Mice and rats enjoy the same things we do like warmth, food, and shelter. That’s why mice and rats want to make YOUR home, their home. Mouse and rat control is crucial to keeping you family and home safe from bacteria like the salmonella and diseases like hantavirus. Trust the experts in NJ mice and rat control since 1930!
Pest Entry: Mice and rats can enter through small openings in the foundation of a building, or can enter underneath doors that lack proper door sweeps. They are also excellent climbers and will use the pipes on the inside and outside of a building to make their way in. Mice can fit into very tight areas and can make it through holes as small as a 1/4″.
Environment: They are often found in basements and areas with lots of moisture like kitchens and bathrooms. Mice are such good climbers that they are also seen traveling to the upper floors of a building and creating nests on various floors, making them difficult to control. They must also find a food source and can often be found in areas where food is stored and prepared.
Reproduction: Rodents can reproduce very quickly and are difficult to control as a result. Mice reach sexual maturity in as little as two months and can have four to seven young at a time. This means that a population of mice may pop up almost out of no where, and become a problem quickly.
Health/Damage Concerns: Rodents have been known to spread a variety of diseases and can also bring other unwanted pest such as fleas, ticks and lice into the home. These pests are a big problem in New Jersey and cause issues throughout the state, especially in highly populated areas.
Home Remedies: The best home remedy for rodents is exclusion; preventing them from getting in inside in the first place. This often means sealing up gaps around pipes indoors and outside, putting mesh over gutters, and sealing up any cracks in the foundation of the building, among other things. This can be a difficult task, but it will be worth-while in preventing unwanted pest entry.
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