Successful home pest control will require communication and cooperation between you and the company. Ask questions and make sure you understand the treatment and your responsibilities in making the treatment a success.This allows us to provide the best home pest control service possible to our customers. Call Home pest control Team today to protect your home with the nation’s top pest management service. Pest control rats, mouse/mice problems, beetles,carpenter ants, moths, flies, termites, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets.Repair attic and crawlspace problems such as sanitizing and insulation removal & repair after rodent damaged . Carcass animal removal.
We offer the most advanced pest protection plan for your home with a 30 years experience.Proactive strategies that prevent pest from nesting in your home.
•Attic and Crawlspaces are rodents ideal place to nest.
•Attic and Crawlspace clean-ups and securing to prevent infestation in the future.Excluding access points, sanitizing affected areas.Our goal is long term control. We will warranty our work for a year.
•Rodents and other animals love to nest in our homes, particularly our attics and/or substructure crawlspaces resulting in serious compromises to our hygiene and costly damage to insulation, wiring and other structural components. Compressed and shredded insulation drastically reduces its R-factor equating heat loss and increased heating expenses.
•Mosquitoes,Flies,insects and Other pests enter through small openings around windows and door frames. •Bedbugs tend to settle in close proximity with their food sources. YOU!
•Garbage stored under sinks can be an attraction to Rats, Roaches,Ants,Flies etc. •Food not sealed can attract pantry pests.
•Piles of wood around your home for long periods of time will attract pests. Rat Control & Removal Mouse Facts:prevention, control, health hazards. Mice travel over their entire territory daily, investigating each change or new object that may be placed there. Mice have poor vision, hence their activity patterns rely heavily on smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Mice use the long sensitive whiskers near the nose and hairs on the body as tactile sensors.
The whiskers and hairs enable the mouse to travel in the dark, adjacent to walls in burrows. Mice also have an excellent sense of balance, enabling them to walk along telephone wires, ropes and similar thin objects. Mice are excellent jumpers, capable of leaping at least 12 inches vertically.
Mice can jump against a flat vertical surface using it as a spring board to gain additional height. They can run up almost any vertical surface; wood, brick, weathered sheet metal, cables, etc. They can easily travel for some distance hanging upside down. Although they are good swimmers, mice tend to take to water only if left with no other alternative. Mice are basically nocturnal in nature. House mice breed throughout the year and can become pregnant within 48 hours of producing a litter.
There are usually about 6 mice to a litter and females may produce as many as ten litters (about 50 young) per year. It takes 18 to 21 days for gestation, and 35 days for a mouse to mature. Most mice live anywhere from 15 to 18 months. They make their nests out of the same types of soft materials as rats, and as many as 3 females may use the same nest. They commonly nest in insulation in attics, also in stoves and under refrigerators. Mice do not travel far from their nest, about 12 to 20 feet.
How to Get Rid of Mice, Mouse Control Seattle
1. Get rid of the reason rodents are being attracted:food. The most common rodent attractant in urban locations is wild bird seed. Once a constant food source has been detected, rodents will leave pheromone trails for their family members to follow. This could result in a large populations being attracted to your home or business. An abundant supply of food will also speed up their reproductive cycle. Most people who feed wild birds don’t realize they are probably feeding more rodents than birds. Pet food, grass seed and poorly stored human food are other attractants.
2. Eliminate the route rodents are taking to enter living and working space. Once inside a building, rodents will follow plumbing and wiring to access all levels and many rooms. Gaps around pipes should be blocked. Pay special attention to pipes under the kitchen sink, bathrooms, laundry room and hot water tank.
3. Remove the Rodents. Once you have stopped attracting them and blocked off their entry points, you can focus attention on eliminating the rodent population. You will have a hard time attracting rodents to bait on a trap or poison bait, if you have not eliminated their usual source of food. Baiting techniques.
Don’t bother trying to catch them in live traps. Click here for the reason. Feeding Habits Mice normally feed 15 to 20 times per day and will eat pretty much anything a human will eat. Food preference is cereal or seed, but also gnaw through insulation or wires, sheet rock, storage boxes, etc. Mice are nibblers.
They do small amounts of damage to many food items in “home range”, rather than doing extensive damage to any one item. While mice are nibblers and feed many times in many places, they have two main feeding periods, at dusk and just before dawn. They have to consume about 10% to 15% of their body weight every 24 hours and require extremely small amounts of water.
Disease & Sanitation Factors
Mice droppings sometimes are confused with droppings from the larger species of roaches, such as the American roach. Mice droppings are smooth with pointed ends, and are 1/8th to 1/4 inch long. In six months, one pair of mice can eat about 4 pounds of food and during that period produce some 18,000 fecal droppings. Deer mice are a primary vector of Hantaviral infections which cause hemorrhagic fevers.
Mice may infect food with their droppings transmitting such organisms as salmonella and the microscopic eggs of tapeworms. Mice transmit disease in a number of ways including biting, infecting human food with their droppings or urine, indirectly via the dog or cat and bloodsucking insects. The most common way mice transmit disease organisms is by contaminating food with their droppings and/or urine.
The most threatening organism spread by mice is Salmonella, a cause of food poisoning, spread via droppings. Other transmittable organisms include tapeworms via droppings, rat-bite fever via bites, infectious jaundice/leptospirosis/Weil’s Disease via urine in food or water, a fungus disease (Favus) of the scalp either by direct contact or indirectly via cats, plague and murine typhus via fleas, Rickettsial pox via the mite Liponyssoides sanguineus (Hirst), lymphocytic choriomeningitis via droppings, and possibly poliomyelitis (polio). Another problem is house mouse mite dermatitis which is caused by these mites when they feed on humans.
Mice Prevention & Control
Good sanitation is essential for effective long term control. Mice can enter any opening larger than 1/4 inch, making it virtually impossible to completely mouse proof a building. The control of mice can be widely varied, depending on the individual situation. It may range from physically altering the conditions allowing the infestation, such as covering holes, filling cracks, etc. to baiting or trapping.
◦Pest control measures – insects & rodents
◦Attic/crawlspace Cleanup & Insulation
◦Decontamination from rodent infestation
◦Crawl space vapor barrier repair
◦Repair or construction of crawl space access covers and foundation ventilation ◦Read Our FAQ’s
Pests are organisms-mostly insects and rodents-that in some way harm or threaten humans in the following ways:
◦Health: Fleas and other parasites, wasps that sting, spiders that bite, flies that spread disease, insect and mite-induced asthma, or rats or mice that bite or otherwise spread disease
◦Food: Meal moths and other insects that eat and taint the taste of food, or rats & mice that consume and contaminate food and food preparation surfaces
◦Valuables: Clothing moths, beetles that destroy antique furniture, insects that destroy old paper documents, and the gnawing of rodents
◦Structures: Termites and carpenter ants that eat or otherwise tunnel in structural timbers
◦Comfort: When we’re simply annoyed by pesky gnats & flies, cobwebs across our picture window, or the constant trail of nuisance ants across our kitchen counter
◦Financial Security: Health problems and structural damage are costly
Structural Pest Control refers to the prevention, management, or eradication of pests that occur in and around structures that people inhabit. Our comprehensive approach considers the needs of each situation, balancing the need for preventive measures, exclusion, least-toxic chemical control, and eliminating “conducive conditions.”
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