Exclusive Structural Rodent Elimination Program !!!!

  • We start with a detailed inspection using all available means.  Rodent inspection cost start at $150.00 minimum.
  • We then evaluate the documented and visual inspections to attain the best possible eradication plan.
  • We review and inform the customer of all cost and plan options depend solely of structural capabilities.
  • Discreet Pest Control is known for its exclusive and confidential rodent elimination programs.
Facts on Roof Rats (Ship Rats)

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

A typical adult black rat is 12.75 to 18.25 cm (5.02-7.19 in) long, not including a 15 to 22 cm (5.9-8.7 in) tail, and weighs 75 to 230 Grams, depending on its subspecies. Despite its name, the black rat exhibits several color forms. It is usually black to light brown in color with a lighter underside. In England during the 1920s, several variations were bred and shown alongside domesticated brown rats. This included an unusual green tinted variety. The black rat also has a scraggly coat of black fur, and is slightly smaller than the brown (Norway) rat.

Rattus rattus, is found on all continents of the earth. Although the species is believed to be native to India and possibly other Indo-Malayan countries, it has been introduced through human travel overseas to all continents. It is most common in coastal areas because it is a rodent that flourishes in areas inhabited by humans as well as on large ships. For this reason, these animals are often called ship rats. Some other common names for this species include house rat, black rat, and roof rat. Rattus rattus thrives in tropical regions but has been largely driven out of more temperate regions by Noway rats, R. norvegicus. Norway rats, are closely related to black rats, but are more successful in colder climates. However, some data show that R. rattus has been able to adapt to more extreme cold and harsh climate conditions.  And they can swim a half mile to a new hunting ground.   And as they adapt to our Arizona environment they are learning how to adapt and protect themselves from predators and masterfully blend in to human behavior undetected.      In addition to all their capabilities these creatures have for some time learned how to use sewer stacks on buildings for gaining access to water and food.

Black rats are considered omnivores and eat a wide range of foods, including seeds, fruit, stems, leaves, fungi, and a variety of invertebrates and vertebrates. They are generalists, and thus not very specific in their food preferences, which is indicated by their tendency to feed on any meal provided by humans or for cows, swine, chickens, cats, and dogs. They are similar to the tree squirrel in their preference of fruits and nuts.  And currently human error is climbing the ladder to their population increases.  They eat about 15 grams (0.53 Oz) per day and drink about 15 milliliters (0.53 imp fl. Oz. 0.51 US fl. Oz.) per day. Their diet is high in water content. They are a threat to many natural habitats because they feed on birds and insects. They are also a threat to many farmers, since they feed on a variety of agricultural-based crops, such as cereals, sugar cane, coconuts, cocoa, oranges, coffee beans and currently hitting grass seed supplies in golf course districts in southwest states.   You will find them with their packs at night hitting open trash cans and dumpsters.   They are also very damaging to automobiles, using them for transportation when an area has become over populated.   They also know using their keen sense of smell lures them to the peanut oil coated wires within homes and autos.   But one important oversight by home owners is since these Rats are big time attic invaders,  it’s not a great idea to store boxes of valuables up their way.  Makes nice housing for them bad guys and gals.  Human’s are beginning  realize that these creatures need dealt with as a community,  or will eventually become a very expensive fate or illness problem.   And usually taking immediate action on your own is the wrong action.   Usually cause more work and expense in some cases.   Homeowners have to remember that a 4 legged animal is dealt with extreme knowledge to be successful,  unlike an insect in comparison.   And going down to the local Hardware Store and picking up some 2nd Generation multi feed bait and tossing a bunch in the attic….. that’s not an option.   Unless you plan to go up there and collect the flea and tick infested bodies?   Or pay for a very expensive Flesh Fly fogging,  dead animal removal, and deodorizing.   Think actions over first it could be worth your while to do it right.   Here’s a quick thought to compare to,  “If I had a minor plumbing pipe issue and I tried to fix it myself and end up breaking more pipes?”   Is the plumber going to charge the minimal price to repair as if I’d called him in the first place?   NO,  of course not.

