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Rodent Control


Rodents are some of the most successful mammal species. They account for 43 percent of all mammals. These are some facts that you should consider. Local exterminators are the best people to control rodents.

  • Rats or mice go after food in our fields, orchards, livestock facilities, and farm fields.
  • Worldwide, the loss of food due to rodents every year equals the amount to feed 200,000,000 people.
  • Rodents can cause economic damage as well as high-cost pest control. In the United States, the annual cost to control rodents is estimated at $100 million.
  • It has been shown that severe asthma can be triggered by a protein found in the urine of mice.
  • Here are some diseases and viruses: Hantavirus, flea and Mite-borne disease, food-borne illness, among others.

Don't panic if you think your home might be plagued by a rat, mouse, or other rodent problem. Here are some things to do.

  • Professional pest control companies can take care of rodent problems.
  • Many homeowners end up poisoning their pets with over-the-counter poisons.
  • It’s possible to get rodent services priced over the telephone, so you don’t have to wait for a salesman to come to your house.
  • Pest services typically take 14 days to solve your current pest problem. There is no magic bullet to use and mice follow the exterminator out of the door. So if you are told that a pest professional can solve your problem in one day, they may be lying.

Different Types of Mice & the Diseases They Carry

There may be a number of viruses and diseases in their excrement. They can be inhaled if they become airborne are spread by the air, resulting in infection. Salmonella can be transmitted to food sources that they come into contact with. Salmonella can cause severe illness if you ingest it. They can also bite, resulting in infection. They may also chew on things in order to keep their teeth worn down as their teeth grow constantly. This can often be electrical wiring, which can cause expensive repairs and even house fires.

Four common pests infest New Jersey and New York homes.

  • The House Mouse: A small rodent measuring approximately 2 inches in length, including its tail and pointed nose, the House Mouse is about 2 inches in length. It has large ears, a pointed nose, and a very long tail. The color is grayish-brown with a gray- or buff-colored belly.
  • The White-Footed Deer Mouse is a light brown mouse with a white underbelly. These mice are slightly bigger than house mice and have larger ears and eyes.
  • The Norway Rat: Also called the brown rat or gray rat and the sewer rat or water rat. This rodent is one of the most commonly found in urban areas. These large rodents measure between 10 and 12 inches in length, including their tails. They are usually grayish-brown in appearance.
The best way to get rid of mice and rats in your home is to hire a professional rodent exterminator.

How did I get mice, rats, or other rodents?

Mice can get into your apartment, condo, or home through cracks and holes. Mice can squeeze through tiny openings as small and narrow as a dime. Rats, being larger, will require larger openings in order to gain access. Both Mice and Rats require food, water, warmth, and shelter. These rodents will seek shelter when the weather is cold in New Jersey and New York. They reproduce quickly once they are provided with warmth, food, and water.

Why is it so difficult to get rid of rats and mice?

Mice and rats are extremely fast. Rats are very wary of new things in their environment, such as bait and traps. There are many rodent repellent options available, but they only work marginally. All entrances to rodent-proof areas must be properly sealed and identified. All rodents should be eliminated using a combination of rodenticides as well as snap traps. A professional pest control company that is experienced in exterminating rodents is the best option.

What are the Signs of a Mice, Rat, and Rodent Infestation

  • You may see rodents such as mice and rats.
  • Cupboards, pantries, and other areas can be contaminated by rodent excrement or mouse droppings.
  • Mice may scratch the walls.
  • You may notice that electrical wires get chewed.

Exterminators will place mice and mouse traps at strategic places in your home. These areas include crawlspaces, basement corners, and attic spaces. Pros won’t place traps in areas that are food-related or where your family is likely to be gathered.

Rodents that live within walls can emerge to search for food. Homeowners may use traps to capture or kill the mice. You can also lure mice from walls using food bait. You may also be able to purchase commercial grade spring-loaded, glue, and live-catch traps.

Contact Shield Pest Control for professional ant removal services in Wayne, NJ or the surrounding areas. Our goal is to make your home feel safe and comfortable.

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