Welcome to Rat Control of Fairfax County! We are Virginia 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 Fairfax County 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 Fairfax County 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.
Fairfax County Rat Removal Tip: Will a pest control company remove a rat?
Pest control companies often sell themselves as the ultimate solution to all the pests and unwanted animals, that include rodents, that may find the way into your house. While this may not be entirely false, these companies know exactly what they are doing most of the time and they will surely get the pests out of your home just as they say they do.
When it comes to the critters however, most of these pest control companies find themselves in way above their heads. This is because their preferred solutions for dealing with home intruders often rely heavily on chemicals. For this reason, they will probably try to poison the rats in your home and this spells disaster for a number of reasons.
The first of these reasons is that the rats, after the taking the poison, will probably run right back into their hiding places and die there. This is an even more precarious position to be in because a dead rat will start to rot and give off a very nasty stench, a stench that may make staying in your home unbearable. Finding a dead rat is much more difficult than finding one that is alive. You may know the general area in which the rat may be holed up but pinpointing to the exact hole may take you a good while.
A dead rat will also pose more of a health hazard than one that is still alive. This is because as the rat's carcass rots, it becomes breeding ground for infectious diseases that can sometimes be fatal inhuman beings if not properly checked and treated. When dealing with a dead rat, protective clothes may be needed and precautions should also be taken. This will generally create more problems than you started with in the beginning.
In addition, the rats may go into inaccessible places that may need to be torn down before the carcasses are removed. This will mean that your house may have to undergo some structural alterations in order to remove the rats, a situation that may have easily been avoided. While catching and moving a dead rat may seem easy as it would not offer much resistance, this is not always true considering the fact that rat poisons are not instant and the rats will not drop dead as soon as they ingest it.
With this information in mind, you should know that calling in a pest control company to come and take care of your rat problem may not be the best solution to choose. Unless the pest control company has other measures that they can put in place in order to capture the rats and remove them from your property then you are much safer engaging the services of actual animal and critter control services. This is because the latter will know exactly what to do and why not to quickly resort to the use of chemicals such as poisons to get rid of the rat menace.