Animal Control Solutions provides rodent control, rat removal, rat control, and rat pest control in Fairfax, VA.
Rats can adapt to human environments easily and usually by choice. Rats adapt easily due to the abundance of food and shelter. Humans provide food sources such as bird feeders, rat feeders, and dog or cat food bowls that are replenished regularly. Urban landscapes provide attractive nuts, buds, and fruits from trees that rats will favor. Once a rat has found a prevalent food source it will look for a nesting site that is relatively close to that food source. In most instances, structures around your home or in your home become the nesting site. A rat will look for an area outside or on your home that poses the least resistance. Rotten stumps, debris piles, concrete slabs, driveways, and stone walls are a few locations for their outside dens. Gable vents, attic fans, foundation vents, or rotten wood behind your gutter or in your soffit are a few locations on your home that they will gain access for a nesting site. As the rat population grows around or in your home, so will the damage. Extensive burrows under concrete slabs, driveways, and stone walls will cause costly repairs due to settling from these structures. Chewed electrical wires create the risk of fire and odor issues from their droppings and urine can create a biohazard. As long as we continue to urbanize, and provide an abundance of food to the rats, they will continue to adapt to human environments and pose a threat to homes and human health.
Rat exclusion (Repairs), rat trapping, and baiting the exterior of the structure with rodenticides are key to effective rat removal. Knowing their biological habits, performing the necessary repairs, rodenticides, and the use of traps will solve most rat problems. When ideal habitat, water, and food for rats are within your property or structure, full exclusion services are recommended to prevent and or eliminate new rats from trying to enter your residential or commercial structure.
There are many different ways to get rid of rats, but if you are looking for a professional, permanent solution to your rat problem, with a written guarantee and warranted for a one year minimum, you have found one of the only companies in Fairfax that can provide you with this and back it up.
Animal Control Solutions will inspect every square foot of the exterior of your home or business looking for current and potential rat entry points. When they find these current and potential entry points they will seal them with 35 – 50 year sealant that is backed with a permanent rat proof material, install rigid screens, or chimney caps and covers. If you just repair the current entry points without sealing the potential penetration points, a different family of rats will just move to those potential entry points.
Rats create offensive odors and viruses due to their urine and droppings and disrupt your sleep with their gnawing. Rat removal is one of our specialties. We have helped restore peace of mind to over a thousand of residential and commercial customers over the last 18 years. Rat removal is a technical process that requires professional experience. Do not risk people’s health or yours to anybody. You can trust our trained nationally professional staff to solve any rat problem you may have, guaranteed and warranted for a minimum of one year!
Your Rat Service Agreement will describe and identify, in written and/or graphed format, all of the inspected areas of the structure, current and potential rat entry points, contaminations, a description of the warranty, its limitations, and its time period, and a price to remove the rats from the structure.
In addition to the service agreement we may also take photos to document the inspected areas of your structure with current and/or potential rat entry points and contaminations as evidence/proof to you of the issues associated with the rats and to protect Animal Control Solutions from any potential liabilities.
Your rat service agreement will also contain a description of the warranty, its limitations, and its time period. The warranty will not start until the final repairs on your structure or 100% eviction is confirmed by Animal Control Solutions and you. It is limited to a family of rats entering the interior of your structure. The warranty time period will not be less than one year and will not exceed the manufacturer’s minimum service life of any exclusion material we use on your structure. Prior to your warranty expiring, we will send you a renewal notice letting you know your rat warranty is getting ready to expire. Upon the renewal payment, as stated on your rat service agreement, we will return to you structure for reinspection.
Your rat service agreement will contain a price to exclude and remove the rats from your structure. The price reflects the Animal Control Solutions ability and experience to perform rat removal services based upon industry standards, material costs, labor, and profit.
What happens after the rats are removed from your structure?
Rat Exclusion is a technique where all the current and potential mouse entry points stated in your rat service agreement, are made uninhabitable or impervious to a rat by the use/application/installation of exclusion materials by Animal Control Solutions.
Rat Exclusion materials are rat proof building materials or components that may be used/applied/installed/dispensed, but are not limited to, caulk, adhesives, or sealants, backer rod, chinking, foam, wire mesh, metal flashing or coil stock, chimney caps, or any other rat proof building construction materials that will prevent rats from entering your structure once the rat repairs have been completed
Rat Exclusion materials will be applied to all current and potential rat entry points that lead into the interior of your structure from the exterior of your structure. Rat entry points are any area typically 18" below grade of your structure and any areas that may emit air draft from your structure that are greater than or equal to 1 inche round or 1 inche wide and 1 inche long regardless of its orientation.
How Animal Control Solutions removes rats from your structure.
Rat removal is a process of removing rats from a residential or commercial property by the use of traps, rodenticides, and exclusion materials.
Professional grade single door or snap traps are commonly used. Live single door cage traps are anchored on the building near their holes or on the ground. Snap traps are typically set in the attic. Once the rats are trapped, we rwill repair all of the current and potential entry points so that it will not happen again.
If you are rat infested and need rat control, rat removal, rat pest control, to get rid of rats in attic, or to get rid of a rat infestation in Fairfax, Fairfax City, Bealeton, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Falls Church City, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Lorton, Marshall, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, and Warrenton in Fairfax County and Fauquier County, VA. Animal Control Solutions is here to help you. Please Contact Us to help solve your rat problem.
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PO Box 21208 Roanoke, VA 24018
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