3 Steps to Pest Prevention: Eliminate, Sanitize, Seal

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When you call us with a rat problem, the first thing our licensed pest control technicians do is inspect the area to determine how big the problem is and identify the travel routes, nesting and feeding areas the rats are using, and, most importantly, how they are getting in. This will help us determine the quickest, most effective way to remove the rats, how much damage has occurred, and what remediation will be needed to restore your home or business to a healthful, pest-free condition.

Once we’ve eliminated the rats, we’ll get to work cleaning and sanitizing the area. If damage is minimal, we can simply vacuum up rat droppings, hair and nesting material, using a HEPA filter vacuum to prevent air contamination, and clean the area. If the damage and waste contamination is extensive, we also decontaminate the area. The decontamination process not only significantly reduces or eliminates odors caused by dead animals and rodent feces and urine, but also eliminates the health risks associated with the various diseases transmitted by rodent droppings.

Once the area is clean, our trained pest control professionals will perform an inspection to identify any damage to wiring or wood structures created by rodent gnawing and seal up any openings in your ceiling, walls or roof where rodents can enter. The blown or fiberglass insulation used in many Sacramento-area homes is prime nesting material for rats and other rodents. Often we find rat damage has destroyed or rendered ineffective much of the insulation material in the area.

This is where our new attic insulation service, which we are able to offer for the first time this year, comes in. We can replace your old damaged, contaminated or ineffective home insulation with TAP® (Thermal Acoustical Pest Control) Insulation, an energy efficient, environmentally friendly insulation product that will both save you money on heating and cooling and repel pests. Buildings insulated with cellulose-based products such as TAP Pest Control Insulation, which bears the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® rating, have been shown in tests to use 20% to 40% less energy than buildings with fiberglass insulation.

But the secret weapon that really sets TAP apart from its competitors is that it is infused with pest-repelling boric acid, a naturally occurring, environmentally friendly substance that is deadly to insects but is not harmful to people or pets. Insects cannot build up a tolerance to TAP as they do to some organic pest control treatments. Its effect is permanent, and the insulation never needs to be retreated. TAP also is noise-reducing and fire-retardant.

Our Pinnacle Pest Control technicians are already fully trained on the use of our new BioShield sanitation and TAP Pest Control Insulation services, and all of us are so glad we can now not only get harmful rats and other rodents out of your home or business, but also restore your property to a clean, healthful and energy-conserving condition. We can’t wait to get to work!

To learn more about our Attic Decontamination service visit: https://pinnaclepest.com/attic-decontamination/

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