Tucson Rodent Exterminator

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Welcome! Tucson Rodent Exterminator is a full-service rodent control company specializing in the permanent removal of mice and rats in Tucson, AZ. 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 Tucson's Best Rodent Removal: Sure we've all heard about crocodile hunters or even snake hunters but perhaps the thing one needs most in cities are rat hunters and that's where we come in. Since we start our business, our company has slowly grown and evolved over the years to become one of the best rat killing companies around so you can be rest assured that our professionals will easily take care of your rodent problems. Rats are perhaps a little worse than snakes seeing as the little buggers won't just stop at stealing your food but will also happily chew through any wires or plaster lying around so that they can go wherever they want to go which can cause an enormous loss if your machinery can't take the strain. For this reason, it's best to take care of them as soon as possible and we're always brushing up on our techniques and tools to ensure that we will get the job done as needed. Rat wrangling is quite the piece of work after all but our team is always ready to get the job done. But, despite our earnest focus on always getting the job done right, it doesn't mean that we would just be focusing on the critters though. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction after all and so we'll be happy dealing with all your concerns and desires as well so that you know that you've made the most of our services.

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Tucson pest control

We Arizona's top experts in rodent control. We are not a typical Tucson 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 Tucson 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

Tucson Rodent Removal Tip:

Do Rats Consume or Like Cheese?
When we picture rodents eating, one familiar food source comes to mind: cheese! We imagine them squatting in a corner, with a hunk of cheese in their claws as their sharp incisors go to town. 

But is there any truth to this famous image? Or is it merely urban fantasy?

To understand rats is to understand hunger. It is the force that continually drives them. Given their rapidly expanding population, finding and consuming food is their life's work. In fact, rats are known for their low-threshold of hunger; doing anything they can to find something to eat. 

In light of this voracious appetite, rats have become omnivores. That means they'll eat a wide variety of foods, both animal- and plant-based. Using their tireless jaws, they'll chew through anything to feed themselves. 

Alongside their appetite is a digestive system to match. Where most animals stick to a few select food sources, rats will dine on anything. Variety requires the adaptations to match, with stomachs and guts capable of processing the vast array of molecules from the different food sources.

Why do rats eat cheese?
One such food source that requires special adaptations to eat is dairy. With cheese found in so many human foods, when rats dine on garbage, cheese is often a prime ingredient. That means rats consume large quantities of cheese.

Despite their reputation for eating anything, if given a choice, they will show a preference. For instance, if given a range of options from which to pick, rats will sample each one. Cheese, however, is amongst their favorite foods, confirming the age-old stereotype. 

When the Animal Behavior Society tested brown city rats for their most popular food, high on the list were macaroni, scrambled egg, and cooked corn. But at the very top was cheese itself. Considering the high-fat content of cheese, it provides a calorific delight. 

rodent trapping But cheese comes in so many varieties. 

Is all cheese suitable for rats?
Interestingly, some rats – like humans – are lactose intolerant. Meaning they lack the necessary enzymes to breakdown lactose, a milk sugar, in their gut. For these rodents, cheese is best avoided.

There are other cheeses that most rats will not eat. The most common is blue cheese. 

For those who don't know, the blue part of blue cheese is mold. Given this, pregnant women and young children are advised to avoid its consumption. In rats, the same advice could be given. Young rats that consume blue cheese have a higher risk of death. But older rats may still be okay after eating it.

When did rats become associated with cheese?
Rats like cheese, but it isn't all they eat. So, how did the urban legend begin?

Back in the day, salted meats, cheese, and grain were stored securely where rats could not find them. However, cheese needs to breathe. Therefore, it was not always locked up securely. With the pungent smell of the cheese wafting over the nearby area, rats were often attracted to the big hunk of dairy. They ate the cheese, leaving behind their teeth marks.

Over time the association stuck, and people began to believe rats (as well as mice) loved cheese. Cartoonists took up the trope and the rest, as they say, is history. 

So, next time you see a picture of a rat dining on cheese, you'll know there's some truth to the claim. Rats will eat cheese whenever they can get their claws on it. 

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