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Are you worried that your home might have rodents? Unfortunately, rodent infestations are more common than you could ever imagine. These pests are very problematic since they can turn your life upside down. They’re dangerous and destructive. Although there are other rodents in our area, the two most common are the deer mouse and house mouse. House mice are small rodents that usually do not have hair. Their noise is pointed and black. Plus, they have large ears and distinct eyes. These pests can range in color. They have either black or light brown fur. As for their bellies, they’re either buff or gray.
You’ll also encounter deer mice. They are bi-colored. Their feet are white while their bellies and undersides are white too. One thing that sets deer mice apart is the fact that their tails are very long. They’re also multi-colored. Remember that both rodents are going to leave small, black droppings around your home. The droppings will have a smelly, musty odor.
Identifying Rodent Infestations
Do you think that rodents are living in your home? If so, it shouldn’t be difficult to find out. In general, it is easy to identify rodent infestations because these pests leave many signs. For starters, you’re going to find rodent droppings throughout your home. While they can be found anywhere in the home, they’re primarily found near nesting and eating spots.
You may find small nests in your home. Look for scratch and teeth marks on your food containers, furniture, and walls. Finally, you should try listening carefully at night.
More About Droppings
It is wise to learn more about rodent droppings. Once you know what to look for, you’ll easily be able to identify an infestation. For starters, you should know that most droppings range in size from 3 to 6mm. They’re granular. In many ways, rodent droppings look like grains of rice. Finally, they’re going to emit a musty odor. If you find these droppings around your home, you likely have a rodent infestation.
What Causes Rodents?
What will cause rodents to enter your home? Ultimately, it is simple. Rodents are commensal. Therefore, you should understand that they want to live in your home, eat your food, and drink your water. Rodents can get everything they need to survive by entering your home. It doesn’t help that they can enter a residential structure using the smallest holes. They can enter a home through a hole that is only a quarter of an inch in diameter.
While some pests are incredibly dangerous, others are not. If you’re worried about rodents, you should be. These pests are very dangerous. In fact, they could be the most dangerous pests in the world. One thing to remember is that rodents can spread illnesses using their urine and feces. Plus, they could bite and scratch. While they can spread other illnesses, mice primarily spread Hantavirus, Plague, Lassa Fever, Rat-Bite Fever, Hemorrhagic Fever, and more. Suffice to say, it is essential to eliminate these pests as quickly as possible. Doing so will pay dividends. Another issue is the fact that rodents often chew on items to keep their front teeth short.
When they chew on your furniture, they can cause extensive damage. They could also chew through your electrical wires. Unfortunately, this can lead to electrical fires.
- Rodents can contaminate your food and make you sick
- They can spread many dangerous illnesses
- They’ll damage your home and belongings
- A rodent infestation could cause an electrical fire
Getting Rid Of Rodents
You’ll want to get rid of rodents as quickly as possible. It is best to act quickly because these pests are not going to leave on your own. You won’t be able to grab these pests with your hands. They’re too fast and it would be too dangerous. It is best to let a professional handle it for you. We’ve got you covered. We provide safe, rapid solutions to right the ship before further problems occur.
Our technicians are going to provide you with fast results. After your call, we’ll get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.
At the end of the day, we strive to provide our clients with safer solutions. We’ll do everything we can to keep you safe. First, we’re going to resolve the problem using EPA-registered products. Our technicians have trained extensively to ensure that you’re going to be protected at all times.
Preventing Mice Invasions
It can be difficult to eliminate rodents. Therefore, it is sometimes easier to keep these pests out of your home in the first place. If you can do that, you’ll be able to avoid future problems. First, you need to begin cleaning your home thoroughly. If you don’t clean your home, there is a good chance that rodents will invade. They’ll be able to find food in your home. Therefore, they’ll stay and thrive in your home. You’ll also want to keep your grass cut. Doing so will eliminate their potential hiding spots outside your home. When storing items in your home, you need to make sure that they’re in durable containers. Make sure that they cannot chew through your food boxes easily.
- First, make sure that your exterior walls are secure. Block any holes you find.
- Your trash should be taken out regularly.
- Be sure to store your food in durable containers. Use tough containers.
- Finally, clean up messes and spills quickly.
Why NYC Residents Are Choosing Our Mice And Rat Removal Services
Mice and rats are truly troublesome pests. Unfortunately, living in the NYC area you are likely to encounter these critters at least once in your life. This is especially true if you are investing in an older home. These pests can get inside the walls, gnaw on electrical wires, and destroy drywall or plaster. Not to mention that they are going to leave contaminated droppings everywhere. Breathing in these droppings day to day can lead to serious health concerns. This is just one of the many reasons that more and more NYC residents are opting for our mice and rat removal services.
Helping Your Prevent Future Infestations
At the end of the day, there is a reason that you are currently dealing with your infestation. Maybe you left food out, maybe you have clutter or maybe you have unsealed spaces in your attic or the basement. Whatever the situation is, there is some reason that the mice and rats are there. Our highly trained techs will not only make your precious home pest-free, but they will help you determine why the infestation is there and how you can prevent a future infestation.
Proper Trap Placement
Most homeowners think that they can just run out and buy a bunch of peanut butter and wooden traps to eradicate their rat infestation. Sure, this is a good start, but it really boils down to more than that. It comes down to the proper placement of the traps as well. Not to mention that these traps are going to kill or harm the critter. Sure, you want them gone from your home, but do you really want to harm them? Our techs not only safely remove rats and mice from the home, but we can show you how to properly place the traps.
Traps should be place perpendicular to walls with the trigger section facing the baseboard. This ensures that the rat will run directly into the bait rather than running over it.
You would be surprised to learn how much education and art there is to catch rats and mice. This is why we make sure that our techs are always trained to the highest levels with the highest knowledge. We require our techs and inspectors to attend continuing education classes every year. These classes usually include new technological advances and more effective ways to capture rats and mice. Our company goes extra lengths to ensure that our techs are trained with the highest level of knowledge so that they can serve the NYC area in the most effective manner possible.
Why We’re Best
Our company is best for numerous reasons. Some of the most notable will be listed below for your consideration.
- We will do our best to humanely get rid of the rats and mice.
- We’ve done everything possible to keep our prices reasonable.
- Our solutions are safe and will not pose any health risks.
- We will dispose of the rats and mice so you don’t have to.
- We offer free quotes with no obligations.
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Are you ready to eradicate those pests from your home? The best thing to do is to get in touch with us.