As generalists, black rats express great flexibility in their foraging (Hunting) behavior. They are predatory animals and adapt to different micro-habitats. (Meaning small places)They often meet and forage together Meaning they travel in PACKS) in close proximity within and between sexes.  Roof Rats tend to forage just before or after sunset. If the food cannot be eaten quickly, they will search for a place to carry and hoard to eat at a later time.[11] Although black rats eat a broad range of foods, they are highly selective feeders; only a restricted number of the foods they eat are dominant foods. When black rat populations are presented with a wide diversity of foods, they eat only a small sample of each of the available foods. This allows them to monitor the quality of foods that are present year round, such as leaves, as well as seasonal foods, such as herbs and insects. This method of operating on a set of foraging standards ultimately determines the final composition of their meals. Also, by sampling the available food in an area, the rats maintain a dynamic food supply, balance their nutrient intake, and avoid intoxication by secondary compounds.

DISEASES

Black rats (or their ectoparasites) can carry a number of pathogens, of which bubonic plague (via the rat flea), typhus, Weil’s disease, toxoplasmosis and trichinosis are the best known. It has been hypothesized that the displacement of black rats by brown rats led to the decline of the Black Death. This theory has, however, been deprecated, as the dates of these displacements do not match the increases and decreases in plague outbreaks.

Rats serve as outstanding vectors for transmittance of diseases because they can carry bacteria and viruses in their systems.   And due this factor my Service Pro’s DO NOT conduct a Rodent Inspection without protective gear.  A number of bacterial diseases are common to rats, and these include Streptococcus pneumoniae, Corynebacterium kutsheri, Bacillus piliformis, Pasteurella pneumotropica, and Streptobacillus moniliformis, to name a few. All of these bacteria are disease causing agents in humans. In some cases, these diseases are incurable.

 All rats have 4 overlapping teeth.   Which means they can chew through rubber door sweeps quickly and enter or should say raid a building in the same night?  Discreet highly recommends and insists for your protection and to avoid damages and unwanted costs and use a BRUSH sweep.   Best these rats can do then is clean their teeth or get a good poke in the sensitive nose.   Either way your home or business stays safe.

When my Service Pro’s conduct a detailed inspection it is imperative for them to identify (SCAT)  droppings and other signs to determine the identity of the rodent that needs dealt with.   Roof Rats are known for pointed nose as well as pointed droppings.  But they also know that for every ACTION taken their will be a REACTION in which the one were are looking for.

All rats have 4 overlapping teeth.   Which means they can chew through rubber door sweeps quickly and enter or should say raid a building in the same night?  Discreet highly recommends and insists for your protection and to avoid damages and unwanted costs and use a BRUSH sweep.   Best these rats can do then is clean their teeth or get a good poke in the sensitive nose.   Either way your home or business stays safe.

The Pack Rat (Wood Rat)  Native to Arizona

DESCRIPTION

Adult bushy-tailed wood rat males usually weigh 300-600 g with an average of 405 g, and adult females usually weigh 250-350 g with an average of 270 g. These ranges are relatively large because this species occupies a large geographic range, and its body size is closely correlated with climate.[6] Average males range in size from 310-470 mm with the average being 379 mm and average females range from 272 to 410 mm with the average being 356 mm.

OVERVIEW

A pack rat or packrat, also called a woodrat, can be any of the species in the rodent genus Neotoma. Pack rats have a rat-like appearance with long tails, large ears and large black eyes. Compared to deer mice, harvest mice and grasshopper mice, pack rats are noticeably larger and are usually somewhat larger than cotton rats.

Woodrats reach their greatest diversity in the deserts of the western United States and northern Mexico. Several species are also found in the deciduous forest of the east coast, juniper woodlands in the southwest, oak woodlands along the coastal western United States and in the Sonoran Desert, and in the forest and rocky habitats of the western United States and western Canada.

Pack rats are nest builders. They use plant material such as branches, cardboard,  twigs, sticks, and other available debris. Getting into everything from attics to car engines, stealing their ‘treasures’, damaging electrical wiring, and creating general noisy havoc can easily cause them to become a nuisance.[4] A peculiar characteristic is that if they find something they want, they will drop what they are currently carrying, for example a piece of cactus, and “trade” it for the new item. They are particularly fond of shiny objects. These two traits have inspired an anecdote about a man finding his dime replaced by two nickels. They can also be quite vocal and boisterous.

