Stop the Scary Noises!
No, your house isn't haunted, but as the cool weather approaches,
furry pests in our area will be looking for a cozy place to call
home and your house could be the perfect nesting spot.
Arrow offers full-service wildlife control solutions for removal
and exclusion of wildlife including squirrels, rats, raccoons,
opossums, snakes, birds, bats & more. We will get them out and
keep them out using the most environmentally friendly methods
available. Read more about Arrow's wildlife control solutions
How Rodents Can Affect Your Health
Rodents (such as mice, rats, squirrels and chipmunks) can enter a
home through almost any opening or crack. It is important to
inspect for rodent droppings, especially in undisturbed areas such
as pantries, under baseboards, in attics and along walls. Rodent
droppings most often cause allergic reactions in human beings but
can also cause disease, including the potentially deadly
Hantavirus. More frequently though rodents serve as vectors,
carrying bacteria (such as salmonella) on their bodies which can
contaminate food sources, kitchen surfaces and equipment. Arrow's
trained rat & rodent control professionals can offer the
expertise and knowledge of rodent extermination to best protect
your health and rid your home of a rodent infestation.
Below is additional information regarding some of the most common
rodent infestations as well as prevention tips for homeowners to
ward off these critters:
Mice & Rat Control
Mice and rats pose many threats to you, your family and your home.
Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. They
can also bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into your home. Rats
are known for the damage they cause by chewing on and through
materials (i.e. wiring which can cause fires), urinating on food
and eating stored foods. They also spread numerous diseases and
secured their place in history by spreading the highly dangerous
Mice and rats can enter structures through very minute openings
(mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel and rats
through spaces the size of a quarter). Rats are excellent climbers
and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become
scarce. They can also be found under, in and around structures,
such as in fields or wood piles.
Squirrels usually enter homes in the late fall as the evening
temperatures drop to look for warmth to nest for the winter. Their
playful nature and early rising are what gives them away as
homeowners either hear them scurrying around in the attic or coming
and going at dawn.
Squirrels can do considerable damage to exterior trim and siding of
a home as they widen a current hole or make a new hole in which to
enter. Once in the home they can and will gnaw on electrical wiring
possibly causing a short or a fire. Squirrels can also be carriers
of fleas and other unwanted organisms that will infest the
structure after they gain entry.
Raccoons are basically nocturnal but will look for food during the
day. They will engage in social behavior with other raccoons but
they are usually thought of as being solitary. Raccoons will nest
in attics or crawl spaces of structures.
Raccoons can carry rabies and roundworm. The roundworm can be
contracted by someone not wearing breathing protection while
cleaning the bathroom area of raccoons. Fleas and other parasites
may be associated with raccoons nesting in the attic or crawlspace.
They cause damage to structures when creating an entry into the
attic or crawl space.
Chipmunks nest in burrows that can be as long as 30 feet and there
are no mounds because they carry the dirt away in their mouth. They
will have one nesting chamber and several food storage chambers and
several escape tunnels. Chipmunks are usually active during the
early morning and late afternoon.
Their extensive burrowing can cause collapsed walls or slabs. They
can also damage flower and vegetable gardens. When they tunnel next
to a foundation and the tunnels flood due to heavy rains, the
homeowner can experience water in the basement or other sub
structure. Chipmunks can also get into buildings but it is
Pest Proofing Prevention Tips:
There are a number of pest-proofing measures that homeowners can
take to protect their home and families from the threats posed by
rodents. Arrow's rodent control specialists recommend the
Mice, Rat, Squirrel & Rodent Control Prevention
Store boxes and containers off the floor and organize items often
to prevent rodents from residing in undisturbed areas.
Seal cracks and holes, including areas where utilities and pipes
enter the home.
Store food in thick metal or plastic containers with tight
Clean up spilled food right away immediately and wash dishes and
cooking utensils soon after use.
Keep outside cooking areas and grills clean.
Do not leave pet food or water bowls out overnight.
Keep bird feeders away from the house and use squirrel guards to
limit access to the feeder by squirrels and other rodents.
Use a thick plastic or metal garbage can with a tight lid and keep
sealed at all times.
Keep grains and animal feed in thick plastic or metal containers
with tight lids. In the evening, return uneaten animal feed to
containers with lids.
If you find rodent feces, hear sounds of scurrying in the walls or
observe other signs of a rodent infestation, contact one of Arrow's
licensed rodent control specialists to inspect and treat the pest
Arrow Exterminators - rodent extermination you can trust
Arrow's rodent control professionals are specially equipped to
handle most urban and suburban wildlife management situations. As
part of the STEPS Total Protection System, our rodent control
services include mice control, rat extermination, squirrel control
as well as protecting your home against other critters such as
raccoons, opossums, snakes, bats, skunks, moles, chipmunks and
more. And our rodent exterminators don't stop at getting them out.
Our licensed and experienced rodent and rat control specialists
will pinpoint how the unwanted guests are finding their way in and
provide a detailed rodent extermination plan to keep them out
permanently. Arrow also offers total removal, disinfection and
reinstallation of damaged insulation.
here to see how Arrow's STEPS Total Protection System can help
protect your family and home from these unwanted intruders.
Your total satisfaction is guaranteed.
With the STEPS Total Protection System, all of our services are
100% guaranteed. We've built our reputation on standing by our
customers with the best guarantee in the business.
Learn about Arrow Exterminators' wildlife and rodent control
treatments available in your state:
Arrow Exterminators also offers wildlife control services in other
Florida locations through our subsidiary company, Hughes
Exterminators. These services and locations include, but are not