Rodents have the serious potential for disease transmission to humans and can destroy property and human food. They consume our food, their gnawing damages our premises and are difficult to control. Mice and rats are the usual suspects. The house mouse originated in Central Asia and was transported west on ships via trade merchants and immigrants probably in the 15th Century.
Mice are hardy, tough, inquisitive and resilient making them the most numerous and widespread mammal on earth and the number one rodent pest. They are small, slender, weighing up to 1 ounce, with a dark to light gray body, naked tail and large ears. They live about one year and are very prolific, producing 4-7 pups per litter and having about 8 litters in a lifetime with a gestation period of 19 days. Mice are nibblers and feed mainly at night in preferred-protected feeding sites like corners or tight places. Visible droppings look like black grains of rice and are an indication of feeding sites. Rodent control is difficult and time-consuming.
At TEAM, we use a Three-Prong Approach:
- Interior Remediation
- Exterior Exclusion
- Exterior Population Reduction.
Call TEAM now for a comprehensive rodent abatement program.
Who likes rats? Not anyone we know. No one wants rats around their home or building. The Norway Rat was introduced by the European settlers around 1775. It is large, stocky, has brownish fur, light underbelly, small ears, blunt nose and a naked tail. They breed all year long with 4-7 litters of 8-12 pups per litter. They are social, nocturnal and very shy to newness in their environment. This creature requires lengthy control strategies, inspection, sanitation, exclusion and trapping.
Rodenticide programs are the best strategies for rat remediation. For help, call TEAM to start your customized rodent control program now.