Mice and Rats

Rats and Mice are rodents that not only destroy and damage materials by gnawing, eating and contaminating, but they are also a danger to human health through the transmittal of disease.

Signs of infestation include:

  • Gnaw Marks: New gnaw marks or holes tend to be rough where older marks are smooth from wear. Older markings are often greasy.
  • Droppings: Fresh droppings are soft and moist whereas old droppings are dried and hard.
  • Tracks and Footprints: Front foot 4-toed usually in front of a longer hind print with 5 toes. Fresh track are clear and sharp whereas old are partially obscured by dust.
  • Rub Marks: Dark greasy markings of vertical surfaces. Fresh marks are soft, greasy and easily smear whereas old are dry and flaky.
  • Burrows: Found in earthen banks, under concrete slabs and under walls. If active free of dust and cobwebs. Main opening usually with hard packed soil, rub marks may be visible.
  • Runways: Consistently follow same paths, usually along walls, stacked merchandise, etc. Active runways will have a greasy appearance, free of dust, cobwebs and will contain fresh tracks and droppings.
  • Damaged Goods: Meat, fish, cereal, fruits and vegetables. Dog food is a favorite.

Control

The key to control is identification, sanitation, harborage elimination and rat proofing. Call us for an estimate to help control your rat or mice problem today.

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