Rodents, termites, and pests – oh my!
When unwanted invaders take up residence in your home, office, or other location, you need fast and effective relief. Folks throughout Valley Center turn to Payne Pest Management. We’re the local favorite for pest removal and prevention services.
We eliminate infestations in all types of structures, including houses, apartments, retail stores, and large locations such as campuses, warehouses, and more. No infestation is too big, and no pest is too small. Our expert team of pest control professionals has over 35 years of experience combating termites, mice, rats, wasps, ants, bed bugs, and other local fauna.
Pest problems aren’t always obvious at first. You’ll need to watch for signs such as droppings and structural damage. The best way to stay protected is with an on-site inspection. Our trained team will develop a custom Valley Center pest control strategy based on the design of your building, type of pest, and other specific needs.
Valley Center Rodent Control
Rodents are shy. By the time you see one with your own eyes, many more have already likely taken up residence. Throughout Valley Center, a huge variety of locations have issues with mice and rats, who scurry inside searching for a tasty meal or warm place to live.
Because you might not see the rodents directly, you’ll need to watch carefully for signs of their presence, which include:
- Droppings – Mouse droppings are about 1/4″ in length with pointed ends. They’re typically black, brown, or gray. Rat droppings look similar, but they’re larger and have rounded ends.
- Damage – Look for scratches and bite marks along baseboards, inside cupboards, and in other out-of-the-way locations.
- Sounds – Rodents make light scratching and scraping noises as they move around inside walls, basements, and attics.
Pets frequently notice rodents even when people can’t. If your dog starts barking at walls or pawing under appliances and furniture, they might be reacting to mice or rats.
What Type of Damage Do Mice and Rats Cause?
A mouse infestation can grow at an astonishingly fast rate. For example, the house mouse – a common pest in Valley Center – can give birth to approximately 40 offspring each year. Even worse, house mice reach sexual maturity after just six weeks and can have litters all year round.
Mice and rats pose a huge range of potential problems. They can cause a lot of damage in a small amount of time, chewing through walls, pipes, wires, and more. Additionally, their presence can spread diseases, including Hantavirus, typhus, salmonella, and rat-bite fever.
How We Can Help
We provide complete Valley Center rat control solutions. Our technicians will perform a thorough on-site inspection to determine the types of rodents on your premises, where they’re nesting, and how they’re entering.
Then, we’ll eliminate them using reliable, effective methods such as traps, bait, or dust. All methods are safe for use around people, pets, and plants. Aside from removing the rodents currently in residence, we’ll implement prevention methods, such as sealing up exterior entry points and clearing away debris.
Valley Center Termite Control
The North County is home to three species of termites:
- Drywood termites
- Dampwood termites
- Subterranean termites
The subterranean type is the most common, responsible for an estimated 80% of all termite-related damage.
Termites are difficult to notice, and serious damage can occur before you see a single bug. Watch your property closely, especially wood framing, for bubbles, warping, and other damage. Also, look for holes or dirt mounds outside, which can indicate subterranean termites.
How We Can Help
A professional termite inspection is an easy, affordable, and effective way to potentially prevent significant property damage. Our Valley City pest control professionals will investigate your location’s interior and exterior and then develop extermination strategies based on your needs.
Our Integrated Pest Management approach uses environmentally responsible methods to eradicate termites and prevent their return. Treatment methods include both chemical and non-chemical processes, including fumigation. With tenting, we use Vikane, a fumigant with no harmful residue.
Check Out the Payne Pest Difference
At Payne Pest Management, we’re a proud family-owned and operated business with over 35 years of experience. Our talented team understands how to remove and prevent all types of pests found in Valley Center, Vista, Bonsall, and the surrounding communities.
We’re the number one choice for Valley Center yellow jacket control, rodent removal, bed bug extermination, termite termination, and much more. If you’d like to learn more about our services, or schedule a free on-site inspection, Contact Us today.
Valley Center pest control is our #1 specialty!