When dealing with rodents and mice it’s too commonly seen that homeowners and pest controllers assume that just placing bait will eliminate their furry creatures. Rodent control should not be limited to just placing bait in rodent stations, due to a number of a successful control plans. To gain the necessary killer instinct acquires the knowledge and understanding of the biology of these small creatures. Pest Assured has the reputation in the field as the mouse control expert because of their experience in dealing with various sites. The company’s reputation is built from taking the right attitude, using an all-inclusive approach. Therefore the wide range of products and availability of mouse control methods in today’s market should not leave the client dissatisfied.
Reasons mice considered pests
- Disease carriers
- Contamination and eating through stored foods
- Physical damage, gnawing (chewing) on anything.
- Fear reaction
The house mouse is around 6-7cm in body length, with a similar size tail. The slim body they pose includes a pointy nose, large ears, and a grey to brown furry coat. As a result mice can rapidly invade any domestic or commercial building. Another reason for an effective mouse control plan is the fast rate in which they reach sexual maturity. Reaching sexual maturity at eight weeks can produce 6-10 litters with roughly 5 babies per litter.
The truth about the house mouse
In addition mice are on of the most prosperous living mammals. Mouse control should not be limited to residential buildings. There is usually a false sense of information that mice are only located inside buildings where humans reside. Mice can cause damage in many regional and farmland situations. Pest Assured treats numerous manufacturing and large-scale hospitality sites where mice are a problem. The small rodents can live in both indoor and outdoor settings, usually entering buildings in winter months. Mice are very versatile and can enter through the smallest of gaps anywhere in a building. Pest Assured tells its clients if there’s a finger size hole then a mice can enter. The creatures will hide underneath cabinets, expansion joints, wall voids or stored items in the home. The house mouse is a very curious examiner.
Mice will generally seek out rodent stations quicker than rats and eat food sources from a number of sites compared to rats. Rodents have perfect senses except for sight. Over time mice are getting accustomed to living next to humans and are familiar with individuals scent.
Therefore their sharp senses in smell makes Pest controllers cautious to always wear gloves when handling mouse control procedures. Technicians do not want to deter mice towards baiting and trapping techniques. Mouse control methods will vary from site to site. The three main control approaches are; trapping (glue boards/snap traps), rodenticide control (baiting), and rodent proofing (or changing of environment). Finally, depending on the circumstance for each site the most preferable choice will be selected or even a combination of both.
Mouse control practices used by Pest Assured
- Thorough inspection before starting treatment
- Recommend non-chemical and chemical treatment plans
- Follows all label instructions carefully
- Mixture of rodenticide baits (palatable baits, grain baits and weathered blocks)
- Understand mice travel movements, habits, and specific living areas on site.