Even the best rodent control products may not work if you don’t understand the habits of the rodents that invade your home or business. That’s why we like to start with a rodent inspection. Learning what attracted the mice and rats in the first place help to avoid them returning later.
Over the years we have learned the keys to sucessful rodent removal and trapping. Eliminating their entry points and sealing food in airtight containers is a great first step. Don’t forget the pet the food. The CDC coined the phrase “Seal Up. Trap Up. Clean Up.”
It’s not the most glamorous idea for your evening but examining the dropping left behind by you uninvited guests can tell you a lot.
Mice are smaller than rats and excrete poop that is small like rice. It is smooth and pointed on both ends. Most often the mouse poop measures between 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch. Various sizes often is a sign of a larger population with multiple generations.
Due to their increased size, rats produce larger droppings that are usually brown instead of black and not as smooth. Rats also produce a larger quanity of droppings in a day. Both vermin poop near the food source that drew them to the area.
Rats can be a very common concern in the Northwest. Proximity to rural areas coupled with a relaxed demeanor can combine to invite an infestation. Don’t be embarrassed. It happens more than you probably think.
Mice can be difficult to eradicate from your home once they are established. Even the best traps and products can fail without expert knowledge. Let us help you find their entry points and make a plan to remove them and keep them gone for good.
Even though they are outside, they can still be persistent and irritating. Moles are very common to our area and active year round. Ask about our family and pest friendly strategies to remove your unwanted guests.