Rat & Mice Control Services
Our buildings are ideal for rats and mice because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. For these reasons you may notice rats and mice inside buildings more in the cooler months.
Rats and Mice Can…
Spread disease To humans via their droppings or urine.
Spread sickness and death Via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms.
Cause extensive physical damage To doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery.
Spoil and Contaminate food With their droppings, urine or fur.
Droppings New rodent droppings are shiny and pliable and within 2-3 days become dull and hard. Mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and have pointed ends. Rat droppings are up to 12mm long and have blunted endsRubmarks These are greasy smear marks and they are caused when rodents rub their fur against vertical surfaces such as walls
Burrows Rat burrows are normally found next to waterways and buildings.
SoundsRats and Mice are normally heard at night and they include squeaking in the case of mice and clawing and gnawing in the case of rats.
Nest A rodent nest is usually made of rags and paper and cardboard.
Gnawing Rats gnaw to keep their incisors down and use wood, metal, conduit and cables in order to do this. When rats gnaw cables for instance this can expose bare wires and cause short circuits or fires.
Set up a guaranteed program to control rodents in a building and it’s surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems.
Inspect We will carry out a survey and report our findings.
We place and secure special rodent bait available only to licensed pest controllers. The baits are secured in lockable rodent bait stations and placed out of reach of children and pets. In roof voids, we secure the bait with wire to avoid rodents dragging the baits out into your home or garden.
Tracking PowdersSometimes we may need to use rodent tracking powders.
What You Can Do with our Help and Advice
SanitationYou can reduce food and water available to rodents. One way you can help is to avoid keeping rubbish indoors overnight.
Proofing We can advise you on ways you can help to proof your home against rodent entry. This may include simple measures such as fixing mesh over holes to prevent rodent entry.
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Mice belong to the order of Rodents & are smaller than rats. They live in agricultural fields closer to our immediate environment & even in our homes. Known to be originally from the Northern parts of India, where still revered, they migrated to the Mediterranean Basin around 8000 BC. They are known to have been in Europe since 1000 BC.
Sporting a long snout, scarcely haired thin long tail which they use to provide balance, & with ears small & rounded they look almost like a rat, but in a concised form. Those that live in the field are called field mice, & those that live in our homes are called house mice
They make a sharp squeaking noise when alarmed & also prior to mating. Males tend to stand on their hind legs when confronted by sexual competitors. They have no cannibalistic habits though they are omnivorous by nature
They invade homes seeking food & sometimes even shelter to evade predators that generally give them a much shorter life span, than when they live among humans. Whilst Field mice could have life spans of less than one year, house mice could live for about 2-3 years.
Among the mammalian genera living on Earth, mice are considered the most successful due to their remarkable ability to adapt to any environment. This has been their forte to have evolved to be closest genetically & biologically to humans. They are considered model organisms in the study of biology & medicine.
It is because of this that they are preferred for study in most biological & psychological laboratory tests, where humans cannot be used. They can also be easily manipulated genetically though some animal rights advocators detest this practice.
Another important factor that they are used in laboratory tests is because they populate very rapidly, & many generations can be studied in a very short period.
Males & females could start breeding when they are about 50 days old, the females gestation periods are about 19-21 days. Females have litter sizes of 5-14, & they could have anything between 5-10 litters in a year.
This is quite extra ordinary among the mammalian genera. Being small & inexpensive to maintain, scientists are able to make use of them for various studies
Mice are nocturnal animals with very poor eyesight, which they compensate with a high degree of hearing & smell, which they use effectively to evade predators & seek food. Their nests are made of rags, paper & cardboard
They are also reared as pets by some, due to their very docile nature if raised from young. They could be very playful & can be easily trained to perform easy tasks. They build very intricate burrows with different escape routes when threatened by predators.
Latest studies show that the architectural designs of the burrows have a direct relationship to each one’s prewritten genetic composition. Their burrows are generally built closer to waterways & buildings.
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Mice have perennially lived closer to agricultural lands of humans & acting as vermin destroying our crops. Their migration from Northern India to Europe was directly related to the movement of human habitation, as they were dependent on human’s agricultural fields for their sustenance. It is since this time that we humans realized their potential as pests.
They can cause severe structural damages to buildings made of wood, to doors, skirting boards, books upholstery & food containers. They can contaminate food kept open or even stocked grain & water. Their droppings, urine & fur can spread some very dangerous diseases.
Parasites that tend to live on them can spread sickness & some very strong allergies in humans. Worms in their droppings can be very dangerous, if contaminated with whatever we consume.
Their fur falls off when they rub against walls & similar other upright areas which can be blown with winds to our food & water, causing sickness in humans. Dust contaminated with mice droppings have contributed to a very fatal disease that spread in the Hantan river area in South Korea in the 1970’s.
It was called Hantavirus, & is still prevalent in western United States. It causes irritation of the lungs & has been fatal & is due to the very close contact between humans & mice.
Mice are the main cause of some very dangerous diseases like Leptospirosis & Bubonic plague, among many others. They are very susceptible carriers of disease & sickness.
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The most effective mice control method is to deny them food & water in our homes & immediate surroundings. If we can achieve this we can see a very drastic reduction in the mice population in & around our house.
Shutting all possible entry points to our homes could also help immensely. Placing meshes where required could be an additional deterrent to their easy nocturnal entry into our homes.
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Having a cat at home can be another important step in mice control. In fact tracing the history of domestic cats we find that cats were domesticated by humans in the early middle ages to combat the menace of mice. Cats have been doing a wonderful job, & have been seen as a frontline defense for humans faced with the problem of mice.
If the above two easy methods are carried out we will not have a problem with mice, but it is easier said than done. Human nature is such that we can never discipline ourselves to follow set guide lines, even those we profess strictly on a long time basis. Hence the perennial problem we have with mice will be carried forward to our future generations too.
In the context we would need the experienced & expert services of licensed pest control professionals to help us out in our predicament, of effective mice control.
CLEAN AND TIDY HOME
Everybody likes a clean and tidy home. A tidy place is not a comfortable playground for a mouse or any such creature. But unfortunately there seems to be occasions where naughty rodents have had access to houses , even when the house is spick and span. Have you too experienced that uncomfortable threat from rats? If so, surely your main concern for the day would be “Rat control”
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Yes, we know it’s a nuisance and it will rob your peace of mind
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We know that rat control is not easy. Because they are a very very evasive species. But we are proud to tell you that we have mastered rat control and there is no escape for those irritating rodents when we come to the scene. Yes, that’s the good news for you and that’s our promise. Rat control is like a hobby for us. But our hobby can mean a lot of protection for your home. When we engage in rat control exercises, naturally your home becomes a place minus rats and you will be assured a good night’s sleep.
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