The Most Effective Mice Control and Extermination Methods
House mice are covered in short hair that can be light brown, or gray to black with lighter bellies. Usually, they make their homes in farm fields, grassy and wooded areas, building nests in areas that are dark and protected from the elements, and close to a food source. And often attracted by the smell of food and the warmth of a building, they can use any opening like utility lines, pipe openings and gaps beneath doors to gain entry into your home.
To prevent mice from entering the property, all cracks, crevices, holes and gaps, larger than a pen cap should be sealed with cement, foam or mixing compound. Don’t seal the holes with wood though, as mice are capable of chewing through it with ease.
Cleanliness in your house also affects this pest infestation. Be sure to wash dishes immediately after use. Store food in glass or metal containers with tight lids. Leave no crumbs and morsels on tabletops, countertops and floors. And when a home is already infested, prevention methods prove inefficient. The most effective mouse control techniques are the ones administered by trained and experienced professionals.
No More Rodents at Home With Our Rat Removal Service
Roof rats are adept climbers and tend to build their nests in locations above ground. They can be found in raised or secure enclosures like walls, attics, false ceilings and cabinets. They are primarily active at night. Here are some signs of rats infestation:
- Observation: Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed. If you see rats during the day, that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby.
- Burrows or nests: Holes in the ground around foundations, nests in the attics or trees are evidence you have a rat problem.
- Squeaky sounds: Noises produced by scurrying rats, scratching in the walls or even noises from the nest building.
- Gnaw marks: Rats need to chew and gnaw wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth sharp.
- Droppings: Rats produce a lot of feces and its presence is a surefire way to spot an infestation. A good practice is to remove these droppings and later inspect to see if new ones were deposited.
Adequate Treatment For Mouse, Rat and Rodent Infestations
Mice and rats are very different in their habits, behavior and habitats, so the first requirement to a treatment program is to correctly identify the species and develop a working plan accordingly. Another important treatment component is customer education, so you are aware of the concepts of the proposed rodent control program. Mice extermination and rats removal involve both non-chemical and chemical methods.
Some of the more important non-chemical techniques are:
- Exclusion and sealing of holes with screens, door sweeps and other materials to keep the rodents from entering your home
- Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that support mouse and rat population
- Keep vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of your house
- Remove clutter and any debris that create a great hiding or nesting place
- Use traps and other mechanical means to exterminate the infestation
Mice and rats control with the help of chemical products involves baits designed to kill them. Our treatment program is usually performed in one major visit and we might need to organize a second visit to take away bait boxes and dead rodents. And if you book a guaranteed service with us, you get 2 free follow-up visits within a period of 3 months after the initial service. Call (847) 450-0358 now for a free quote and additional questions you might have.