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There are two rat species that are of particular concern as pests: Norway rats and roof rats. They are both considered commensal rodents, which means they share the table with humans and are the only ones benefiting from the relationship.
Norway rats are usually 7 to 9 inches in length and have course shaggy brown hair. They have blunt noses and a 6 to 8 inch long tail. Droppings have blunt ends, are capsule shaped and measure 3/4 inch in length. Some of the tell-tale signs these rodents are present include: gnaw marks, droppings, tracks, burrows and rub or grease marks along walls.
Roof rats measure 6 to 8 inches in length and have smooth brown fur. They have pointed noses and a 7 to10 inch tail. Droppings are 1/2 inch with pointed ends. Unlike Norway rats their burrowing counterparts, roof rats prefer to nest in the upper parts of structures. The tell-tale signs they are present are the same as above.
Rats are known to carry diseases and they also damage and destroy food and property.
Rats may be difficult to control and that's why our service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following:
Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted pests and keep them away.
Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, rats are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating on their own. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you quickly and in most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service with our rat control program to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial rat control and extermination services for Topeka, KS, Kansas City, KS, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO, Phoenix, AZ and Norman, OK.
"We received excellent service the other day. We want you to know that we always receive excellent service each and every time the company makes a visit. We seldom see a bug and our termite and mice problem is completely gone. Thank you."
Greg and Vikki S.
Kansas City, MO