Rat Removal Service, Myrtle Beach

If you notice scratching in the crawlspace in Myrtle Beach, it could indicate a rat infestation. These rodents love entering through rooftops (which is why they’re often referred to as roof rats in Myrtle Beach) and often find themselves living inside structures due to the lack of predators such as wolves or snakes living nearby.

Risk of Rats in Your Home or Business

Rats and humans have lived side-by-side for years and the need for rat removal in Myrtle Beach (among other areas) is not going away anytime soon. Luckily, our Rat Exterminators in Myrtle Beach with Metro Wildlife & Pest are able to remove these pests from your property without delay!

 Animals in the attic crawlspace or walls, especially rats, do pose some significant health risks.   Their parasites carried the bubonic plague, and they are also transmitters of rabies and hantavirus.   If you think you my have rats in your home or business, please book a free inspection online or contact us.  

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But first, it’s essential to know why rodents are attracted to your property.

Believe it or not, it boils down to two things: food and shelter. 

  • Food 

Rats and mice are non-picky eaters. In the wild, rodents eat fruits, plants, and seeds. But when they adapt to human settlements, rats and mice will also feed on garbage, meat, pet food, and any human food they come across. Hence, if there’s easy access to food on your property, you shouldn’t be surprised when you see these tiny monsters around. 

  • Shelter

For thousands of years, rodents have learned that they can get better living conditions residing near human settlements. The warmth, safety, and proximity to food provided by inhabited buildings make them a hotspot for rodents, from the attic to under the house to the chimney. That’s why rats and mice will promptly take advantage of tiny cracks in buildings to find the perfect spot indoors to build their nest. 

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Pat Smith
Excellent service.
Eugene Evanss
Eugene Evanss
Unknown to us, some pigeons had made our attic their home for years. The waste they had accumulated was downright disgusting - and, as I would soon discover, a severe health risk. Anyways, we only noticed the problem when I went to the attic to trace a leaky pipe. I was shocked by the amount of bird waste I saw. I promptly called this company, and they sent technicians to perform a full attic restoration. After they were done, you could not tell that I was dealing with a severe bird problem just the previous day. I was pleased with their service, and the price was worth it!
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Sylvia Dorsey
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Mike Prystowsky
Excellent service. Communicated well and eliminated the mole problem in my yard which was most important to me. The people were very informative and nice to talk with. They were prompt and came when scheduled. The service was expensive which is my only negative but all other aspects of my experience were positive.

Wildlife Removal Services We Offer

Metro Wildlife and Pest is a full-service wildlife control, removal and remediation company. If your home or property has been taken over by unwanted pests, we will use the most humane animal removal methods possible and provided home exclusion to ensure they don’t come back.

Bat Removal

Bats may be beneficial for the ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean they need to live in your attic! We can provide home exclusion to remove and relocate bats with ease.

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Rat Removal

Rats love to be around humans, where the food is plentiful. If you have rats in your home, it’s important to have wildlife control services as soon as possible.

Raccons Removal

Raccoons are scavengers that like to make their nests in attics, sheds, and other human dwellings. Conventional animal trappers may unnecessarily harm them

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels may be cute, but they can create quite a mess. If you have squirrels nesting in your attic, our wildlife removal service can take care of them quickly.

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Rodent Control Methods

To deal with a rodent infestation problem accurately, you need a robust understanding of rat and mice behavior. Over the years, we at Metro Wildlife and Pest Control have honed our knowledge of these nuisance species. Here are some of our best tips for rodent control. 

  • Eliminate attractants

The first step toward successful rodent control is eliminating what attracts them to your property. 

This means cutting off access to easy food. How? 

  1. Secure your garbage cans properly.
  2. Take pet food indoors, especially at night
  3. Sweep away seeds from under your birdfeeder.
  4. Protect fruits and plants in your garden

Secondly, you must find and seal off potential entry holes. That way, you make sure there’s absolutely no way for them to get in. Note that a mouse can fit through a hole as small as 6 mm while a rat can fit through a 20 mm hole. You have to thoroughly inspect your property to locate tiny holes before sealing them with caulk or non-chewable steel. Other potential entry holes to look out for are overlapping tile roofs, spaces between vent pipes, and broken sewer systems, among many others. 

  • Trapping

Trapping provides a cheap way to handle a rodent infestation problem. However, setting effective traps is a skill set. Working with professionals like Metro Wildlife and Pest Control is a great idea. Suggested baits include peanut butter, whole nuts, berries, bacon, or dry fruits. The different types of traps include:

  • Snap traps

These are the oldest types of rodent traps. They work by delivering a powerful compressive punch once the rodent picks up the bait. They often kill the animal quickly, making them a humane option.

  • Electric traps

These are new traps that deliver a lethal electric shock when a rat or mouse gets into them. It is also humane. 

  • Glue Boards

Glue Boards are boards with hard adhesive on them. Once the rat steps on the board, they become stuck. After that, the rat or mouse can be killed by hitting the head. Because captured rats or mice can be left struggling for days, this method is generally considered inhumane. 

  • Rodenticides

Rodenticides are poisons used to kill rats and mice. However, they are not recommended because they risk harming unintended animals, kids, and pets. Moreover, poisons are inhumane to kill a rat because they cause unnecessary suffering. 

  • Decontamination and Repairs

After dealing with a rodent problem, the next stage is a thorough clean-up. This involves clearing away their droppings, nesting materials, and more. Wearing gloves is vital to prevent the spread of diseases. After that, the entire space must be decontaminated. 

Finally, all necessary repairs must be performed. This may include replacing soiled insulation, fixing woods and wires, and more. 

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Are you in need of quality rodent control in SC, NC, Savannah, GA, or Jacksonville, FL? Contact us now at Metro Wildlife and Pest Control to put a permanent end to your rodent infestation problems!

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