Local pest control companies near me are highly trained professionals don’t stop at just setting some traps and then calling it a day. We offer mouse prevention services which include identifying access points and providing advice on sealing up those areas. We determine what it is about your property that mice are finding attractive and provide you with advice on how to deter mice and other rodents.
Mice are more than just a nuisance. They can make people sick and should be removed from homes as quickly as possible. For businesses, mice can cause serious inventory loss, property damage and also pose health risks for any food-bases business.
If you locate a rodent within your home, it is best to contact a pest management professional for removal and identification. The presence of one rodent within a home could signal an infestation.
Tell-tale Signs of Rats and Mice include droppings, urine odors, gnawed holes, rub and gnaw marks, rodent runways, rodent nests, scampering noises and unusual pet behavior.
Rodent droppings are a sure sign that rats or mice are present, and will indicate the type of rodent, the size of the infestation, and where they are most active. Mouse droppings are small, less than one quarter inch, and pointed on both ends. Rat droppings are half an inch or larger. Norway Rat droppings are blunt at both ends, while Roof Rat droppings are have pointed ends. New droppings are shiny and putty-like in texture, while old ones are hard and crumbly.
Varying feces sizes indicate that juveniles and adults are present, and lots of droppings may be an indication of a large infestation. The location of the droppings indicates active areas where you should place bait or traps.
Rodent urine has a strong musky odor. With large infestations you can easily smell it.
Gnawed mouse holes are small, clear-cut, and about the size of a dime. Gnawed rat holes are large, about the size of a quarter, with rough torn edges.
Oily rub marks are left in places where rodents travel along walls. If rub marks smear, you know they are fresh. Gnaw marks on wood around the house also are a sign. Tooth marks about one eighth inch long are typical of rats and small scratch marks are a sign of mice.
Common rodent pathways are generally along interior walls, building foundations, ledges, pipes, electrical wires, conduits, tree branches and fence rails.
Norway rats nest in burrows outdoors deep in the ground. Roof rats typically nest above ground in attics, trees, or dense vegetation. Mice will shred paper, string, and other pliable materials to build their nests indoors.
Rodents are nocturnal. At night they often create scratching sounds as they run inside walls and along floors
Pets tend to act unusual when they hear or smell rodents in the house. They may appear extremely alert, bark, or begin to paw at spaces beneath refrigerators, stoves, or low-clearance pieces of furniture.