first thought? You might reason that it’s just one little mouse, it’s no big deal. After all, what could be so hard about trapping one critter? You might even think that you don’t have to do anything at all, and that the mouse will soon move on.

While you may be right that it’s not such a big deal sometimes, you can’t ever know for sure. Seeing one rat or mouse in or around your home in the daylight can be an indicator that there are many more in hiding. They aren’t often active in the daytime when predators can easily catch them, so finding one when the sun is out can be a bad sign.

In addition, you might even be successful trapping a rat or mouse after seeing one, leading you to think the problem was solved easily. Not so fast – you have no way of knowing if the rodent you trapped was the same one you saw, and it is best not to jump to conclusions in this case. If you let your guard down because you don’t see any more rodents, the problem can become exponentially worse due to their rapid breeding capabilities.

When you begin to hear scratching and squeaking noises coming from the walls, consistently find rodent droppings near walls, or notice a funky smell coming from a specific spot in your house, it is definitely time to call a professional. Large infestations can wreak havoc on your home, and the quicker you can address the issue, the better.

Critter Control® is America’s industry leader in animal removal services. Our experience removing countless rodents from homes and our high quality of service make us your best pest control option. Let us do the work for you so that you can have peace of mind that your rodent problem is gone for good. You can reach our Critter Control® of Sarasota branch at 941-355-9511 for a free initial consultation.