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Our team of experts will use eco-friendly pesticides and traps to get rid of rats and mice from your homes. We are the one-stop solution to all your rodent issues. Your safety is our priority. Contact us to get a free quote on mice and rats’ infestation.

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What are Mice and Rats?


Mice and rats possess a generic rodent body structure: a long body that tapers toward the head, short legs with four front toes and five hind toes, and a long tail. Both mice and rats have bulging eyes and they come in many different coat colors starting from white to brown and black. All rodents have the common identifying feature of a pair of incisor teeth in the upper jaw. Their other characteristics and behaviors are different.

Rats and mice to the inexperienced eye have similar body shapes, legs, tails, nose, and ears, but a closer look at their body characteristics shows that there are differences in their sizes and features that you can use to distinguish these pests.

How can you identify Mice and Rats?


There are some physical differences via which you can differentiate between mice and rats. Mice typically have a slender body and can weigh up to 25gms. Their tail length is the same as their bodies about 30-100mm. They have large ears that are usually light grey or brown with a lighter shade on their bellies. On the other hand, adult rats can weigh up to 300gms with their tails slightly bigger than their bodies. They have large thin ears and a pointed nose.

Although both rats and mice fall into the rodent category, there are some differences in their behaviors. Mice are smaller but tend to be a bit bolder than rats. They are curious and will explore new things, including traps. Rats typically live in fear, so they are very cautious about new things which sometimes can make it difficult for trapping.

Why are mice and rats dangerous?


Rats and mice can damage buildings, food, clothing, and documents by gnawing, urinating, defecating, and nesting. Since they tend to gnaw on hard objects, like plastic electrical boxes, they can cause fires. Rats are liable to bite more than 4,000 people a year, mostly young children. These can transfer diseases. The urine, droppings, saliva, and dead skin cells of rats and mice may also trigger asthma attacks.

They can also contaminate your food. When cornered, rats will bite to defend themselves. The saliva of some species can carry hazardous diseases, such as Leptospirosis and Hantavirus.

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Why are mice and rats dangerous?


Mice and rats tend to live in packs. So if you spot a single one, it is inevitable that others are lurking about. These are some sure signs of mice and rats infestation in your home:

  • Sighting of mice and rats around home or yard.
  • Fecal droppings around food packages, in cupboards, and under the sink.
  • Nesting material such as shredded paper, fabric, or dried plant matter.
  • Signs of chewing on food packaging.
  • Holes chewed through walls and floors
  • Stale smells coming from hidden areas.

Mice and Rat Extermination Process


Mice and rats are known to breed swiftly, and infestations require professional pest control. A large infestation can cause vast damage to the home and yard. At Pest Control Guard we undertake a step-by-step process to ensure that no rodents are left.

step 1

Initial Investigation

This step includes, first, an inspection of your property which will give us a better idea of your home’s vulnerabilities or if there are any existing infestations you were unaware of.

step 2

Extermination

The second step includes trap setting. At Pest Control Guard we use eco-friendly and environmentally safe treatment methods. The safety of you and your family as well as that of the environment is very important to us. This is why we use biopesticides that are harmless and non-invasive treatments, like trap setting.

step 3

Protection from further Infestations

From trap setting and debris clean-up to repairing structures and replacing insulation, Pest Control Guard’s qualified team will do everything possible to return your home to its original state. Our team will also help you with tips and guidelines on how to avoid further infestations.

step 4

Follow-up Protection Services

Regular rodent and pest control services are essential in protecting you and your home from a re-infestation. So, we provide some follow-up visits free of charge. At these visits, our team will look for signs of rodents. They will also set any bait stations or traps, check, clean, and re-set any on your premises.

FAQs


1. Where do mice and rats hide during the day?

Rats and mice hide out in areas in the middle of walls, cramped basements, and crawl. They also like to hang out in tight and narrow spaces. Some of them even hide out in empty drawers.

2. How much do mice and rats control cost?

Depending on the type and severity of infestation the cost of mice and rat control may vary between $275-$300 for a single visit. However, at Pest Control Guard we also offer quarterly and half-yearly services at a cost-effective price point.

3. How long does it take to get rid of rats and mice?

It generally takes roughly 3 days to one week to get rid of rats and mice with poison or chemicals. Mechanical traps can take longer. A pest control professional can remove rats in as little as one day to a few days depending on the size of the infestation.

4. How long can mice live in your house?

The average lifespan of a mouse is about 12 months in the outdoors. But when they take refuge in your house, they can live up to 2 or even 3 years.

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