Mice and Rats can spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent.
- Scratching noises
- Gnaw Marks
- Rub Marks
- Chewed Wires
Prevention & Treatment:
The primary strategy for preventing human exposure to rodent diseases is effective rodent control in and around the home. We achieve this through an IPM program designed specifically for your needs. Our IPM approach can include all of some of the following: eliminating any food sources, sealing even the smallest entries into homes, and successfully trapping, and or baiting for rodents in and around your home or office space.
- Mice can breed year-round, but when living outdoors, they breed mostly in the spring and fall. They average 8 litters in a single year. With about 6-12 mice per litter, a single mouse can give birth to around 96-100 babies a year!
- Mice can fit through openings the size of a dime and they can be very hard to control with over the counter products.
- Eat through cardboard, wood, plaster and even plastic.
- Gnaw on electrical wiring, which can potentially cause an electrical fire.
- Contaminate food.