Welcome to Rat Control of Des Moines! We are Iowa rodent control specialists. Our specialty is rat and mouse control. Our special 32-point process is the single most effective method in the
country for permanently solving rodent problems inside houses and buildings. We are not a typical pest control Des Moines rodent exterminator company that treats rodents in a similar way to insects, with repeated monthly
or quarterly poison treatments. That's a never-ending process. We solve the problem ONCE, and PERMANENTLY, by thoroughly inspecting every component of your building and completely sealing
shut all access points, to 100% rodent-proof your house. We physically trap and remove all rats or mice, a process that is completely effective once all access has been closed. The problem
is soved forever, usually in a week or less. Click on our Des Moines Prices page to find out more about our prices for rat control work. Or give
us a call any time to schedule an appointment, usually within the next day. We look forward to hearing from you.
Des Moines Rat Removal Tip: How Do I Get Rat Feces Out Of My Attic?
One process that is commonly overlooked during rat eradication is the clean-up process. This is a multi-step process that should be approached with caution. It is important to do the proper research ahead of time if you are not experienced in this area.
Rat droppings are dangerous to humans. They can transmit almost as many diseases as rats themselves. The clean-up process requires the use of protective equipment such as thick gloves and a face mask.
There is really only one way to approach the process correctly to ensure that it is completed safely and effectively.
The Clean Up Process
Cleaning up after rats is definitely a process. The Centers for Disease Control recommends ventilating the area for at least thirty minutes before beginning the process. Cross-ventilation is best if possible as it will allow the most fresh air into the area.
After ventilation, use a shop vac to suck up the fecal matter and contaminated dust. This will help you avoid touching it unnecessarily.
If dead carcasses are found in the area, they must be removed. Pick them up with a paper towel using a gloved hand and place them in a Ziploc bag.
Once this is complete, spray the are with a germicide and disinfectant. Let is soak for a few minutes before wiping it up with paper towels. The CDC recommends sanitizing with a bleach and water solution to ensure complete sanitation.
All paper towels and rodent filled Ziplocs should be placed in a disposable plastic bag and tied closed. It is also a good idea to double bag them. Do not dispose of this bag in the house.
If insulation or other material has been contaminated in any way, it must be removed and replaced. Although it may be costly, it is the best way to ensure a safe clean up and removal of pheromones that call to other rats.
After Clean Up
After the clean up process it is a good idea to continue ventilating until all odors are removed. Dispose of the gloves and face mask, along with other materials used, outside the home. They should be put in a container with a lid that can be secured and tightly shut.
It is also important to find all entry points and seal them off. Don't forget tat rats have sharp teeth and can chew through most items. They are persistent little critters and they will return if given the chance.
It is best to seal entry points with steel or wire mesh as rats can chew through concrete and other materials.