Each species of pack rat is generally restricted to a given type of habitat within its range. Pack rats live anywhere from low, hot, dry deserts to cold, rocky slopes above timberline. Pack rats build complex houses or dens made of twigs, cactus joints, and other materials. These contain several nest chambers, food caches, and debris piles. Dens are often built in small caves or rocky crevices, but when close by human habitations, woodrats will opportunistically move into the attics and walls of houses. Some Neotoma species, such as the white-throated woodrat (N. albigula), use the bases of prickly pear or cholla cactus as the sites for their homes, using the cactus’ spines for protection from predators. Others, like the desert woodrat (N. lepida) will build dens around the base of a yucca or cactus, such as jumping and teddy-bear chollas. The largest species, Neotoma cinerea, has a bushy, almost squirrel-like tail. Bushy-tailed woodrats Neotoma cinerea occupy a range of habitats from boreal woodlands to deserts. They are cliff-dwellers and are often found on isolated, high-elevation exposed boulder areas under a variety of temperature and moisture conditions. They require adequate shelter inside the rocks, though they are occasionally found inhabiting abandoned buildings, as well.

Bushy-tailed woodrats feed primarily on green vegetation, twigs, and shoots. Mexican pack rats eat seeds, fruits, acorns, and cactus.

Bushy-tailed woodrats are active throughout the year. While primarily nocturnal, they can occasionally be seen during the day. They are usually solitary and very territorial.

These woodrats collect debris in natural crevices, and abandoned man-made structures when available, into large, quasistructures for which the archaeologists’ term ‘midden’ has been borrowed. Middens consist of plant material, feces, and other materials which are solidified with crystallized urine. Woodrat urine contains large amounts of dissolved calcium carbonate and calcium oxalates due to the high oxalate content of many of the succulent plants upon which these animals feed.

An important distinction to make is between middens and nests. Nests are the areas where the animal is often found and where the females raise their young. Nests are usually within the midden, but regional variations to this rule occur. When not contained within the midden, the nest is usually concealed in a rocky crevice behind a barricade of sticks.

In coniferous forests, the woodrat may build its house as high as 50 feet (15 m) up a tree.

Bushy-tailed woodrats do not hibernate. They build several food caches, which they use during the winter months.

The bushy-tailed woodrat engages in hind foot-drumming when alarmed. It will also drum when undisturbed, producing a slow, tapping sound.  This is common in attic and severe wall infestations.   They are also gaining intelligence over the years and know how to avoid predators with more defense measures.   When my Service Pro’s deal with these rats we have more options to eradicate quicker than most under trained companies out there.   When dealing with either species for that matter we have the trained advantage over competitors.   If your currently experiencing a rodent issue, or you want to set up a prevention and control program soon?  Give us a call or an email and we will be happy to serve you.    All rodent control programs have to be in conjunction with a General Pest Control Program

Pack Skull

As you can see the head is larger.

 

Pack Rat Scat is blunt and larger depending on diet.

 

 


Cockroach Cartoon in Kitchen

General Pest Control with optional Scorpion Control

We can provide premium Perimeter Defense Services with a optional Scorpion Control package! Want to know more just give us a call and a DPC Pro will reach out to assist you with setting an appointment for a inspection. We provide Monthly, EOM, and Quarterly Programs. And even a Semi Annual service for those special needs. We also perform ON DEMAND services with 30 day satisfaction guarantees.   Using Botanical s and Baits with safety first!   And we know how to incorporate the rodent control into all our programs to fit your needs.

Above is photo taken on a after dark bark scorpion initial service clean out.   It was found in a small irrigation valve box.  Most customers don’t know that this creature is not an insect,  and that using anything other than a very appropriate treatment will handle this pest.   And for the record its an animal.   And this animal requires food and water to survive, but also can live several months without either.    And with all Prescription Treatment Programs,  customers have a equal responsibility to maintain exterior sanitation needs to attain that mutual satisfaction we both want.

 

AEDES Mosquito Larvae

Mosquito Control 

Inspection is key to succeeding in any mosquito program.   We intensely have to search for all water sources.  Did you know only a teaspoon of water can breed up to a 1000 mosquitoes??  We treat those sources accordingly and for relieving our customers of bites.  We now offer a GREEN TREATMENT that offers up to 30 days relief from customers getting bitten.    Having a outside wedding?  Or outdoor family dinner or party?   Plan 2 days ahead at least we can help make that a most mosquito biting free occasion.

