Omega Animal Removal’s 4-Step Rodent Control Process | Dallas, Houston & Austin
Overview Of Omega Animal Removal’s 4-Step Rodent Control Process
When you setup a consolation with one of our Dallas, Houston or Austin Rodent Control Specialists, they will arrive in uniform and in a decal labeled work truck. After gaining a further understanding of what types of issues are concerning you, they will then go into your attic or crawlspace to identify evidence regarding the size, severity and level of contamination produced by your rat infestation. After discussing their findings with you, they will inspect the exterior of your home or business to identify every possible entry point that the rats are gaining, or could gain access through. Once they have gathered all of the information they need they will go over our 4-step process and a comprehensive plan that is tailor-made to fit your home’s and your family’s needs.
Omega Animal Removal’s 4-step process for resolving rat infections is a complex and detail oriented procedure. Our entire process typically takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks and is designed to eradicate the current rat infestation, ensure no other rats can find their way back into the infested area, decontaminate all areas affected by the rat infestation and control the population of rats living near the infested structure. Once we have completed our entire process we guarantee that you will not experience another rat infestation for as long as you own your home. It is the industry’s only no-gimmick Lifetime Warranty. If at any point you suspect that rat infestation is back, let us know and we will come back and take care of the issue again, free of charge.
Step 1 – Trapping and Removal of Rats
To start the resolution of your rat infestation, our Dallas, Houston or Austin Rodent Control Specialists will begin the trapping and removal of rats from your attic, walls, crawlspace and/or subfloor. Our rat trapping and removal process is designed to eradicate the current population of rats that have caused the infestation. We use live rat cages, instant kill snapping rat traps and rodent excluder valves to remove the rats from your Dallas, Houston or Austin attic. A lot of our clients explain that they, or their pest control company, have tried using rat traps and have had no success in catching them. This is a common problem because rats are food source dependent and will typically stick with a consistent food source, even when presented with different, or more tasty options. The only way to combat that, and what makes our trapping and removal so incredibly effective, is to close all possible entry points on the home while we trap and remove the rats from the home. This breaks them away from their food source and drives them directly to the traps that we have set or drives them to the excluder valves that we place on their main entry point allowing them to leave the attic through the valve, but not get back in through it.
Step 2 – Closing All Possible Entry Points (Full Home Exclusion)
The second part of our 4-step rodent control process is closing all possible entry points on your home, both on the roofline and at the ground level. This is the most critical part of our process and no detail can be overlooked. Our Dallas, Houston or Austin Rodent Control Specialists will identify and close all of the entry points that the rats are actively using, as well as all other areas on your home that are possible or future entry points as well. This allows us to completely protect your home and prevents rats from ever finding a way back into your attic, crawlspace, walls and/or subfloors. Our Rodent Control Specialists only use galvanized steel products and weatherproof sealants during our full home exclusion process. They will never use spray foam or other inferior, softer metal based products. Quality is everything when it comes to permanently keeping rats out of your attic. Our Rodent Control Specialists will also paint all of the visible exclusion work to exactly match the exterior color of your home. This ensures that the exclusion work that we do is virtually unnoticeable. We pride ourselves in the quality of our exclusion work and want to make sure that it looks incredible, while still keeping rats out of your Dallas, Houston or Austin area homes.
Step 3 – Attic Decontamination and Attic Restoration
When dealing with the aftermath of having rats in your Dallas, Houston or Austin attic, properly decontaminating your attic is an absolute priority. Rats urinate and defecate as they walk to create “scent trails” notifying other rats where to follow. So, in no time at all, your attic insulation rapidly becomes saturated with the rat urine and feces. This excrement builds up very quickly and can become dense and overwhelming in a very short period of time. The real issue with the rat urine and feces soaking into your attic insulation is that, when rats have been nesting in your attic, they often times run across your a/c duct work and will even chew holes directly into the ductwork. If the rats cause even the slightest damage or tears to your a/c ductwork, then you and your family can be exposed to potentially dangerous fungal spores that are released as the rat urine and feces begins to breakdown.
In addition to the rare, but possible, health concerns that come with having rat urine and feces in your attic; it is essential to eliminate the pheromones that the rats leave behind in their excrement. These pheromones are what attracts other rats to the area and is the main tool used to help colonies grow. If the rat excrement is not professionally removed, then other rats that are near your home and pick up on these pheromones and scent trails. When they lock onto these scent trails and pheromones in your attic, they will believe that your attic is a suitable nesting site and will begin to attempt finding their way into your attic. Since our Rodent Control Specialist will have closed all possible entry points on your home, these rats will normally not be able to find their way into your attic. However, the rats will begin to chew on the exterior of your home in an attempt to gain access and in rare circumstances we have even seen them chew through shingles, roof decking, tar paper and then gain access straight into your attic.
Omega Animal Removal uses two different types of attic decontamination procedures in Dallas, Houston and Austin. One of them is a complete attic decontamination and fogging treatment which includes applying a 5-series anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-bacterial cleansing agent specifically designed to deodorize your attic insulation, as well as eliminate all pheromones and hazardous spores contained in the rat urine and feces. This fogging treatment is also designed to kill any fleas, mites, roaches and larva that are commonly brought into your attic by the rats.
The other is a full attic restoration and involves removing all rat urine, feces and nesting sites as well as all of your existing attic insulation. Once all of the contaminates and attic insulation are out of your attic, we will inspect your duct work and electrical wiring for any damages that may have resulted from the rat infestation. One of our Dallas, Houston or Austin Attic Restoration Specialists will repair any of the damage to your a/c duct work and will refer you to a trusted local electrician if there are any wiring concerns.
After addressing any possible wiring concerns we will then apply our same 5-series fogging treatment to your bare attic space to ensure every single crack, crevice and square inch of your attic is properly decontaminated. Then our team members from our sister company, Omega Insulation Services, will install brand new blown-in fiberglass insulation into your attic. We only use the highest quality fiberglass insulation on the market (Jetstream Ultra) and install the insulation to a R-38 value. This ensures that, not only is your attic properly decontaminated, but your home will also be more energy efficient and will save you money in the long run!
Step 4 – Population Control
As the final step in our rodent control process, we want to make sure that no other rats even consider touching your Dallas, Houston or Austin home. You see, after our Rodent Control Specialist has completed steps one, two and three, we know that there is no chance rats will find their way back into your attic or crawlspace. Rats will however always exist outside and they can cause damage to the exterior of your home, your landscaping, your gardens, your pool and even the wiring systems in your car. That is where population control comes into play.
Our Rodent Control Specialist will develop a long term population control strategy that involves place rodent bait stations around the perimeter of your home. These are the black boxes that you commonly see around almost every residential and commercial building around. The rodent bait stations are filled with a non-transferable rodenticide that will eliminate rats when they ingest it and is the only way to keep rats out of your yard and away from the exterior of your home.
Bait stations should never be used near a home unless one of our Rodent Control Specialists have closed all of the entry points around your home. If bait boxes are used before our first three process have been completed, you will end up with dead rats in your attic, walls, crawlspace, yard and everywhere that a rat can fit into.