Rat Extermination Service

Rats are medium-sized rodents that commonly infest homes in LA and Riverside counties in search of food, water, and a safe place to breed. These infestations often occur during extreme shifts in the weather as rats seek shelter from harsh conditions. Homes near large open spaces or newly built homes are particularly vulnerable to rat infestations. Similar to mice, rats are scavengers that have evolved to live off human scraps, making residential properties an attractive target. One of the signs of rat activity is the presence of grease trails, which are left behind as their bellies and tails drag along surfaces.

Rat infestations can bring a host of other unwanted pests, including bed bugs, fleas, and mites. These secondary pests can hitch a ride on rats, further complicating the infestation and increasing the potential health risks. Moreover, rats can spread serious diseases such as Hantavirus, leptospirosis, and plague through their droppings, urine, and saliva. These diseases pose significant health risks to humans and pets, making it essential to address rat infestations promptly and effectively.

Rats are prolific breeders, with a gestational period of only a few weeks. A single female rat can produce up to 200 offspring in a year, leading to rapid population growth if the infestation is not controlled. This high reproductive rate makes it crucial to intervene early to prevent a small rat problem from becoming a severe infestation.

Rats will chew through a variety of household materials to build their nests, including wires, insulation, boxes, drywall, and other everyday items. This destructive behavior can cause extensive damage to homes, leading to costly repairs. Chewed wires can pose a fire hazard, while damaged insulation and drywall can compromise the structural integrity of the home. Rats typically build their nests in hidden, undisturbed areas such as attics, garage spaces, and sheds, making it difficult to detect and address the problem until it has become severe.

To effectively manage rat infestations, it is essential to implement comprehensive control measures. This may include sealing entry points to prevent rats from entering the home, using traps and baits to reduce the population, and maintaining good sanitation practices to eliminate food and water sources. We can provide expert guidance and effective solutions to eliminate rat infestations and prevent future occurrences.

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Rat Removal

When exterminating rats, we begin the process by sending a professional, state-licensed, and certified technician to inspect your property. This initial inspection is crucial for accurately determining the extent and location of the infestation. Our technicians are trained to identify even the smallest signs of rat activity, ensuring that no part of your property is overlooked. Once the source of the infestation is identified, we will customize a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and budget, ensuring effective and efficient results.

Our approach to eliminating rats involves a combination of baits, glue boards, traps, and exclusion services. Baits are carefully placed to attract and eliminate rats, while glue boards and traps are strategically positioned in areas where rats are most active.

Exclusion services are a critical part of our strategy, focusing on sealing entry points to prevent future infestations. Rats can squeeze through incredibly small gaps, so our technicians meticulously inspect your property to find and seal off these entry points. By creating a barrier, we help protect your property from future invasions, providing long-term peace of mind.

After the initial treatment, we recommend beginning a regular treatment plan to keep rats out all year long. This proactive approach helps maintain a rat-free environment and prevents future infestations. Depending on your property, the severity of the infestation, and your budget, we offer ongoing rodent control services on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis. These regular treatments ensure continuous protection and peace of mind.

Our comprehensive approach to rat control combines thorough inspections, customized treatment plans, and ongoing maintenance to deliver lasting results. Whether you are dealing with a minor rat problem or a severe infestation, our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service and effective solutions.


Rat Sanitization & Deodorization

After the removal of rats from your property, it is crucial to thoroughly sanitize the affected areas to eliminate any contaminated materials within the structure. When pests such as rats breach into interior voids of structures, including attics, ceilings, and walls, they leave behind a variety of harmful substances. These include fecal matter, droppings, urine, nesting materials, birthing materials, and other forms of defecation.

The contamination left by rats must be meticulously removed to ensure that occupants do not contract diseases or infections. Our comprehensive sanitation process begins with the careful removal of all contaminants and soiled insulation. This step is essential because the insulation often becomes saturated with urine and droppings, harboring bacteria and viruses that can spread illness.

Once the contaminated materials are removed, we proceed to deodorize and sanitize the affected areas. Deodorization helps eliminate any lingering odors that could attract other pests or cause discomfort to the occupants. Sanitizing the area is a critical step in eradicating bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, creating a cleaner environment.

After the area has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, we install fresh insulation to completely restore the space. This not only improves the energy efficiency of your home but also ensures that the environment is clean for you and your family. Our new insulation installation is conducted with high-quality materials designed to provide optimal thermal performance and durability.

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Rat Exclusion & Repair

Southland Pest Control has a full team of home repair specialists ready to restore your property to its original condition. Once the rodents have been successfully removed and the affected areas have been thoroughly sanitized, our team begins the process of repairing any damage caused by the infestation. Our comprehensive repair services ensure that your home is rodent-free and fully functional.

The first step in our repair process is identifying and sealing all points of entry that rodents have been using to access your home. Rodents can squeeze through incredibly small gaps and crevices, so our technicians meticulously inspect your property to find and seal these entry points. By sealing off these gaps and crevices, we create a barrier that helps protect your property from future infestations, ensuring long-term peace of mind.

Our team of repair specialists is equipped to handle a wide range of damages caused by rodents. One of the most common issues is damaged insulation. Rodents often nest in insulation, contaminating it with urine, droppings, and nesting materials. We will remove the soiled insulation and install fresh, high-quality insulation to restore the thermal efficiency of your home and ensure a clean environment.

We are committed to providing exceptional service and customer satisfaction. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced, using the latest techniques and equipment to deliver effective and lasting results. We take pride in our comprehensive approach, addressing not only the immediate rodent problem but also the underlying issues that allowed the infestation to occur.

By choosing Southland Pest Control, you are investing in a complete solution that includes extermination, sanitation, and repair services. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your home is thoroughly protected from rodents. With our expertise and commitment to quality, you can trust us to handle every aspect of the process, giving you peace of mind and a rodent-free home.