DPC Cartoon Rats

Commercial Services

Yes we do perform commercial services   Experienced in all aspects of Commercial needs.   We provide our customers with the state of the art Rodent Control and Prevention Programs available to date.   We know how important your budgets are these days.   So we consistently maintain and keep up with the most cost effective ways to maintain your business through communication.  We have experience in Drain Flies,  German Roach Control (Elimination), General Pests, Fly control, mosquito and array of specialty pests including rodents.  We have AIB Certified Service Pro’s.   No assessment fee applies unless specified.

Flying Insect control

Discreet Pest Control doesn’t rely on just machines to control flies.   We know detail inspections are needed to find interior and exterior breeding sites.  From there we perform appropriate tasks and treatments to reduce and control the need.

Flylight Gilbert Brass 2 pic

Mosquito Repellent Treatment

We provide upon request a green products which consist of various oils which affect the adult mosquitoes ability to bite you.  And we use appropriate materials to treat yard drains, irrigation exits and other standing water locations.    Please call or contact us to inquire any further details.   We combine this with a carefully selected botanical residual and IGR mix.  And with a power back pack sprayer we  provide direct treatments where they are needed.  Please feel free to contact use to learn more about it.  No Assessment fee applies as this service is made to order.   Costs start at $150.00 and up.

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IPM Bed bug Treatments for residential and commercial

We have a very up to date and exclusive IPM Bed Bug Service.   Depending on your level of severity will dictate to us how to approach your case at hand.   Our industry research shows that HEAT treatment has not only a high cost.  But scientific research shows heaters don’t effectively heat inner insulated walls and slabs with equal heat.    Leaving our mutual enemy retreating into your voids and returning to eat you again later.   We assure you you will find our approach not only effective, but sensible, safe, and affordable.    And we educate our customers through the preparation process.  We also have the latest pheromone equipment in detection and monitoring.   So if your suspecting you have bed bugs in your home or commercial office or hotel.   We have just what you need at only the fraction of the cost of dog detectors.      Assessment fee starts at $150.00.

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Bed Bug Research shows

The diagram to the right illustrates some scientific research pertaining to some leading Heat and Fumigation penetration failures.   Without going into detail as not to educate our competitors.  Let us just say we have a methods in our service arsenal that does effectively penetrate these sensitive areas.   In world of overwhelming amount of products and advertising customers sometime choose to buy and use over the counter remedies.   Foggers being the number one mistake made by home owners and apartment dwellers.  Where one thinks since they got some temporary relief  for a few days or week they defeated them.  When actually the Foggers  that rained down the chemical was already sensed by the nose of the bugs and they ran for the depths of you floors, walls, cabinets wherever they could seek shelter.  But soon the applicator finds that they wasted a whole lot of time and money, and made the problem spread.  Or perhaps already started removing furnishings you’ve chosen to discard?   By doing that you dropped some off on the way out the door???   Didn’t wrap and properly dispose of your beds or furnishings?  Well you unknowingly just spread this wide spread bug to your community.  Another free piece of advice to the reader is to avoid dumpster diving these days, or taking furniture off the streets that are marked FREE.   Also avoid buying refurbished beds, or shopping for beds at a Thrift Store.  (Someone’s Tax deductions will become your nightmare)  We know when it comes to this pest it requires up to date education and precision step by step methods.   Due the nature of this wide spreading pest and the exposure to our professionals.  Inspections start at $150.00 and include a customer educational process to insure our clients succeed with the joint responsibilities involved with the IPM Elimination Treatment Program.

You decide how to spend your money

General Pest Control Programs

When it comes to residential pest control our Service Pro’s will hear your needs and provide you with a detailed inspection.   After which we can mutually conclude which program to start with.   Unlike large companies with limited choices we will provide you with Monthly, EOM, and Quarterly.   And if your looking for just a One Time Treatment as we call On Demand,  we can do that for you as well.

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Squirrel Control

We know how hard these rodents are to catch as well as the damage they cause to vehicles to electrical fires.  Again we can help with repellents, trapping and exclusion.   Please call or contact us and we will set up an appointment.  We can provide Live, trapping,  other trapping, repelling, and exclusion.   Assessment fees start at $75.00,  and with new humane multi kill trap we can charge as little as $75 per animal if they are cooperative and no alternative foods interferes with trapping.

