Best Rodent Control Company in DC, Maryland and Virginia
If you’ve discovered mice or rats in your home, take heart, you’re not alone. During fall and winter months we receive thousands of requests to treat for rodents inside homes and businesses. At American Pest our certified rodent control professionals will put an end to your frustration by getting rid of rats and mice inside the home. Our holistic strategy to safe, proactive treatments will effectively stop mice and rats in their tracks and keep them out of your home, one and all.
Our Approach To Rodent Control In Homes
We approach rodent control with a team of pest control experts who are extensively trained on all things rodents, including biology and habits. We follow a five-step system to get rid of mice and rats and keep them out.
STEP #1 INSPECTION During our initial visit we’ll send one of our licensed pest control professionals to your home. He or she will provide a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior, paying special attention to where mice or rats can access the home.
STEP #2 SEAL OFF ENTRY POINTS Next, we’ll seal off any rodent entry points that we locate during our initial inspection, utilizing a combination of materials from caulk, to copper wire mesh, to expanding foam. Rest assured, we’ll tell you if we discover a gaping hole or construction-related issue that we can’t seal.
STEP #3 INSTALLATION OF A RODENT BAIT STATION Once entry points are sealed from the exterior, it is a necessary part of any successful rodent treatment plan to maintain mice and rat populations from the exterior, utilizing a specialized and tamper-resistant bait station. And not to worry, safety of people and pets is our number one priority!
STEP #4 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR RODENT TREATMENT During this key stage of treatment, our licensed pest control professionals will use a combination of products proven effective to treat mice and rats where they are active inside your home. Speak to our representatives to discuss the options that will work best for you.
STEP #5 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION & TREATMENT We understand that multiple treatments are a necessary factor in complete eradication of mice or rats from inside your home – which is why we’ve built them into our service plans.
What You Can Do Right Now To Get Rid of Mice
Mice and rats remain elusive and mysterious to many property owners. If you’re wondering what it is that you can do right now to get rid of mice, follow these simple tips to get started.
Always make sure garbage can lids are tightly secure and refrain from placing recycled containers in the garage or on porches
Inspect the molding around doors to make sure that they seal tightly, paying special attention to the areas near the ground and other access points around the home
Inspect crawl space and soffit screens for rips or tears and reinforce with 1/4th inch galvanized hardware cloth
Store grass seed, bird seed, and pet food in metal containers with lids that fit tightly
Keep garage and bay doors closed when not in use
Maintain natural and holiday décor such as wreaths and dried arrangements in tightly-sealed containers when not in use
American Pest Rodent Treatment Guarantee
We call it our Pest Free Pledge. If rodents return after a treatment is performed, we will send one of our pest control professionals back out to take care of the problem at no additional cost! See your service plan agreement for more details on our Pest Free Pledge and service warranties.
Preferred Care Pest Control
Our Preferred Care Plan is an affordable pest control solution for eliminating common insects that enter the home from the outside. You will receive an initial interior and exterior inspection and treatment for your target pest problems, along with those we uncover during our inspection. Exterior treatments continue once every quarter to control ants, mice and rats, spiders and 30+ home invading pests. Guaranteed service quality backed by our Pest Free Pledge.