The Most Effective Mice Control and Extermination Methods
The house mouse is covered in short hair that can be light brown, or gray to black with a lighter belly. It usually makes its home in farm fields, wooded and grassy areas, building nests in places that are dark and protected from the weather, and close to a food source.
And usually attracted by the smell of food and the warmth of a building, the mouse can use any opening, such as utility lines, pipe openings and gaps beneath doors to enter your house.
When you want to prevent mice from entering your property, all holes, gaps, cracks and crevices, larger than a pen cap must be sealed with foam, cement or mixing compound. Don’t seal the holes with wood, because mice are capable of chewing through it with ease.
House cleanliness also affects a mice infestation. Be sure to wash all dishes after use. Store your food in metal or glass containers with tight lids. Leave no crumbs of bread on countertops, tabletops and floors. And keep in mind that if your home is already invaded, all these prevention techniques prove inefficient. Thus, the most effective mice control solutions are the ones administered by trained and experienced professionals.
No More Rodents at Home With Our Rat Removal Service
Roof rats often build their nests in places above ground. They can be found in raised or secure enclosures, such as attics, false ceilings, walls and cabinetry. Adept climbers and primarily active at night. Here are some of the most common signs of a rat infestation:
- Pure observation: You can’t usually see a rat during the day unless it’s disturbed. And if you do happen to see a rat during the day, this means there’s a very large population nearby
- Find burrows or nests: Look for holes in the ground around foundations, nests in the attics or nearby trees
- Hear squeaky sounds: There are noises produced by scurrying rats or scratching in the walls
- Gnaw marks: Rats keep their teeth sharp by chewing and gnawing wood, plastic and other hard surfaces
- Rat droppings: The presence of feces is a surefire way to spot a rat invasion. A good practice is to remove these droppings to see if new ones will be deposited later
Adequate Treatment For Mouse, Rat and Rodent Infestations
Mice and rats are very different in their behavior, habits and habitat. The foremost requirement to an extermination program is to correctly identify the species and develop a working plan accordingly. Another important mice and rat treatment component is the customer education, so you are aware of the concepts of the delivered rodent control program. Mice extermination and rodent removal involve both chemical and non-chemical techniques.
Some of the more important non-chemical methods are:
- Exclusion and sealing of holes with doors sweeps, screens and other materials to keep the rodents from entering your house
- Exterior and interior sanitation to minimize available food and water sources
- Keep garden vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of your property
- Remove debris and clutter that can create a great nesting and hiding place
- Use traps and other mechanical means to control and exterminate the infestation
Mouse and rat control with the help of chemical products usually involves baits. Our treatment program is often performed in one major visit and then a second one to take away bait boxes and dead rodents. Book our guaranteed service and get 2 follow up visits for free within a period of 3 months. Call 01204 319 027 now for an instant price quote and additional questions you might have.