Wilmington Rodent Exterminator

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Welcome! Wilmington Rodent Exterminator is a full-service rodent control company specializing in the permanent removal of mice and rats in Wilmington, DE. Whether you have a problem with mice in your attic, rats in your walls, or rodents scratching in your house, we can solve it! The key to PERMANENT rodent control lies in our inspection and preventative work - we seal the rats and mice out of your house forever, and we trap and remove them. We do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • 100% Permanent Rodent Eradication
  • House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
  • Preventative Rodent Exclusion Repairs
  • Rodent Droppings Cleanup in Attic
  • Outdoor Rodent Population Abatement
  • Poison-free Rat and Mouse Extermination
  • Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
  • Dead Rodent Removal - Walls or Attic

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rodent trapping Wilmington's Best Rodent Removal: Now, when one thinks of rats and other rodents, one usually thinks of an exterminator coming over and ending the 'war.' It might not be as awe-inspiring as most heroes, but each role demands its hero to step up and do it, and that's what we're here for. Our rat-killing company will ensure that with our intervention, those little critters will no longer affect your home or business nor will they be coming back. As with most startups, we were simply a small group, but we had big dreams for the future, despite our small size, and we're proud to see how far we've come. Not only have our abilities given us a position as one of the best in our industry, but our commitment to our clients has made our business very successful to ensure they get the best deal no matter the scope of the job we receive. Our dedicated group will be there to ensure that you get the best quality of what we have to deliver at any time and at any location. With our specialized tools and equally specialized way of dealing with the challenges we face, the rat infestation will be dealt with in no time at all. Our business takes pride in quality, so if our customer is not satisfied then we won't be satisfied either so our work to ensure quality gives you a guarantee that our service will always meet your standards.

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Wilmington pest control

We Delaware's top experts in rodent control. We are not a typical Wilmington rat removal or pest control company. We don't treat rats or mice like insects, because they are not - they are mammals! You can't just use poison to get rid of them, like you can with insects. Unlike most Wilmington pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions. We don't just use poison every month. We solve your rodent problem forever, by following these steps:

  • Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
  • Seal shut all entry areas, no matter how small, with steel
  • Set a dozen or more rat or mouse traps in the house and attic
  • Remove all rodents as they are caught and monitor for activity
  • Once there is no more activity and no more caught, we're done
  • When necessary, we clean rodent droppings, replace insulation, and repair chewed electric wires

Wilmington Rodent Removal Tip:

What Attracts Rats to Your Property?
There's no hidden secret behind a rat infestation. The reason is simple: something attracted the rats. Once drawn to a location, it's hard to stop them from getting inside. And once inside, the rats will begin to breed. Being carriers of disease and filth, that's the last thing anyone wants. For some, it's their literal worst nightmare. 

They might be cunning and quick-witted. Their bodies might be bendable and supple, able to squeeze through the tightest of spaces. But these traits only help rats get what they want. At the basic level, rats are after a few simple things.

Food, reproduction, and safety. 

If they find those, they'll be happy. If not, they'll either leave or die out.

Is there anything to eat or drink?
Rats are trapped in an eternal search for food. If they don't eat, they die. It's that simple. With rapacious appetites and ever-expanding populations, that need pushes them more than for some animals. Resultantly, rats aren't picky eaters. They'll devour anything and everything, from garbage to the few crumbs left in the kitchen. 

That doesn't mean they don't have preferences. If there are whole containers of food or pet food available, it will attract a mass of rats. Being such a large food source, it can sustain them for days or even weeks. Birdfeeders, fruits and nuts, and bugs and pests are familiar food sources found in gardens. 

Therefore, storing food in rat-proof containers, off the ground is vital to prevent rats from thriving. Securing garbage cans is another top tip. Ensure that no rubbish is left lying around and throw away all foodstuffs. 

How do they get in?
At the most basic level, rats will search for warmth, particularly in winter. If there's a hole they can scramble through, then scramble they will. They're also skilled climbers capable of squeezing through holes as small as a quarter of an inch – that's around the size of a US quarter. 

rodent trapping Look for areas around pipes, beneath doors, and in the crawlspaces. But in your search for potential openings, don't stay on the ground. Look for roof vents and holes in the attic. You can secure these holes with wire mesh. Just ensure the aperture isn't big enough for a rat to squeeze through. They'll also try to chew through the wiring, so the stronger it is, the better.

Nesting sites
The two other primary rat desires – reproduction and safety – go hand in hand. Rats will seek out protection, and where there's safety, there are likely other rats. Consider places with lots of clutter or boxes; for instance, garages are common nesting sites. Other potential rat nests include in the dry space between walls, in attics, in basements, leaf piles, or in garden sheds. 

You'll often be able to smell the urine, or you'll notice rat droppings. 

Water access
Dripping pipes and other stable sources of water can be an attractant. You might also consider birdbaths and pet water bowls. Anything that provides a long-term source of water will be viewed as a watering hole by rats. 

Other factors
There are numerous other factors to consider. These include: 

  • Unkempt lawns: Long grass provides adequate cover for rats to move through. It also creates more pests upon which rats can feed. 
  • Time of year: Rats will be more likely to venture inside during the winter. Due to their small size, they shed a lot of heat. To prevent this heat loss, they'll search for warm locations with lots of food and water. Your home is ideal.
  • Materials for nest building: Old newspaper, grass, plastic, and cardboard can all be shredded for a nesting site. Don't keep large piles of such material within reach of rats. 

We service nearby towns such as Newark, Middletown, Bear, Hockessin, Delaware City, Claymont, Elsmere, Odessa, Greenville, Newport, Wilmington Manor, Townsend, Pike Creek, Bellefonte, Glasgow, Ardentow, Edgemoor, Ardencroft, Arden, Brookside, North Star.