Speedy Animal Control (619)370-2761
Lemon Grove, Ca

Lemon Grove Rodent Rat Control, Rodent Trapper Removal, Rodent Trapping

* Types of Rats * Rodent Pest Control Services * Rat Diseases *

* Rat Clean up and Rat Proofing

Lemon Grove Rodent Rat Control and Removal Done Right!  

 "Our Specialized Lemon Grove Rat Rodent Pest Control Trapping and Removal Service can get rid of Rodents such as Rats, Mice, and Squirrels."

Don't forget to ask about our Rodent Proofing Specials. We offer a 2 year guarantee on all workmanship.

We never use poisons to control rodents, rats, or mice.

Rodent Proofing: (this includes rat, mouse, and squirrel proofing)

We never like to just trap out the rats. This will end up costing you the same amount or more as having us rat proof your home. We always recommend that you use our Rodent Proofing and Repair Team.

How are we different? What we do is go inside your house, crawl in your attic, garage, under the house, on the roof, and close, or seal up (proofing) all the openings so that no more rats, rodents, or mice can enter the house. We also guarantee our workmanship for a period of two years.

Rodent Proofing Cost:

A typical rodent proofing project of a single story 1200 sq ft home will normally run between $500-600 (this all depends on how much proofing is actually needed). This takes one day to seal up and rodent proof and anywhere from two weeks to a month to completely trap out any rodents inside. After that, you should be rat free. This includes a visit every 5-7 days to check on the progress. Pricing subject to change according to fuel prices, mileage, and actual work needed. (For Spanish tile and certain specialty roofing tiles as well as multiple stories and Craftsman Style homes, pricing will be higher) We guarantee our workmanship for a period of two years.


Rat Facts

For some people, the common rat can make good pets. If they are unwanted however, rats can be pests. They pollute food, spread disease, and cause damage by gnawing. Rats are most active at night. If they are seen during the day, there is a good chance there are more around your home. Rats eat all types of food, including human and pet food.

Types of Rats

Roof Rats: Roof rats are the most common type of rat in Lemon Grove, Ca. They like to climb, rather then burrow, and they live above ground. They are gray or brown in color.

Norway Rats: Norway rats are not commonly found in homes in Lemon Grove. They prefer to burrow outside and are bigger than roof rats. They come in a wide range of colors.

Wood Rats: Wood rats build nests out of sticks and debris. They are not found in homes, but some do nest in outbuildings. They are gray or brown in color.

Rat Diseases:
Rats carry and spread diseases that can harm humans and other animals

Plague: People can be infected with plague from fleas that feed on infected rats, or from being bitten by an infected rat.

Food poisoning: Eating food that has been polluted with rat urine or droppings can cause food poisoning.
Rat-bite fever: A bite from an infected rat can cause rat-bite fever.

Parasites: Some rats can carry tapeworms.

Signs of Rat Activity:
The most common signs of a rat infestation in your home are

  • Stripped bark from plants and trees
  • Piles of cut snail shells hidden under plants or piles of wood
  • Sounds in the attic, floor, and walls
  • Rat droppings in garages, storage buildings or other sheltered areas
  • Rub marks caused by greasy rat fur
    Damaged food containers
  • Damaged food
  • Signs of gnawing

We never use poisons to control rodents, rats, or mice.

Speedy Animal Control's Pest Control Trapping Team works hard to bring peace of mind to both our customers and wildlife. We strive to quickly capture, exterminate, and sometimes relocate the offending Rodents in the Lemon Grove , Ca area and all nearby cities and counties.

Our Lemon Grove Rodent Trapping, Control, and Removal Program is TOP NOTCH!

We Recommend having our technicians do all the repairs at the beginning of the job to insure quick capture and many years of being rodent free.  Doing the job right is not cheap. However, the results speak for themselves. All Repairs are guaranteed for a period one year. We also offer attic cleanup and sanitizing.

What exactly is a rat?

Rats make up the largest single group of mammals on earth, an estimated one-third of the earth's total mammal population.  Several kinds of rats and mice are found around the United States. They are referred to as "commensal rodents" because of their need to live with humans.  Rats belong to the order of Rodentia.

