Mice and rats have been trying to share our food and shelter for years now and we don’t have to put up with it any longer with rodent control. The loss of food worldwide to rodents is incredibly high, as experts estimate that rats and mice destroy enough food each year to feed 200 MILLION people.
Technology is always improving in the pest control world, and for a commercial/residential pest operator like ourselves, we have so many ways to keep pests at bay. Some controls we use are:
- exclusion (sealing up the cracks)
- poison baits
- tracking powder
Reasons For Professional Rodent Control
Some people actually have an allergic reaction to mice. A study was done in 1999 depicting inner-city children who have been near mice react with asthma and allergic symptoms. On top of being a source for allergies, there are so many other reasons to remove rodents, such as: hantavirus, plague, typhus, the pox, salmonella, campylobacter and rat-bite fever, just to name a few.
Mice will set up their nests near a food source and under average conditions, the territories range from 10 to 30 feet. Mice are ‘nibblers’ and they will travel 30 or more times a night for short visits to several food sources. This knowledge gives us an excellent advantage to capture them and remove all of the inhabitants.
Mice vs. Rats
The difference in mice to rats is relatively easy to see. Mice have small heads and feet and rats are, in comparison, quite larger. Mice have a year-round breeding season with 8 litters per year of 4-7 each. After just 30 a days the babies are weaned from their mothers. Rats on the other hand have a peak season in spring and fall with a few less litters and sometimes more babies.
The gnawing damages that rodents can to do a building is something you don’t want to see, which can range from walls to floors and electrical. You name it and they have chewed through it to get inside of buildings.
Each location is different so let’s make an appointment on the phone and see what we can do to solve this for you. You don’t want to wait any longer as you know it’s not going to go away on it’s own.