Treating rats, voles and pocket gophers takes specialized knowledge to eliminate these pests and the extensive property damage that they cause.
Many people will attempt to treat these rodents themselves, because of success in the past in treating mice themselves. In most cases they will be unsuccessful and will eventually need to call a pest professional as the damage starts to add up. The amount of damage that they can do to landscapes and wiring in cars/homes/barns can easily run into the thousands of dollars. It is much more cost effective to call professional when voles/rats/gophers/moles are first discovered. If you are experiencing any rodent activity, please call us to get more info about pricing as the price will vary based on the amount of activity and size of the affected area needing to be treated.
Danger of Rodents
Rodents are vertebrate animals with front teeth in the upper and lower jaws that grow continuously throughout their lives. Because of this, rodents gnaw to keep their teeth size under control and can cause extensive property damage in the process. Some types of rodents such as voles and gophers also cause damage with their digging and burrowing.
In addition rodents can spread dangerous bacteria and diseases including Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Tularemia and Salmonella.
Types of Rodents Found in Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado is home for many rodent species including
– House Mice
– Norway Rats
Rodent Exclusion & Control
One of the most overlooked aspects of rodent control is finding the entry points where the mice/rats are getting inside. One of the reasons people keep getting rodents inside after thinking that they had gotten rid of the little pests is rodents will urinate at these entry points which later acts as a marker to any rodents in the future that may come lurking around the home. It can be a process to find these areas but when they are discovered and sealed, combined with using rodent baiting suppression techniques the activity will cease. There are some cases where it is not possible to find and seal all the entry points. In these cases, trapping and bait suppression techniques can greatly improve the activity. Effective Pest Services offers rodent control to remove any existing rodents as well as exclusion to keep future rodents out of your property. Call us for a rodent inspection today!