Mice & Rats

Did you know mice only need a tiny hole, the size of dime to enter your home as they search of food and shelter during the cold months.  Once inside they bring a healthy appetite, eating 15 to 20 times a day; their big and growing family stays busy looking for food. While looking for food mice constantly chew on anything in their way; boxes,  furniture, electrical wires are favorites.

How Do I Know If I Have Rats?

How Do I Know If I Have Rats
How Do I Know If I Have Mice? Sometimes you may not see the mouse but you will spot the droppings they leave behind, close to a hundred black little pebbles a day. They also leave behind tiny drops of urine nonstop. Since mice carry germs and diseases, they bring a health risk as they run around your home on floors and counter tops.  E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella are some well known germs that mice can pick up and spread.

Why Do I See Multiple Mice?

Multiple Mice
Mice live in groups, they have large litters and breed frequently. A mouse can have a dozen babies every three weeks.  If you see a mouse in your house chances are there are many more or there will be soon. It is wise to contact a licensed pest and rodent professional as soon as possible. Call us today!

The Differences Between Mice & Rats?

The Differences
Common rats in the US are Norway rats and roof rats. Because their front incisors keep growing their whole life, rats gnaw constantly. If they are in or around your home they can cause substantial damage.

Do Rats & Mice Carry Diseases?

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Rats are hated mostly because they are tied to the spread of disease. In the middle ages, fleas transported by rats, were responsible for the bubonic plague that killed millions. Rats can spread diseases through their feces or urine or a bite. They can also spread diseases by transporting fleas, ticks or mites.
Rats bring serious problems anywhere they roam and they are hardly ever seen and difficult to catch.  If you do see a rat, there is most likely many more because they are running out of room. Call a rodent professional as soon as possible!

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Mice & Rats