Rodent Control: Rat and Mice Extermination
Having mice or rats around is any homeowner’s worst nightmare. They can damage property, eat your food, or spread disease. Not to mention, without knowledge of rodent control methods, your unwelcome visitors could stay for a long time.
Rodents are masters at finding their way into your home. They can— and will— gnaw through anything to get where they want to go. Not only that, but rats and mice are also notorious for tearing apart pantries and eating your food, then leaving behind feces with diseases for you or your family to pick up.
Luckily, we are here for you as your local rodent removal experts. We offer rat and mice extermination services to rid your home of rodents once and for all. During our inspections, we’ll assess the risk of rodents finding their way inside your home and offer rodent control tips to minimize that risk.
Types of rodents in our area
There are four main types of rodents to keep an eye out for in our area. Each breed has a slightly different habitat and distinct interests and effects on your home.
If you see a rodent in your house, try to get a good look to identify which type it is. This will help determine where they’re coming from more quickly and which kind of rodent control is most appropriate for your situation.
Roof rats have big ears, pointed noses, and tails longer than the rest of their body. They’re black or grey and love to climb. These rats are most often found in your attic or outside of your home. When you picture a rat from a movie or tv show, this kind is most likely what pops into your mind.
The Norway rat is brown and much smaller than a roof rat. They prefer to hang out in your basement, lower stories, or underground. Norway rats have tiny ears and blunt noses.
As the name would suggest, the most common mouse to find within your home is a house mouse. They can be grey or brown and are most likely found living close to food. Other defining characteristics include rounded ears, a pointed nose, and a scaly tail.
Unlike a house mouse, deer mice have tails that are bicolored. They tend to have extra long tails and feet. Deer mice are carriers of hantavirus. If you see one of these in your home, don’t delay in calling a mice exterminator.
Each type of rodent requires a different extermination and prevention method. We are prepared to handle them all.
How to get rid of rats and mice
If you begin to see signs of rats and mice within your home, the easiest and most certain solution is to call your local rat exterminator as soon as possible. They have access to professional tools and techniques perfected through years of experience.
Prevention is the most effective method of rodent removal.
Cover all pipes, cracks, and openings into your home with mesh, rocks, or some kind of exterior sealant. Your goal is to remove any entry points for rats or mice into the house. Think small and durable. They can squeeze through tiny spaces and aren’t afraid to gnaw their way into the place they want to be.
Additionally, be sure to clear any brush or trees that might give rodents a ladder to access entrance points higher up on your home.
Pack away all food that they might enjoy inside. Keep your pantry free from open or easy to rip into bags. Make it hard for rats to find your food to eat.
When all of this fails, it is time to install mouse traps or call in professional rodent removal services.
We offer rodent extermination and control services.
We are your local rodent control experts. Our team is prepared to assist you in every step of the process to get rats and mice out of your home or prevent their arrival in the first place.
We can inspect your home to identify any areas that rodents might find their way inside. If they’re already there, our rodent removal crew can set traps or bait to eliminate the problem. While there, we’ll help you to understand how the rats came in and how to stop them.
When it comes to the safety and wellbeing of your home and family, it is crucial to keep rodents away from your home. The property damage and disease they can bring often incite significant costs or losses.
Call us today, your local rodent exterminator services provider, to keep your home rat and mouse free.