How can something be so cute and be so dangerous and damaging?
The goal of our rodent program which, targets both mice and rats is twofold. One: keep these pests out of your home. Two: reduce mice populations around your home during the winter so the following spring we have a head start on fighting ticks and tick-borne diseases.
Rodents are very destructive to homes and dangerous to our health. They cause damage to building materials including electrical wiring by constant chewing. Mice continuously piddle urine as they move and they spread feces as they explore. Their droppings and urine can spread disease as well as cause stains and foul odor.
Reproduction for both mice and rats begins at 6-10 weeks of age and the gestation period is only about 20 days. For mice the average litter has between 5-6 young. For rats their litters average 7-14 young. Females can breed with ANY available male including family members. Left unchecked rodent populations can quickly expolode.
These diseases are transmitted via:
Our rodent service includes a complete inspection to assess the situation. The three areas we focus on developing are eliminating or reducing food, access and habitat. Unfortuantely, there is no easy and polite way to eliminate rodents and the treatment involves some form of euthanasia. We reduce mice and rat populations around the exterior foundation of the home by installing bait stations around the foundation. Most single-family homes require four stations and ofter only need service during the fall, winter and early spring. Additionally, we will set up a treatment program on the interior if the situation warrants it.