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Smart Solutions for Rodent Infestations: Our Expert Extermination Techniques

Rodents pose a significant threat to the structural integrity of homes, causing extensive damage that can result in power disruptions and even house fires. These pests exhibit a destructive behavior, gnawing through the protective plastic coating of electrical wiring, leading to potential power outages and, in rare instances, posing a fire hazard. Additionally, rodents are notorious for chewing through wooden beams, joists, pipes, and any materials suitable for their nest-building activities.

The fecal matter of rodents and the diseases they carry create hazardous conditions on your property, emphasizing the importance of professional prevention measures. Without expert tactics in place, keeping these pests at bay becomes challenging, especially considering that mice can squeeze through a 6-7mm opening, while rats can navigate through a 20mm hole. Safeguard your home from these destructive intruders with our specialized rodent prevention services at Kopex Pest Control.

How Rodents Enter Homes:

Structural Gaps and Openings: Rodents are adept climbers and can squeeze through tiny gaps as small as a quarter-inch. Common entry points include cracks in foundations, gaps around windows and doors, and holes where utilities enter the home.

Ventilation Systems: Air vents, especially those without proper covers, provide an easy access route for rodents.

Roof and Attic Access: Damaged roofing, eaves, and unscreened attic vents are prime entry points for rodents, particularly in older homes.


Garage and Storage Areas: Open or poorly sealed garage doors and adjoining storage areas can be inviting to rodents seeking shelter and food.






















































































































5. Customer Assurance:

  • This method reassures customers know the root cause of the infestation is being addressed.

  • It also demonstrates Kopex Pest Control’s commitment to using advanced and effective techniques in pest management.

  • By incorporating smoke testing into their pest control strategies, Kopex Pest Control demonstrates a proactive and thorough approach to managing sewer rat infestations, offering a high level of service and assurance to their customers.

At Kopex Pest Control, we leverage advanced video monitoring cameras to pinpoint the entry points of rodents into homes and track their migration throughout the structure. Our state-of-the-art cameras offer unparalleled visibility, allowing us to identify vulnerable areas and develop precise strategies for rodent prevention. These cameras not only aid in tracking rodent movements but also prove highly effective in trapping them. By strategically placing traps based on the insights gained from video monitoring, we can swiftly capture and remove rodents. Our commitment to prompt service ensures that we can be at the client's house within a day to remove any captured rodents, providing a quick and efficient solution to safeguard your home from these invasive pests. Trust Kopex Pest Control for cutting-edge technology and rapid response to address your rodent control needs.

Sewer and Drainage Systems:

At Kopex Pest Control, we’ve seen firsthand how resilient and resourceful sewer rats can be. These rodents, particularly adept at navigating sewer systems, often find their way into homes through even the smallest breaches in plumbing. This article sheds light on this less-known entry route and provides insights into how homeowners can safeguard their homes.

Understanding Sewer Rats Sewer rats, typically Norway rats, are well-suited for life in the sewers. They are excellent swimmers, capable of navigating through water to find food and shelter. Their sharp teeth can gnaw through a variety of materials, making them formidable invaders.

How Rats Enter Homes via Sewer Systems:

  1. Exploring for Food and Shelter: Rats often enter sewer lines in search of food or a new habitat, especially during harsh weather or when their population outgrows the available space in the sewers.

  2. Finding Weak Points in Plumbing: Homes with cracks or openings in sewer pipes, especially in older or poorly maintained plumbing systems, are vulnerable. Rats can identify these weak points and use them to gain access.

  3. Emerging Through Toilets and Drains: It may sound like an urban legend, but rats can and do swim up through toilet bowls or emerge from shower and sink drains if there are no water barriers or if traps are dry.

Kopex Pest Control: Field Insights Through our extensive experience in pest control, we’ve observed that:

  • Rat infestations from sewer lines are more common in areas with older infrastructure.

  • Seasonal changes, particularly colder months, drive an increase in these types of infestations.

  • Homes with irregular plumbing usage, leading to dry traps, are more susceptible to rat invasions.

Preventive Measures:

  1. Regular Plumbing Inspections: Ensure that your plumbing is in good condition with no cracks or openings. Regular inspections can catch potential problems early.

  2. Installing Rat Barriers: Non-return valves in sewer lines can prevent rats from entering while allowing waste to pass through.

  3. Sealing Gaps: Seal any external gaps or holes around pipes entering your home, as rats can use these as secondary entry points.

  4. Keep a clean environment: leaving no food, water sources, or nesting material around for them to easily access. 

Professional Intervention: In cases where an infestation is suspected or confirmed, professional intervention is crucial. At Kopex Pest Control, we offer:

  • Expert assessment to identify the source of the infestation.

  • Comprehensive solutions to address both the infestation and its underlying cause.

  • Ongoing support to prevent future invasions. 

  • Kopex Pest Control employs an innovative and effective method to combat sewer rat infestations by using smoke testing in sewer systems. This approach helps to identify and locate breaches in home plumbing systems, which are common entry points for these pests. Here's an overview of how this process works and its benefits.

1. Smoke Testing Procedure:

  • The procedure involves pumping non-toxic, artificially created smoke into the sewer system.

  • As the smoke travels through the sewer pipes, it reveals any cracks, breaks, or other defects in the plumbing system by escaping through these flaws.

  • This method is particularly effective because it allows for the visualization of potential entry points that are otherwise difficult to detect.

2. Identifying Breach Points:

  • When smoke appears through drainpipes, toilets, or other plumbing fixtures in a house, it indicates a direct connection to the sewer system where rats could potentially enter.

  • Kopex Pest Control technicians use these smoke signals to pinpoint exact locations of the breaches.

3. Advantages of Smoke Testing:

  • Non-Invasive and Safe: This method does not require digging or destruction of property and uses smoke that is safe for humans and pets.

  • Efficient Detection: It quickly identifies multiple breach points in a plumbing system, saving time and resources.

  • Preventative Measure: By finding and sealing these breaches, further infestations can be prevented.

4. Follow-up Actions:

  • After identifying the breaches, Kopex Pest Control provides recommendations or services for repairing these faults in the plumbing system.

  • They may also suggest additional rodent-proofing measures to prevent future infestations.

Eyes On Intruders: Tracking Rodent Access with Surveillance Cameras

Expert Rodent Solutions Nationwide: Can The Kopex Team Travel To Your State?

The answer is yes!


We at Kopex Pest Control are committed to helping you with your rodent infestation, no matter where you are located. We understand that finding a reliable pest control service can be challenging. That's why our team is ready to travel to your state and address your specific needs. Many clients, like you, have reached out to us after local services failed to resolve their issues. Rest assured, our expertise in handling complex infestations nationwide sets us apart. At Kopex Pest Control, we understand that a rodent problem, be it small or large, can disrupt the comfort and safety of your home or business. That's why we've dedicated ourselves to mastering the art of rodent control. From the bustling streets of New York City to the quiet suburbs of California, we've journeyed across the United States, tackling every type of rodent issue imaginable. Our extensive experience means we've seen it all and solved it all. Whether you're facing an invasion of agile mice, resilient rats, or any other rodent, we bring a wealth of knowledge and proven strategies to your doorstep. Choosing Kopex Pest Control means opting for peace of mind. Our confident, skilled team is equipped to handle any scenario, ensuring your space is returned to a safe, rodent-free environment. Your rodent problem is unique, and so is our solution. Let us show you why, no matter where you are in the U.S., Kopex Pest Control is the trusted name for taking care of your rodent concerns.

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