There are three types of rats which are common invaders of residences. The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and the House Mouse. The Norway rat is a largest of the three rodents. Its eyes and ears are small, and the tail is shorter than the combined head and body length. The roof rat is slender and agile, and the tail is longer than the head and body length. This rat may be mistaken for a mouse, especially the adolescent rats which have not reached maturity. The House Mouse is tiniest of the three. The Norway rat is the more common species at present on the California homes, ceilings, and attics.

Roof rats and Norway rats are quick to take advantage of human habitation. They establish nests in Italian cypress, Algerian ivy, bougainvillea, oleander, palm trees, yucca, any heavy, dense shrubbery, wood and lumber piles, storage boxes, tool sheds, and houses. The roof rat prefers to feed on such things as oranges, avocadoes, other ripe fruit, walnuts, pet food, snails, grass and bird seed. The signs of rat activity are: (1) Partially eaten fruit. They tend to gnaw a hole into the fruit three-quarters ( + ) of an inch wide and three-quarters to an inch deep, rather than feeding in general over the surface of the fruit. (2) Snail shells on top of fences and high in bushes is another sign. (3) Signs of gnawing on plastic, wood or rubber material. (4) Fecal pellets (rat droppings) scattered randomly in the areas of rat activity. These pellets are dark to black, usually spindle-shaped and about half an inch long. And finally (5) visual sightings of rats running between bushes, along fences, in trees, and on utility cables.

Can rats get into my attic?

Yes, they are more than nimble and this is where the pest is most often found.

What types of damage do rats cause in an attic?

The main problem rats present, other than the noise they create and diseases they carry is the possibility that they will chew electrical wires creating the potential for a structure fire.

Other damage includes: Water damage from chewing pipes, torn up insulation from making bedding, leaky roofs from them chewing access holes in shingles or siding, etc

Should I use poison for rat pest control?

Rat Control issues are very common and will get out of hand very quickly is not taken care of.  PLEASE DO NOT USE POISONS, THE ANIMALS WILL DIE IN YOUR WALLS and this is costly, not to mention the horrific odor that accompanies it. If you are a home owner, we recommend you DO NOT use poison baits for rat pest control due to the risk of rats dying inside your home, causing an odor problem.  Second hand Poisoning (meaning your pet, another animals, or even your child could get a hold of this and ingest it) this is just another reason you should not poisons of any sort. 

I am hearing noises. How can I tell if it is, in fact, rats?

Rats are nocturnal. Meaning nighttime dwellers. This is when they are most active. So if you are hearing chewing, gnawing, scratching, or shuffling in the attic or walls, at night, chances are you may have a rat problem. Noises at night may also indicate squirrels, raccoons, or another intruder.  These rodents need much larger holes to enter your home and much less common to be the pest. Our Pest Control Operator will assist you in finding the best course of action to take.

How many rats can possibly be living in my home?

Rats are considered "colonizing rodents" and the number of rats present in your home usually depends on how long the you've had the problem. If left untreated you could easily have rats in the double digits. 

Repairs and or Preventative Maintenance may be needed to keep those pesky Rats and mice out, and are not typically included in this particular service. Your Pest Control Specialist will advise accordingly.

If you need another type of animal caught we can do that too. Check out our list of wildlife animal trapping services that include things like animal control and removal to animal exclusions, repairs and odor removal.

Our Lemon Grove Rodent Pest Control Trapping Service of Rats and Mice  includes:

  • Inspection and Rodent Trapper Assessment
  • Setting the appropriate Rodent Trap (s)
  • Catching our Target Animals
  • Removal of the nuisance wildlife Trapped Rodents
  • Get rid of rats, rodents, mice...

Repairs and or Preventative Maintenance may be needed to keep those pesky Rats out, and are not typically included in this particular service. Your Rodent Pest Control Trapping and Removal Specialist will advise accordingly.

Call Now and in most cases we can have an Damage Control Operator out to you the same day! Feel safe again in no time.  

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