Ridding Andover Of Rats With F&W Pest Control Solutions
The town of Andover Massachusetts is a bustling community with historic architecture, award-winning schools, and plenty of outdoor activities on offer. Unfortunately, this community is not immune to the growing problem of rat infestations. F&W Pest Control has been helping Andover homeowners keep their properties rat-free for many years by combining integrated pest management (IPM) techniques and experienced professionals.
What are Rats and why they need to be Controlled
Rats are rodents that have adapted to living close to humans. They range in size, with the average rat roughly weighing about 12 ounces. They are easily identifiable by their large incisors, rounded ears and long thin tail. While rats can make for an interesting pet, they can also become a nuisance that impacts public health. Rats tend to gather near garbage, water sources and food, which can cause them to spread diseases such as leptospirosis and salmonellosis.
Rats are well known for their destructive nature. As they search for food and shelter, rats may cause significant damage to structures by digging holes and chewing on wires and other materials. In addition, rats require a constant food supply and if they can’t find it, they will feed on stored food, pets’ food, and even clothes and other fabrics.
Integrated Pest Management: The ABCs of Rat Control
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a comprehensive approach to pest control that focuses on preventative measures. IPM includes controlling pest populations, preventing access to buildings and other areas, monitoring for infestations, and controlling populations when necessary. This approach looks for ways to reduce pest populations before choosing a particular treatment method, and encourages broad solutions designed to reduce the overall pest population and to prevent future outbreaks.
At F&W Pest Control, we utilize an integrated pest management approach that is tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Our integrated pest management program usually begins with a thorough assessment. We’ll assess the extent of the infestation, the areas that require treatment, and the types of rat species present. Based on our assessment, we can develop a customized plan for controlling rat populations at your property.
This plan includes preventive measures such as sealing off access to buildings, minimizing food sources, and eliminating attractive nesting spots. We also use behavioral control methods, such as trapping and baiting, to reduce rat populations. Once we’ve identified the areas of infestation, we can also recommend exclusion, which focuses on installing barriers that stop rodents from entering the property.
A Professional Exterminator: Benefits of Hiring F&W
No matter how diligent you are in preventing rat infestations, there may come a time when you need the help of a professional exterminator. At F&W Pest Control, we specialize in providing complete rodent control solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.
Our experienced exterminators are experts in controlling all types of rodent populations, including rats, mice, and Norway rats. We understand the biology and behavior of rodents, and have years of experience in determining where, when, and how to treat infestations. We also stay up to date on the latest in rodent trapping, baiting, and exclusion methods.
We know that each property is unique, and our IPM approach will help you create an effective and customized plan that focuses on reducing rodent populations while minimizing the use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are committed to providing safe and effective pest control solutions for all our clients, and our professionals are more than happy to answer any questions about our services or to provide tips for preventing future infestations.
Rats can be a real nuisance in Andover, and homeowners need to take the necessary steps to keep them off their property. Integrated pest management is a proven method of controlling rats, and the experts at F&W Pest Control have the experience and knowledge to provide a comprehensive solution. F&W’s integrated pest management approach (IPM) provides the professional quality you need with the environmentally responsible quality of a DIY approach. Trust the expert exterminators at F&W to get rid of your rodents this season. Get a free quote to start debugging your space today.