A rat or rodent infestation in your home or office is much more than just an inconvenience. Mice, rats, and other rodents can cause structural damage to your property, carry diseases that may affect you and your family, and quickly get out of control if not managed.
The rat and mice exterminators at Fischer’s Pest Control have the experience, knowledge, and equipment too quickly and effectively handle a rodent infestation.
Contact our rodent experts today at (702) 348-9278 to learn more about our services!
Our Process―Mice, Rats, & Rodent Extermination
There are a lot of variables when dealing with Rodents. But our minimum charge is $150.00 for initial placement of monitoring stations and traps, then $60.00 monthly until we achieve 60 days of no activity. Please call our office at (702) 348-9278 if you have additional questions or would like to set up service.
When you choose to work with Fischer’s Pest Control, you know you’ll be getting exceptional customer service from licensed and insured exterminators who always get results. Here’s how we’ll approach your mice or rat extermination after your free evaluation:
- Rodent management, control, and elimination should begin with a thorough inspection of the building or property where the suspected infestation is occurring. Identifying the rodent “target” is an important step in deciding what control procedure must be taken.
- To ensure complete rodent control, we apply monitoring stations and traps to eliminate the rodents.
- Rat proofing a home is the next step towards exclusion. The main and all possible entry points must be identified. Remember, not all entries are visible from outside. Our trained rodent exterminators must go into attics or crawl spaces to find the most accessible entries for rodents, which are often missed by inexperienced technicians. We will also remove all feces and nesting materials to ensure nothing is left behind.
We conduct our thorough inspection and elimination process quickly and with as little disruption to your home as possible. Our friendly rodent exterminators in Las Vegas are ready to help you get your home back and restore your peace of mind.
How Do I Know I Have a Rodent or Rat Infestation?
As pest specialists, we know what signs to look for when inspecting your property for a rat or rodent infestation. But to the untrained eye, it could be harder to know what type of pest you’re dealing with. Here are some signs to look for if you think you may have a mouse or rat problem:
- Holes in the walls or entryways
- Rodent feces or urine in corners, under sinks, or other hidden areas
- Rustling noises in the walls or ceiling
- Chewing or gnawing marks on food containers
Of course, if you see a mouse or rat in your home or business, you can be sure there are others nearby. Working with rat and mice pest control experts in Las Vegas will ensure you find the source of the problem, eliminate the issue quickly and safely, and prevent future rodent or rat infestations.
Call our friendly team today at (702) 348-9278 to request your FREE estimate!
How To Prevent Rats and Rodents
Although some rodent infestations are through no fault of your own, there are things you can do to help prevent them, including:
- Trim trees, bushes, and other foliage around the house
- Always cover garbage cans and keep them away from entrances
- Periodically check doors and windows and seal any openings
- Keep food and drinks in sealed containers and off counters
- Avoid clutter in the home where rodents can hide or nest
- Schedule a yearly inspection with trained exterminators
What Attracts Rodents and Rats?
The main thing that attracts rodents to your home is a food source. Additionally, rats will look for a place where they can nest and breed. Rodents prefer clutter and unclean areas because it provides them with a place to hide. Rodents will nest indoors or outdoors, so it is important to also keep the outside of your home uncluttered and clean as well as the inside.
Mice, Rat & Rodent Resources
Suspect you have a Las Vegas rodent problem? Here are some resources that may help you learn more about mice and rat infestations and their effects:
- Identifying and Preventing Mice Infestations
- Prevent Rats in Your Home
- 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Mousetraps
- Protecting Your Home From Rats
- How to Keep Pets Safe During a Rodent Infestation
Why Are Las Vegas Mice & Rats So Hard to Catch?
Rats are remarkably adaptable vermin and notoriously hard to catch. They are small creatures that can slip in and out of small holes, crevices, and cracks in your home that you may have never even noticed. They’re also quick, alert, and always on the move.
Generally, laying traps isn’t enough to completely rid your property of mice or rats. It’s essential to get to the root of the problem―find how they accessed your home or business and where they are nesting. If you fail to do that, you are just treating the symptoms and not the cause of the infestation. Also, mice will quickly learn to avoid mouse traps altogether if you aren’t strategic with where you place them.
Why Are Rodents Considered Dangerous?
Rats and rodents can carry diseases and parasites that are harmful to humans. You and your family could be at risk of catching these diseases through exposure to rodent feces and urine. They can also bring in bacteria and germs by walking over counters and other surfaces after foraging in unsanitary conditions.
