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Rodent Control Experts
A few rats or mice can quickly become a dangerous infestation.
The adult mouse is small and slender and about 1-2 inches long, excluding the tail. The house mouse has large ears, a pointed nose, and small eyes. The tail is as long as the head and body combined. The fur color varies, but it is usually a light grey or brown, and on occasion, a darker color. House mice have a characteristic musky odor that identifies their presence. A mouse will eat almost anything but prefer cereal grains, seeds, or sweet material. They require very little water, obtaining most of their water needs from their food. House mice in a city environment may spend their entire life in buildings. In rural and suburban settings, it may not only live inside, but be found outside near foundations, in the shrubbery, weeds, crawl spaces, basements, or in garages. A house mouse can squeeze through openings slightly larger than ¼ inch across. House mice frequently find their way into homes in the fall of the year, when outdoor temperatures at night become colder. Their food supply decreases during the colder months, so they move inside nesting closer to a food supply.
They make their nest from soft materials like paper, insulation, or furniture stuffing. You can find these nests in many places, including: in walls, ceiling voids, storage boxes, drawers, under major appliances, or within the upholstery of furniture. Outside, you’ll find nests in debris or ground burrows. If there are good living conditions (food, water, and shelter), they can multiply rapidly. They mature in two months, producing about eight litters in a one-year lifetime. Each litter has 4-7 pups.
Rodent Control Services
Our experts are just a call away when it comes to rodent control. Here is what you can expect from our rodent control services:
- Free inspection
- A plan and quote
- Treatment options
- Monitoring of the situation until your rodent problem is solved