How Do I Get Rid of Rodents Around My Home?
Getting rid of mice and rats can be tricky since rodents can find their way into your home or business in a variety of ways. Wildlife Management Services pest control experts will assess your rodent problem and any mice or rat damage prior to using environmentally friendly pest control methods. We will then work with you to establish an effective and long-lasting rodent control plan, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to unwelcome rodent problems. And because the Eco-Wise™ Pest Control method for rat and mice control is environmentally friendly, there is no concern for your family and pets.
How Do I Locate a Rodent Infestation?
Determining where mice and rats are coming from is the first step in eliminating rodent infestation problems. Take a close look around your home or business to try to determine the source or largest infestation area.
Where Do Rat & Mice Infestations Occur?
- crawl spaces
- utility rooms
- crawl spaces
- soffit areas
- drainage culverts & pipes
Questions to Ask About Rodent Problems:
- Where have you seen mice or rats?
- How many rodents have you seen?
- What time of the day?
- Where do mice or rats go when startled?
- What size rodents are you seeing?
- Have you seen rodents outside?
- Do you have a crawl space?
What Kind of Mice & Rats are in my home?
Identifying Mice & Rats
The deer mouse makes its home outdoors in sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris. The deer mouse rarely invades homes, and is found in rural areas. On the rare occasion the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics.
Deer mouse problems can transmit the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice.
The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. It can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. House mice can breed throughout the year and can share nests. House mice prefer to live in structures, but they can live outdoors.
Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. House mice problems can also bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into your home.
Norway rats live in fields, farm lands and in structures. Rats are often found in woodpiles. Rats can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter. Rats are excellent climbers and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce. These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.
Norway rat problems occur when they enter buildings. They can chew through wiring, causing fires. Norway rat infestations can also spread numerous diseases.
Roof rats get their name from their tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. They can also be found under, in and around structures. Ranging in size from 6 to 8 inches in length, not including their tails, they have very poor vision and are color blind. Roof rat infestations have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste.
Roof rats can be found in the upper parts of buildings, and can also be found under, in and around structures. They only need a space of one-half inch to get into buildings.
Roof rat problems secured their place in history by spreading the highly dangerous bubonic plague. They support many ectoparasites and urinate on food. Roof rat infestations are known for the damage they cause by chewing on materials and eating stored foods.
Call Wildlife Management Services to Get Rid of Mice & Rats
Wildlife Management Services has the knowledge, equipment, and skills to take care of all your problems with mice & rats and will show you how to get rid of them for good! Wildlife Management EcoWise Pest Control Services are available throughout the United States and Canada. If you are not in the Minneapolis area, please call 1.800.274.8837 to find an office near you.
We have the professional wildlife management solutions you need!