Lexington Rodent Exterminator

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Welcome! Lexington Rodent Exterminator is a full-service rodent control company specializing in the permanent removal of mice and rats in Lexington, KY. 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

CALL US ANY TIME AT 859-605-9938

rodent trapping Lexington's Best Rodent Removal: You might have the basic knowledge on how to remove them from your home by yourself, but making sure they never come back is one task you will find very. Moreover, what's the point of removing rats from your home and they finding their way back in sooner or later. We are sure that you will agree with us that it is a no-brainer. That's exactly why you need our expertise in rendering rat removal services. We are a family-owned business with the best-proven process on how to remove rats safely from your home or property and prevent them from coming back. Our rat removal solutions are trusted with a track record of providing humane ways of removing rats from your property. Our commitment to making sure each of our customers gets satisfied is topnotch. It's a legacy we have built for the past 30 years and we are not willing to give it all up for no reason. As a result of this, our team of professionals doesn't leave until the job is done and every trace of the rats is gone. With just a trial with us, you will get to know that our rat removal company doesn't sell out things you don't need. We are very fair and honest with our estimates. Based on this fact, you can be sure that you will only be paying for the services we offer to you without any hidden charges. Having shared all these, don't bother wasting your time trying to exterminate the rats in your home or property by yourself. Call us today to fill a request form. With that, we will be able to fix an appointment with you and get started immediately.

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Lexington pest control

We Kentucky's top experts in rodent control. We are not a typical Lexington 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 Lexington 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

Lexington Rodent Removal Tip:

What can I do about a trap-shy rat?
Catching trap-shy rats can prove to be very difficult and frustrating for homeowners and pest eliminators, among others. 

Trap-shyness could easily be mistaken for neophobia. Neophobia is the fear or hatred of new or unfamiliar things. It's in the nature of rodents to have neophobia because they go out frequently, and they keep marking their territories with their excrements (urine, droppings, rub marks). While neophobia is natural for rodents, trap-shyness is an adaptive behavior. Frequent contact and escapes from traps make them develop a fear for it and understand that it should be avoided in their next escapade. The rat not only develops this behavior, but they also perfect it making it more difficult to trap them. The major cause of this behavior is the rate at which missing with the traps occurs rather than kills. 

So how can you catch a trap-shy rat?
Here are some ways to catch a trap-shy rat:

Even if you are familiar with the whole procedure, it is best to remember that each job is different. The behavior of pests, rodents in particular, is dependent on the environment. The process in which the rat has adapted to its environment should be considered, and the knowledge gotten from this observation should then be applied when trying to catch the trap-shy rat.

Search for details
When trapping a trap-shy rat, it is essential that you check for details. Despite being stressful, you can check for the trails left behind by the rat when it moved about. This approach leads you directly to the rodent's location, and when you know the hiding place, it will be easier to catch the rat.

rodent trapping Use of pre-baited trap
Pre-baiting is done by placing bait on a trap without setting the trap. The rat feeds off the bait for some time and soon gets used to the trap. It becomes less fearful of the trap and lowers its guard when in contact with it. By doing this, the time it takes to catch the rat decreases, and the rate at which the trap will work increases. 

Careful selection of baits
Some factors should be considered when choosing baits. They are environmental and weather factors. If the rat is located in a place where a particular kind of food nutrient is always available, use a bait that contains another essential nutrient the rat is lacking. For example, if the rat you want to bait lives in a place where corn is stored, you can use peanut butter as bait since the rat has been feeding on carbohydrates and is lacking protein and fat. For the weather factor, it's fairly similar; using baits that are difficult for the rat to find during a particular season will be more effective. For example, during the summer and winter, eating dried food frequently will make the rat crave for some moisture. So, providing a bait that has what the rat is lacking or will crave is essential and beneficial.

Glue boards with no flavor
The repeated usage of a particular bait can reduce the effectiveness of the trap. Repeated usage of a particular bait makes the rat more sensitive to danger. So instead of using flavored glue boards, use unflavored glue boards instead, thereby preventing the rat from developing a fear of a particular flavor. 

Strategically place traps
The location for the placements of the rat traps and the ability for the rat to escape should be carefully considered. Placing traps at random places teaches the rat to be trap-shy. Instead, the trap should be strategically placed in locations that can easily attract the attention of the rat. Also, the design of the trap should be changed from time to time and also for the location; the effectiveness of the trap could be dependent on it being used outdoors or indoors.

We service nearby towns such as Andover, Athens, Clays Ferry, Colby, Little Texas, South Elkhorn, Spears, Todds Station.