Rodents

Rodents

Damage: Rats and mice cause a massive loss of food worldwide.

Besides eating our food, rodents spoil it by contamination with their feces, urine, or fur.

They also cause damage to our buildings by their burrowing and gnawing activity. Rodents will gnaw through many types of materials in order to reach a location including lead sheathing, cinder block, aluminum siding and some concrete.

Characteristics: Rodents reproduce rapidly with major activity at night. Under stable conditions rodent movement for both rats and mice is limited.

A Norway or Roof rat will move within a diameter of 98 to 164 ft. and a house mouse,10 to 33 ft. If conditions are unstable or there are changes such as new building, they may expand the diameter. They may also expand their range in protected areas such as in sewers, in passages between buildings, and under groundcovers.

Rats tend to eat most of their food at one time, where mice will nibble a little at a time.

Rats tend to be cautious and mice are more curious.

Both of these rodents are able to squeeze through extremely small openings; 1/4 inch for mice and 1/2 inch for rats.

Rodents can be found not only in our homes, but supermarkets, restaurants, warehouses, food processing facilities, livestock facilities, and farm fields.

Treatment: You will want a complete rodent elimination to occur before the rodents move to another area.

A successful rodent control program includes a combination of baiting and trapping for the highest rate of success.

However, if the rodent population is large, begin with a high quality rodent bait, in order to quickly knock down a population and prevent rapid growth.

We offer traps and mice for both mice control and for rat control programs.