Shape and size:
While some find house mice cute because of their small size, they can be almost as destructive to a home as rats. They gnaw on materials like wood and electrical wires and excrete their waste as they move, making contamination a major issue. House mice are not picky eaters. They will eat just about anything they come across. Due to their small size, house mice can fit into spaces as small as a dime.
Signs of a House Mouse infestation:
House mice are skilled travelers. They gain access to attics and rooftops by using power lines and foliage outside the house. Once inside, they use interior wall voids to move to different areas. Indicators of an infestation can include droppings and gnawed materials such as plastics and wood.
Stop Bugging Me Pest Control’s Rodent Removal Service includes the following:
- Inspection – A thorough inspection is critical to effective rodent control. Your Stop Bugging Me Pest Control technician will take measures to identify all points of entry rodents are using to gain access to the structure. Without a complete understanding of how the rodents are entering and/or exiting the structure, it is nearly impossible to effectively control the issue.
- Exclusion – It is much easier to control rodents outside a structure than from within. Once the points of entry are identified, they must be sealed or screened off. This type of repair can range from simple to complex, and should be checked regularly as they can often break down with time. Our licensed technicians bring years of experience and knowledge of rodent behavior, which is important for effective rodent exclusion.
- Trapping – Once entry points have been excluded, rodents may be sealed inside the structure and trapping will become necessary and much more effective.
- Exterior baiting – After rodents have been excluded from the structure and all of the rodents that were stuck inside have been trapped and disposed of, your best defense is population control. An effective baiting program will reduce rodent populations on the outside of the home, thus reducing the risk of re-infestation. Rodents will always be prevalent in the Pacific Northwest but with an effective baiting program and frequent re-inspection, you can ensure that your home will be protected from future rodent infestations.