Why You Need A Rodent Letter Before Demolishing A Building

Why You Need A Rodent Letter Before Demolishing A Building

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Demolition is one of our mainstay services. It’s a necessary step when clear the area for a new structure. Unbeknownst to most people, there are some heavy logistics involved before the demolition process can begin. One very pivotal step is obtaining a rodent letter.

What is a Rodent Letter?

Most municipalities require demolition services to acquire a rodent letter from the client before any work can be done. This is essentially a letter confirming that you have eradicated any presence of rodents within the vicinity.

Buildings designated for demolition that have been abandoned for some time more than likely have an infestation.

Why Is the Letter Necessary?

When a building is demolished, it sends vibration waves rippling through the ground. This will disturb any existing rodent populations living below, causing them to disperse and seek shelter elsewhere. This means the rats will take up residence in adjacent facilities. How would you like to be the neighbor that gave your next-door friends a pest infestation?

What Do I Need to Do?

If you find evidence of rats onsite, then you need to dispatch pest control services a minimum of two weeks before the scheduled demolition. This will allow ample time for bait traps to take effect. After services are complete, you will need to send the pest control invoice to your county’s health department to receive a rodent-free certification.

All fees associated with the pest eradication come out of your pocket. The cost typically runs from $100 to $250 for residential areas, whereas commercial sites are charged according to square footage.

We’ll Handle the Demolition After Pests Are Gone

Contact Sewer Solutions to have an existing structure removed. We’ll also handle any accompanying utility or sewer relining work that you need accomplished. Once you submit a rodent letter, we can begin handling our end of the business.


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