Extermination of mice / rats
Effective rodent control with Cible Action Extermination
Rodents are a common pest problem in residential and commercial properties. They can damage buildings, chew through electrical cables and spread disease. If you suspect you have a rodent infestation, it is important to act quickly and seek professional help from Extermination Cible Action. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of rodents, the signs of an infestation, and the most effective ways to control them.
Understanding Common Types of Rodents
Rodents are a common pest problem that homeowners and businesses face. They can cause property damage, contaminate food and spread disease. Several types of rodents can infest a building, including:
The house mouse is a small, gray-brown rodent that typically measures about 5 to 7 inches in length. They are excellent climbers and can squeeze through even the smallest openings, making them difficult to keep out of a building. House mice can reproduce quickly, and a small infestation can quickly turn into a large one. Signs of a house mouse infestation include droppings, gnawing marks, and the sound of scratching or rushing into walls or ceilings. Call on our mouse extermination specialists.
Norway rats, also known as brown rats, are larger than house mice, typically measuring around 12 to 18 inches in length. They have brown fur and blunt noses. Norway rats are excellent swimmers and can climb, making them adaptable to a wide range of environments. They tend to live in basements, sewers, and other dark, damp places. Signs of a Norway rat infestation include droppings, gnaw marks, and burrows in the floor or walls.
Roof rats, also known as roof rats, are smaller than Norway rats, typically measuring around 6 to 8 inches in length. They have black or brown fur and a pointed nose. Roof rats are excellent climbers and prefer to live in high places such as attics, trees and roofs. Signs of a roof rat infestation include droppings, gnawing marks, and the sound of scratching or rushing into walls or ceilings.
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Signs of a rodent infestation
Rodents can be difficult to detect, especially in the early stages of an infestation. However, several signs, which your mouse and rat extermination expert knows well, can indicate the presence of rodents in your property. These include:
- Unexplained scraping or gnawing noises in walls or ceilings
- Feces that look like small pellets or grains of rice
- Gnaw marks on food wrappers, walls or furniture
- Bitten electrical wiring or cables
- Visible nests or burrows in dark corners or hidden spaces
- Observations of live or dead rodents
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to contact Extermination Cible Action immediately to assess the situation and provide effective mouse/rat extermination.
The most effective ways to control rodents
At Extermination Cible Action, we use a variety of methods for the extermination of mice and rats, depending on the severity of the infestation. Some of the most effective methods include:
- Traps: We use both pressure traps and live traps to catch rodents. Snap traps are effective for mice and rats, while live traps are more suitable for large rodents such as squirrels and raccoons.
- Baits: We use baits specially designed for rodents, which attract them and contain a poison that will kill them in a few days.
- Exclusion: We identify and seal all potential entry points that rodents can use to enter your property, such as gaps in walls, roofs or foundations. This prevents the entry of new rodents and helps control the existing infestation.
- Sanitation: We advise our clients on how to maintain a clean and hygienic environment to discourage rodents from entering their property. This includes proper food storage, regular cleaning, and eliminating any sources of standing water.
Prevention is key
Prevention is always the best approach when it comes to rodent control. There are several steps you can take to keep rodents out of your property, including:
- Seal all potential entry points, such as gaps in walls, roofs, and foundations
- Store food in sealed containers and clean up any spills or crumbs immediately
- Store garbage in tightly closed containers and dispose of it regularly