get rid

Rodents in your walls? Here's what you do.

Are you at your wits end, you're hearing the scratching in the ceiling

and in the walls. You're getting frustrated, you're hiring rodent companies to come

out, they don't know what to do. Well in this video, we're going to give you some

amazing tips that's gonna solve this issue once and for all.

Welcome to our channel my name is Jim Schuelke and I'm super excited to have my

twin brother Dave and a leading rodent expert Robert with All-star Animal

Trapping. So Robert, let's get right into it. First of all why do they hear scratching

in the walls and the ceiling, what's happening? Well that's a great question Jim and

we get that all the time. So the animals that are going to be in your

attic scratching are either gonna be chipmunks, squirrels,

rats, possums, or raccoons. And the reason why they're scratching is they're

getting ready to make a bed. They're nesting in the insulation either to

raise their young or store food and another reason why you'd be hearing the

scratching sound is these rodents have to chew because their teeth will continue

to growth it'll cause them harm if they don't sharpen them and shorten them

down. That's amazing. Yeah, and a lot of the calls that we're getting really is

God, I've had so many rodent companies come by

they're protecting my home, I've cut trees down. I'm

spending thousands of dollars but they just keep getting back in and one of the

things that most rodent companies are missing is the actual infrastructure of your

plumbing system. Absolutely, so we've invested highly in training our staff

and going in and teaming up with Robert literally executing. We're going up to

the roof to the drain system and we're injecting our UV smoke and we're finding

pipes that the rodents can actually chew threw. Yes. ABS pipes. This was one that

we just found the other day. They actually ate through it and one

indicator is if they are in your sewer system or actually sniffing the vent

lines up above and that really gives us a laser focused area inside the home but

this is an amazing way to detect rodents in your ceiling and your

walls. So Robert, what are some things that other than the plumbing system and rolling

that out what would you say are some of the most effective tools that you, I see

that you've got some traps here. Can you kind of go over some of that. Sure. Sure,

absolutely. Well we have a couple different types of traps here. We have a

cage trap it's a humane trap that captures them live in there for

you know certain clients we want to cater to their needs but you know the

best traps to use are just these old-school wooden traps and snap traps. I

mean they've been working for years. they work fantastic but it's important to

keep in mind these traps are not effective if the exclusion work isn't

done first. The whole property has to be sealed up a hundred percent for these

traps to be really effective because essentially when we seal everything off

they have no way to get out to their food supply that they're used to eating.

So by default this is the only food that they have to eat while they're trapped

in the Attic while we're tracking him underneath your house or your attic boom

they go for the traps every single time. Especially going after a lot of rodent

companies when they haven't really been successful in getting to the source and

one of the great benefits with our partnership here is that we've got

almost 90 years of experience here with plumbing as well as like our enzyme

treatments to get rid of the odor because that's also an attractant as

well. Leaving all that urine and defecation. So a full-service rodent company that is

licensed and has all of the credentials to deal with your plumbing that deals

with your indoor air quality, that has all of the right products really is the

only way that you're gonna get a guarantee not to have these rodents

causing that infiltration in your home. Absolutely, and with all of that they you

know the rodents leave behind a lot of urine and

defacation. So oftentimes were opening up those walls to get inside we're

finding the nest, the babies, a lot of defecation. So the way in which we

approach this is securing the property is building our critical barriers with

with plastic. Tight-sealed plastics, air scrubbers. Just to maintain that indoor

air quality especially if we're dealing with rodents that are very close to your

HVAC system. They're nesting underneath that in turn. So all of those urine and

defecation when you kick on your AC it disperses throughout all your vents am i

right? Absolutely, 100%. What would you guys say the two top questions are you

know, what is the best practice to hire the right rodent company? What

would you guys say would be the best? I would say for peace of mind and as a

guarantee and in a true scope of how they're going to achieve you know

because it's one thing Robert to go in and secure the property right but if

that rodent company doesn't have all of the tools as far as the waste system

it sort of kind of leaves that customer hanging, right? Sure absolutely and a lot

of companies don't have a great partnership to work with a company that

has the ability to smoke test. I don't know of anybody except worked with Twin Home

Experts that has that machinery that can do the smoke testing. You guys have solved

countless jobs for us and it's by having that technique that has led to

solving our customers problems, you know. And with that technology if you don't

have a rodent company that has the UV non toxic smoke technology one thing to

consider is hiring a local plumber that's got the right colored cameras. We

use a micro camera as well as a regular sewer camera and that's a really good

way to identify if there's any breaches in the sewer line such as this. If there was

a camera that came down this pipe you'd be able to see this. So a camera is really

something to really consider. And a lot of other questions we get is the cost,

right. We get cost. How much does all of this cost? It sounds expensive. You know

it really depends, there's so many different factors. There's how big the

house is, how much attic space, accessibility in

the attic, accessibility in the crawl space, where the breaches are, how much UV

smoke we have to pump in, how many walls we have to open up, ceilings we have

to open up. All of that factors in so I would say just based on we've done as

low as $500 and we've done it as high as $4,500. Kind of gives you an

idea you know based on the single-story house versus a large two-story house.

Yeah I always say every situation is unique and it's always good to get a

couple estimates you have a professional come out and look over everything.

Get a couple different estimates and compare the two and ask a lot of

questions you know that's what I recommended. Absolutely, yeah. We all are

big believers in at least getting two estimates it's not only gonna save you

money but you're gonna get educated as to who's gonna be the best fit for your

particular situation. Absolutely, all right so if this was

really insightful if you really want to see us in action. The next video really

gives you a play-by-play on how we inject smoke into the sewer system and

what we find is extraordinary.