June is a busy pest month, especially for rodents. Rats and mice are bad news. Rats and mice both carry diseases that you, your children, and pets can catch.
Another fact: rodents breed like crazy, ruin food, and spread disease. Mice can have 5-10 litters of babies per year! Even small populations can lead to big problems.
Sometimes homeowners will try to get a handle on smaller populations of mice or rats by using traps or poisons. The problem with poisons: the don’t get rid of all the pests.
Even when they DO work, the pest can get trapped in your wall and die which can leave a terrible odor. Traps work too but they usually do not kill all of the mice or rats. Those that are left just breed more rodents.
Larger populations? Call in for reinforcements!
When the population grows larger there are several issues that must be handled by a professional exterminator like Ecology Exterminating.
First, our technicians find where the pests are getting into your home. We then use special rodent excluding materials to blocking access, stopping the influx of new mice or rats.
Next, the breeding population must be destroyed. Traps alone don’t do a good job, and poisons need to be placed in specific locations where they will be effective without causing other problems.
Ecology uses specially registered rodenticides — in the lowest possible effective dose — to protect your family.
Finally, Ecology technicians work with you to identify and clean up any potential food stores. This helps make rodenticides more effective since mice and rats can’t find alternate sources of food. If you have been trying to get rid of mice or rats, don’t fight alone.
Call in the professionals at Ecology Exterminating Service.Back to blog