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Professional Mice And Rodent Pest Control Findlay Ohio

A creature, you do not want to encounter in the dark is the mouse. It is unfortunate when humans are forced to share their homes with mice. Contrary to belief, rodents are divided into categories or taxonomic groups. Rodents are a mixture of herbivores and predators, with fewer of the latter.

Herbivore rodents feed on seeds, roots, stems, leaves, and flowers from various plant species. Some rodent species feed on tree bark, moss, herbs, root tubers, and grasses.

The tails of these critters are normally long and oftentimes the same length as the head and body combined. All in all, pretty long when all things are considered. The tails are also multi-colored and when compared to the house mouse, the deer mouse has much larger eyes and eyes. While the house mouse does have large eyes and ears, the deer mouse is bigger. The droppings of the deer mouse are similar in color, but can usually be differentiated by shape. They are sharp with pointed ends.

What Are The Most Common Signs Of A Rodent Infestation?

Rodents are diligent creatures when it comes to survival. In their natural habitats, rodents – squirrels, dormice, rats, gophers, porcupines, mice, springhares, hampsters, beavers, coypu, and blesmol – spend the majority of their time performing survival tasks.

When rodents infiltrate commercial and residential establishments, it may be days, weeks, or months before they are discovered by the occupants. In the meantime, it is crucial to be on the lookout for signs that point to a rodent infiltration:

  • Fecal droppings
  • Nests made of paperboard, fabric, cotton, sticks, and other materials
  • Gnaw marks on structures constructed from plastic, wood, vinyl, and other materials
  • Audible sounds like rustling, chirping, scratching, and squeaking

Rodent Fecal Dropping Characteristics

Small rodent fecal droppings are the size of a cooked granule of rice. The fecal material can be found along trails the rodents traveled, feeding areas, and near nests. Rodent feces are black in color, with a foul odor. Once you successfully identify rodent droppings, you will find it easier there on out.

Why Do Rodents Infiltrate Residential And Commercial Establishments?

What it comes down to is, the most basic of natural instincts, survival! Mice are constantly seeking food, water, and shelter for survival. They’ve been known to get into homes via small holes. Any hole smaller than a ¼” in diameter should be considered a potential entrance for mice. You’d be surprised at the capabilities of mice. These critters can enter into buildings and structures through some of the most unpredictable places. Combine this with the fact that most structures aren’t problem sealed, and it should now be more than easy to see why your space is infested.

Do Mice Carry Diseases And/Or Parasites?

Most people know that rats and mice are constantly gnawing, but they don’t understand why they are constantly chewing and gnawing. This is because their front teeth are constantly growing. In order to prevent these teeth from overgrowing, the critters will have to constantly gnaw and chew. They’ll do so on common household items and materials like drywall, insulation, wood furniture, along with other common items. Among all else, rodents pose the threat of house fires by chewing on live electrical wires. Along with all of the above, here are some other common dangers associated with mice and rats.

  • Countertops, cutting boards, and dining room tables, where food is prepared and served
  • Food contaminated with mice fecal matter
  • Permanent damage to structural components of a building
  • Exposed electrical wiring related to mice gnawing

What Is The Safest And Quickest Mice Extermination Strategy?

Our professional mice management is highly recommended among our customers. We take pride in being one of the top pest control companies in the United States. Our goal is to help all residents regain control of their properties following a mice infiltration and infestation.

They are extremely quick and tricky, but the most qualified licensed pest management professional will be ready to deal with these critters. Our pest management professionals are equipped with the right tools and knowledge to handle any type of rodent infestation. They’ll also a diverse range of products and services necessary to eliminate pest infestations. The right professional should also offer follow-up visits just to ensure that the problem is handled effectively and professionally. This is one thing that sets our professional exterminators above the rest.

Does Professional Mice Control Use Dangerous Chemicals?

Professional rat management does utilize chemicals that pose some risks for humans, animals, and the environment. Our goal has always been to protect our clients before, during, and after each pest control treatment. How do you do this, without compromising the health of our customers and their families? First, we refuse to treat rat-infested homes with chemical-based rodent toxins. Second, we only utilize brands approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

When Will The Exterminator Arrive At My Home On Appointment Day?

Our mice control service process takes between 24 and 48 hours to complete, at which time our customer support team will contact you regarding an appointment. During rodent peak season, we may need an additional 12 or 24 hours to complete the process. A member of our customer support team will keep you updated throughout the entire process.

How Can I Keep My Home Rodent-Free Forever?

We understand you are concerned about a repeat rodent problem. This is only natural since you and your family have been traumatized by rodents. It is unfortunate for everyone involved. It is important to note, rodents do not know the trauma they cause their victims. In fact, they rarely give a second thought to what they are doing. Other than to avoid detection, rodents have food and/or shelter in mind when infiltrating homes.

Holes of any size should be sealed with the proper materials, safeguarding the structure. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for weeds, grass, and clutter. All of these can be an attraction for critters. Keeping the yard neatly mowed and clear of clutter is the best possible way to approach this problem. After this, you’ll want to tackle the food. Make sure all food in the kitchen is stored in sealed, airtight containers, preventing entry. Lastly, you’ll want to make water sources inaccessible to the rodents, here on out.

Physical Characteristics And Behaviors Utilized To Identify Rats

There are numerous misconceptions and misinformation when it comes to pest control. Of all of these, rats and mice probably have to be ranked at the top. Most people make the assumption that rats and mice are the same critters. This is not the case at all, While similar, these two critters can be completely different when compared side by side.

Features utilized by exterminators and scientists to identify rats include the following:

  • Up to 9 inches in length
  • Grayish/brown or brown shaggy fur
  • Blunt-shaped nose
  • Hairless tail up to 8 inches long
  • Black fecal droppings the shape of raw granules of rice

All this being, these rodents do share one thing in common. And, this one is probably the most important of all. It is that the signs of an infestation are exactly alike. The next problem becomes determining what type of rodent infestation you are dealing with, but as long as you know you have an infestation, you are miles area.

Should I Be Concerned About My Children After Rat Infiltration?

Like mice, rats spread diseases, such as hantavirus, bubonic plague, rat-bite fever, tularemia, and leptospirosis. Rats are known to bite their victims, resulting in rate-bite fever. This condition can be life-threatening in people with chronic illnesses and immunocompromised disorders. If you are concerned about rat-borne illnesses, do not hesitate to seek a consultation with your primary care physician.

Our pest control protocol prohibits our exterminators from treating rodent-infested homes with chemical-based pellets.

What Is The Best Rodent Prevention Strategy?

Our residential rodent management delivers 100 percent effectiveness when all occupants of the home are involved. We suggest getting involved in the pest control process right from the get-go. We welcome your questions and suggestions. Your voice means a lot to us, so do not hesitate to give us your input.

We offer free consultations, inspections, and written quotes for all of our pest control services. We understand, you are working on a budget, as most Findlay consumers do. Our technicians will devise a rodent strategy specifically for your home to ensure maximum results.

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