Ground squirrel getting into an attic through AC

Arizona Pocket Gopher Control

We do provide pocket gopher control.   We use a few approaches which would appropriate to your needs.  Here is an identification description of this little rodent.

Here is a picture of the classic gopher teeth. Quite a smile. Doesn’t look quite so cute from this angle. These teeth can do quick damage to roots of plants, as well as plastic pipes and electrical wire that are buried in its path.

Notice the bulging cheeks. When a pocket gopher finds a food source, he’ll bite it to smaller pieces and carry it to a food burrow. His fat cheeks are actually folds of fur lined skin on either side of his head that form pouches. These make a pocket to carry the food, rather than holding it in his mouth.

 

And we know few valley locations where these rodents are present !   This work requires vigorous muscle and foot work.   Systematically covering a target area that may take more than one visit at first.   Maintenance programs after initial makes this rodent less of a costly headache.    Average start cost is $150 per man hour which includes materials.

Pocket Gopher Head pic

Skunk and Raccoon Trapping and relocation

On seasonal occasion we are called into action to find and remove some of these home invaders also.   We use game cameras and pre-baiting  to gain our knowledge as to how big the problem is and determine when we have cleared an area.   Due to some returning endangered species such as the Grey Fox night vision cameras are very useful when finding out what is actually in your perimeters.   We try to avoid and harm to any animals by relocation and not killing.   A relocation site will be found prior to any trapping.

Sleepy head after a good meal

Roof Rat Exclusion

Rodent Exclusion is also one of our specialties.   With our superior knowledge of rodent capabilities we have perfected and continue to pride ourselves on quality long lasting workmanship.   We offer renewable warranties with annual inspections.

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Roof Rat and Pack Rat structural exclusions

As most people are now finding out, our competitors are shying away from this part of the  profession.   Where as we will embrace it with you.   If you are an existing customer you already know we have a Confidential Program available.   And there is NO quotes given over the phone due to the constant contact efforts by competitors trying to learn what we are doing.   That remains a multi-million dollar question.   And we ask our incoming customers to keep those secrets. We  have dedicated 20 years studying these creatures and learning a more scientific approach to dealing with them expediently the last decade.  And due to the pheromone trails they leave behind all customers must keep in mind all rodent control , comes with a maintenance program to control your outside populations.  We call it the ongoing PURGE CONTROL.   Due to increasing amounts of referrals we have 24 to 72 hr wait times for initial appointments.  We now offer Rodent Cam services for our customers  in need.  Assessment fees start at $150.00 per hour.

Website Roof Rat coming out of home at dusk

Do It Yourself Rodent Control Consultation

We are excited to be the first to offer such a service!   Are you spending to much time and $$ on random product and choices for your immediate rodent issues?   One thing I found out in this technical world,  “We cannot download experience into our brains”  Wish we could I sure would like to learn how to cook a gourmet meal!  Do to overwhelming need for help with rodents I find some tasks out there that can be done by homeowner.   So the owner thought we should help more people out there in the PURGE on Rodents!    So here is a few highlights.

  • Consulting and consumer education 1 on 1
  • We carry and sell equipment at cost!  Which make consultation priceless!
  • We will complete an entire inspection and evaluation with you.
  • We can only provide you with non poisonous solutions.  And without question we have all the knowledge and equipment you will need to choose from.
  • We have even been known to even assist and consult worthy competitors!

Consultation starts at $150.00 per hour.   So have your list of questions ready at time of arrival folks.   The owner will be showing up in person to assist you.

cat looking at a rat

Referral for termite and wood destroying pests;

This is one specialty pest Discreet Pest Control is not certified to perform.

But we have some companies to refer to our customers when in need.  He is also a registered  vendor for Ft McDowell residents.   For honest and fair estimate please call:

Bill at  602-330-3333

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“We are always looking for the Few and the Proud to serve with us”

If your looking for a place to show your Professionalism and make good living?  Please feel free to contact us anytime !   We are looking to add at least 3 Service Pro’s to the ranks by 2018.   And feel free to email those resumes.   

Email:  jerrydpc@gmail.com

Office: 480-639-2273

General Manager:  602-446-6541


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