Trusted Rat & Mouse Exterminators
“Catch it before it becomes a problem.” These are the words spoken by every homeowner who has been infested by rodents.
Every second counts, as a rodent population can grow very quickly. Consider that one female can have 5-10 litters of about 5 or 6 offspring per year. And those rats or mice can begin reproducing after only 30 days.
Within three months, 6 rats or mice can multiply into 60!
At Truly Nolen Pest Control, we believe in timely action and thoroughness as we approach a rodent infestation to ensure the challenge is addressed rapidly and guard again re-occurrence.
We offer rodent control services in Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Indian Trail, Matthews, Stallings, Mooresville, Pineville, Waxhaw, Belmont, Mount Holly, Weddington, Marvin, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and Indian Land.
Homeowners will most often see mice scampering through their residence in the fall and winter seasons due to the cold; however, mice can live in homes year-round in North Carolina. If you see one mouse in your home, there is a good chance that more have already broken in through openings and entryways and burrowed away in the walls, under the stairs, and in other warm crevices.
This is when it's time to call in a Charlotte rat and mouse exterminator from Truly Nolen.
Truly Nolen's rodent control solution involves an effective strategy of sanitation measures, exclusionary rodent-proofing, and population reduction. We understand your home is unique and will tailor a customized plan of action after a thorough inspection.
Rodents are so dangerous to your health partially due to unhygienic conditions left by their presence. We target these areas with a full sanitation and remediation process. Our professionals will also give you detailed recommendations on how to make your home less attractive to rodents.
This may include a pest control treatment to wipe out other insects and disease vectors commonly living with rodents.
It doesn’t take a very big hole for a rodent to get into your house; they can penetrate a point of entry as small as a quarter!
We will work to eliminate rodent entry points through exclusionary retrofitting to prevent their return. Your technician will take the preventative steps needed to “rodent proof” your environment by sealing it up and eliminating rodents' hiding and resting areas.
Your Truly Nolen Pest Control professional will execute on a plan to evict and eradicate the rodents from your space through strategic trapping, baiting, and repelling. A few rats or mice can quickly become a significant infestation. They can chew their ways through many of the construction materials in your home causing you extraordinary expense and stress.
Truly Nolen Pest Control can relieve that stress, protect your investment in your home, and preserve the health of your family by eliminating and ensuring against the return of your rodent problem.
Brandon was awesome. He was attentive, patient, and very informative. He even included our youngest child in the process which really made our son's day. The attention to detail and his willingness to help me pinpoint access areas that could be potential entry for pests made me feel very comfortable with the process. He even recommended other services based on inspection points that I would have never imagined would be offered. He's definitely created a loyal customer as of today. Thanks, Brandon!Maria D.
Mouse and rat infestations can happen overnight, and it’s best to catch them in the beginning stages so you can minimize the damage. Expenses for contaminated personal property due to droppings and urine, electrical fires, issues due to mice gnawing on wires, and transmission of diseases are some costly examples of the negative consequences of an infestation. This being said, it is always easier to avoid the situation if possible.
Here are ten simple tips to prevent a rodent infestation in your home:
- Repair damaged door and window screens.
- Install door sweeps on all outside doors.
- Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
- Seal up cracks and fix holes on the exterior of your home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home using caulk and/or steel wool.
- Store food in sealed containers and don’t let trash build up.
- Keep attics, basements, and crawl spaces dry and well ventilated.
- Eliminate moisture sites, including leaky pipes and clogged drains that provide breeding sites for pests.
- Inspect items such as delivery boxes, grocery bags, and other packages brought into your home.
- Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and keep landscaping trimmed with bushes cut back from the house.
- If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest expert to inspect and treat the pest problem.
Prevention methods such as those mentioned above, specifically maintaining a tidy, clutter and crumb-free environment, can help you avoid the problem altogether. If it’s already too late, a rodent control company like Truly Nolen can implement a highly effective strategy involving sanitation, rodent-proofing, and population management.
The Difference Between a Mouse and a Rat
Mice and rats are often confused for one another, but there are actually quite a few differences between the two animals. For one, mice are generally much smaller than rats. Both are similarly colored, but some rats can have a more reddish tone. Additionally, mice have pointy noses and large ears, while rats have blunt noses and small ears. Rats also have telltale large, furless tails.
One of the main ways to tell the difference between a mouse and a rat is by their droppings. Mouse droppings are small, black, and have a pointy end. Rat droppings, on the other hand, are larger, darker, and most are blunter at the end. If you see either type of droppings in your home, it's best to clean them up immediately and take steps to prevent further infestations.
Call (704) 285-1619 to schedule an inspection with our Charlotte rodent exterminators at Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control.