Health Concerns From A Rodent Infestation
Having rats in your home can be very dangerous. Not only can they cause extensive damage to the home itself, they create health hazards. Rats and mice leave urine and droppings everywhere they scurry. These contaminates have been associated with:
- Rat Bite Fever
- Allergies from fur
- Flea infestations
- Other bacterial infections
What Are Common Las Vegas Rodents?
The Norway rat is common in Las Vegas. It’s easily identifiable due to its large size and aggressive nature. The pest can grow to be nearly 9 inches in length or up to 18 inches including the tail! The Norway rat has coarse dark brown fur that is lighter on the belly.
The roof rat is several inches smaller than the Norway rat and has black, shiny fur. The ears are large and mostly hairless, and they have pointy noses. The tail of the rat is usually longer than its body. The roof rat is also nocturnal and tends to burrow for shelter.
Las Vegas is also home to field mice and house mice. Both rodents are much smaller than the two rats found in the area but can still cause problems for residents. Their smaller size, speed, and climbing abilities make it easy for these mice to find access to homes.
The Most Common Rodents in Las Vegas
- Norway Rat. This rat is very destructive. It is a large at, weighing up to one pound, and is considerably long compared to other rats. These rats are scavengers and are attracted to cluttered areas and love garbage. Although there are not a lot of problems with this type of rat in the Las Vegas area, they still have been seen on occasion. These rats can breed very quickly, so when one is seen, action should be taken to exterminate the rodent.
- Roof Rats. The Roof Rat first appeared in the Las Vegas Valley area around 1990. It is believed that they made it to the area on imported palm trees. These rats are small and have a much longer tail in comparison to a Norway Rat, but are still very destructive. Roof Rats are more prone to eating natural foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts, but they have been known to dig through garbage when food is scarce. Roof Rats have been a large problem in the Las Vegas area because they breed rapidly. Each female rat can have eight babies each litter, and can have up to six litters a year.
- Field Mice. These small mice live in the fields or on farms where they can easily access vegetation to eat. Field mice, however, are omnivores and will eat meat or anything else they determine is safe to eat. Field mice are known to burrow into the ground to get to a food source. Field mice have litters of babies that can easily exceed 14 each time. Stopping the population is necessary because offspring can start reproducing within 8 weeks of birth.
Preventing Rodents Around Your Home
The first thing that you must do is clean up the outside area of your home. You want to remove any excess weeds from around your home and fence areas. Clean up piles of leaves around your yard. If you store firewood, make sure it is at least a foot off of the ground.
Trim and maintain any landscaping that is touching the roof line of the home at least 5 feet away from the roof line.
Make sure that you keep all of your trash in a tightly sealed trash can. Try to avoid putting food products in the trash by using a garbage disposal. Do not lean trash cans up directly against your home.
Check your windows and doors for spaces that may allow light to shine through. Rodents can squeeze through very small places and will attempt to do so if they see light or can smell food from inside your home. Look for cracks in your foundation and check your roof vents very carefully. Sometimes duct work around furnaces are not always properly sealed. Since it’s nice and warm, it’s a perfect spot for them to set up shop. These can also cause issues with HVAC systems. Use steel wool to fill gaps, and make sure that your dryer vent has a mesh screen over it to block an entrance to your home. Make sure to secure pet doors at night.
Contact Us for a No-Obligation Inspection of Your Home or Business
It’s never too early to try to nip your rodent problem in the bud. In fact, the earlier you address the issues, the more likely you’ll be able to avoid structural damage and the risk of spreading disease. Don’t wait until the rodent infestation is out of control. We’re ready to tackle your pest problem today!
Call or email us today to schedule a free rodent inspection and estimate with one of our trained Las Vegas exterminators! You can reach us at (702) 348-9278, firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply fill out our convenient online form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
When To Call An Exterminator
Rodents are more than a nuisance, they are a health risk. If you find any evidence of rats or mice in your home, it is advisable to call an exterminator immediately. While some over-the-counter extermination methods may have a little impact on a rodent infestation, they may not be aggressive enough to stop the problem.
Rats and mice breed quickly and the sighting of one mouse or rat could actually lead to hundreds of them within a few months if not treated. A professional exterminator can quickly stop the infestation which will allow you to retake control of your home. Contact us today to see how we can help.
Fischer’s Pest Control Services During COVID-19
Our priority is the safety of you and your family. For this reason, we only use the latest equipment, the highest quality materials, and tested extermination techniques when working with you.
We have also implemented strict rules on how we interact and service our customers during this time. We carefully follow all guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD). Learn more about our COVID-19 policies and our commitment to keeping you safe.
Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Rats