I have rats/mice in my house, how can Rodent Solutions help me?
Schedule your inspection to identify the rodent causing the problem. We will identify all rodent entry points & provide an estimate for a Rodent Exclusion based on your specific home/building. Our inspection checklist addresses over 80 different potential items where rodents can find their way into your building. We will include pictures of the areas proposed & of repairs on similar areas from previous customers.
Once contracted, a Rodent Solutions employee will perform the rodent exclusion as outlined in your estimate.
With the rodent exclusion complete, we will set traps to catch any rodents remaining inside when we performed your rodent exclusion.
Once the rodent trapping is complete, we will perform any recommended urine/feces decontamination & cleanup services if contracted
Finally, we will help you rest easy again with a guarantee that our work is rodent proof!
What is a Rodent Exclusion?
A proper Rodent Exclusion is the process of sealing up all potential openings in a building where a rodent could gain entry.
Why are these rodent openings on my building in the first place? Did my builder or roofer cause this?
In most cases the answer is no. The short answer is the building code in the United States does not require any builder or roofer to consider rodent issues while constructing the building.
Can I call my handyman or contractor to perform my rodent exclusion?
No. The State of Florida requires a license which we hold for all work directly related to excluding rodents from buildings. The Limited Commercial Wildlife Management Certification Program was designed to allow commercial wildlife trappers to exclude and trap commensal rodents in, on or under structures. If money is exchanged for rodent exclusion or trapping you must have a license. If contractors & handymen were trained
Why can't Rodent Solutions provide a price for a rodent exclusion over the phone?
Every home/commercial building is built differently & with different levels of craftsmanship. Even two homes that are the same "model" in the same neighborhood may have dramatically different items in need of our rodent exclusion services. A thorough inspection to fully understand the situation is the only way to give a proper rodent exclusion estimate. Any company providing a price over the phone could be over-charging you because they haven't even looked at your home. We consider this the approach of a lazy company. We value your trust in us to tell you the exact areas which need to be excluded & will only charge you for those areas.
Does the square footage of the building impact the cost of a rodent exclusion?
No. Because we charge per item which needs to be excluded from rodents, we are able to provide a fair and accurate assessment of your building no matter if you have a sprawling 5000sqft estate, a 100,000sqft commercial building, a singlewide mobile home or a shed.
Why doesn't Rodent Solutions perform rodent trapping before the rodent exclusion?
Trapping before you perform a rodent exclusion on a home needlessly delays the exclusion process & the completion of the job. It also raises the cost because you are now trapping before & after the exclusion resulting in extra trap checks. We have to rodent trap after we seal the building because no matter how many rodents you trapped before the exclusion, more rodents can continue to walk right in. This is a poor rodent exclusion practice that is recommended by some dishonest companies to run up your rodent trapping bill when it isn't needed.
Why do rats/mice die in my home?
Rodents most often die in attics/walls because the rodent has consumed some type of poison. Depending on the poison used & the amount the rodent ingested, it can take 5-7 days to work so they have plenty of time to find their way into your attic before the poison causes the rodent's death. This is yet why we recommend a rodent exclusion for all homes. Even if you don't have rodent poison outside of your home, your neighbor might can easily eat the poison in your neighbor's bait stations then find their way into your home and die.
How do I prevent a rat/mouse from dying in my attic?
Have Rodent Solutions perform a Rodent Exclusion on your home.
How much will Rodent Solutions charge to inspect my home?
The initial rodent inspections are FREE for residential homes in our coverage area (link). Commercial rodent inspection fees vary depending on the size of the facility. The inspection fee will be credited back if we are contracted for any complete rodent exclusion service for those commercial inspections.
Can you just provide rat/mouse trapping without an exclusion?
We can trap without an exclusion; however, we do not recommend it and this is why... Rodents have a tendency to be "neophobic." That means that they have an extreme dislike of anything new or unfamiliar, including food. The rodent was eating something it was comfortable with before we started trapping. If you trap without a rodent exclusion, rodents still have that familiar food source. Theoretically you are trying to trap "all" the rodents because they can all still get in. This means trapping could go on without an end. When you perform an exclusion, rodent trapping goes quickly because no new rodents can get in. Any rodents trapped inside when you seal the home come to the traps quickly because there's nothing for them to eat in the attic except the bait in our traps
How do rodents get on my roof?
Rodents are excellent climbers. The roof rat is the main rodent to invade buildings down in our area. Roof rats actually have an extra pad on their feet so they are better adapted for climbing on your roof. Hence their name. They have no problem climbing walls, pool cage screens, and trees growing near the roof. They can jump several feet so even if the tree isn't touching the roof, they can still easily each it.
Does Rodent Solutions have payment plans?
We do offer a short-term payment plan. We require 50% down and a credit card to be kept on file. We will charge the final amounts in two equal payments every 30 days from the commencement of the project. The fee for this is 10% of the price of the job and a $20 convenience fee.
Why do all your techs have a construction background?
We require our techs to have a construction background because without it, the training time is amplified teaching the construction basics. It's also much more difficult to know where the openings would be on a building without a thorough understanding of the building's construction. Also, improperly installed rodent exclusion methods can cause a roof leak, become a fire hazard, or be an eyesore. To be a top-notch rodent exclusion technician you have to understand construction & rodents. We can teach a construction minded employee about rodents much easier than we can teach a pest control technician about construction. This is one of the biggest differences between us & the "big box" pest control companies of the world.
Serving Bradenton, FL and Surrounding Areas, Including Sarasota, Venice, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Lido Key and Bird Key