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You don’t have to be held hostage by rats in your home. 360 Rodent Control offers a holistic solution for Winnetka’s toughest rat problems. Rodent infestations require the expertise of an experienced rodent control specialist. We’ve based our approach to resolving rodent infestations on our thorough understanding of how rats behave.
Knowing when to call a professional
It usually happens when you least expect it: you’re going about your day when you see a small, furry animal sprint across the floor and duck into a tiny hole you’ve never noticed before. Or perhaps you’ve purchased a new residential or commercial property that requires a massive cleanup. As you're walking around the property and making plans, you see a dead rat. Discovering the presence of rats in your home or on your commercial property can be one of the worst feelings. Fortunately, you’ve got a reliable rodent control partner. The professionals at 360 Rodent Control are qualified to resolve the most severe rodent infestations.
How rodents can impact your home
A rodent infestation can easily disrupt your life at home. Instead of relaxing after a day out, you may be awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of rodents running around above you in the ceiling. The smell of rodent urine or even a dead rat in the wall is likely to make you feel reluctant to invite people over. You may generally feel unclean being at home and knowing unsanitary rats are living under your roof.
We’ll make you feel at home again by resolving the infestation. Our experienced technicians take additional steps to help you remain rat-free after the first treatment.
We’ll get rid of them and clean the mess they left behind.
Rodents can disrupt your business
Running a business is challenging enough without the threat of rats invading your space. Food-oriented businesses are generally required to comply with safety and sanitation standards that are established and enforced by a local government agency. Customers also want to conduct their transactions in a clean, safe, rodent-free setting. Landlords are required to maintain their properties in an inhabitable condition.
If you’re struggling with a rodent infestation in your place of business or on an investment property, the problem will likely affect your bottom line if left unremedied. We can help you avoid the bad reputation, failed inspections, and potential loss of revenue that is often associated with businesses that are overrun by rats.
Rodents’ impact on human health
Having rodents in close proximity can affect your health in several ways. People who have respiratory sensitivities can be triggered by merely breathing the air in a space in which rodents live. Rodent dander can aggravate asthma and respiratory allergies. There are also certain diseases rodents can transmit to humans directly and indirectly. It’s possible for humans to contract the following rodent-borne illnesses:
- rat-bite fever
Rodent proofing service in Winnetka
The goal of rodent-proofing is to physically prevent rodents from entering your home. Mice and rats can squeeze through the narrowest cracks. We seal every crack, crevice, and hole rodents may otherwise use to gain access to your space.
Air duct sealing
Most buildings have a traditional HVAC system with ductwork. The air conditioner cools hot air and uses the ducts to disperse the conditioned air into different rooms. Air ducts eventually develop cracks over time. Rodents can enter the ducts through the cracks.
If your air ducts have cracks, our technicians can seal them. Not only will your cooling bills likely decrease as a result of cooled air staying inside, but rats will have fewer points of entry.
Property damage caused by rodents
In affecting your health, rats can significantly damage your property. The smell of rat urine can be difficult to locate and remove. Rats inside the wall often gnaw on your electrical wires. The damaged wires increase the risk of blackouts and electrical fires occurring. Roof rats gnaw holes into wood, shingles, and other roofing materials. If your attic is infested, the rodents will likely also destroy your attic insulation.
We aren’t just rodent specialists. We are also licensed and qualified to repair the trail of destruction rats leave behind. Contact us to learn how our team can help you protect your home’s value by restoring the areas rodents have damaged.
Attic insulation repair
Rodents go crazy over attic insulation. They like to burrow into it, shred it with their sharp claws, and even consume certain varieties of insulation as a food source. While rats have their fun in your attic, you may notice a significant rise in your cooling bills. As rats destroy your attic’s insulation, your heating system must work harder to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature in your home. Our technicians are qualified to repair or replace the damaged portions of your attic insulation. We are extensively experienced in the insulation industry.
Contact 360 Rodent Control to learn more about our holistic rodent control services. Winnetka homeowners count on our expertise and professionalism to keep the rats away.
How do I know if I have a severe rodent infestation?
Rodents are most active during the overnight hours when you’re likely sleeping. They also prefer to stay in isolated areas and avoid confrontation. For those reasons, you may only see a rat every now and then despite having a large infestation on your property. A professional rodent control company can determine the severity of your rodent infestation.
How do rats spread diseases to humans?
Rats and mice are capable of spreading diseases to humans directly and indirectly. Humans can contract illness from rodent bites and scratches. Handling an infected rodent’s bodily fluids or eating rodent-contaminated food can make humans ill. Fleas and ticks can also infect humans if they bite an infected rodent before biting a human.
What is the difference between rats and mice?
Size is the main difference. Rats and mice are two different varieties of rodent. Rats are generally larger than mice. Although mice are more likely to be kept as pets, both rodent types can spread diseases to humans and carry fleas and ticks into your home.