Mice Remain Within 30 Feet Of Indoor Food Sources, And They Will Never Leave Homes Voluntarily As Long As Food Is Available

While rats are certainly skilled at maintaining an incognito presence within homes, no rodent pest is more accustomed to living alongside humans than house mice. House mice are often considered to be primarily indoor-dwelling rodents, and while many house mice do live out their entire lives within homes, they are also capable of living out their entire lives within outdoor habitats. In fact, house mice are able to survive in [...]

January 21st, 2020|

Are Ultrasonic Rodent Control Devices Effective, And Which Rodent Control Products Work Best?

Several rodent control products are widely available in retail stores, including sticky traps, baits, pesticide formulations, sonic pest repellents, and of course, the classic snap trap. The snap traps that most people are used to seeing are shorter in length than a dollar bill and are designed to exterminate mice, but larger versions that effectively kills rats are also widely available to consumers. The snap trap became commercially available for [...]

January 14th, 2020|

How Frequently Do Rat Bites Occur Within Homes? What Medical Conditions Can Result From Rat Bites?

Rodents are endowed with tremendously sharp teeth that they use in order to gnaw on a variety of materials, such as plastic, wood and even metal. Rodent incisors constantly grow, and if they didn’t, rodents would wear their incisors down to nothing. The two most common rodent pests of homes in the US, house mice and Norway rats, frequently use their teeth to inflict damage to walls, furniture upholstery and [...]

January 7th, 2020|

How Living In A Rodent Infested Home Can Lead To Disease, Even If Live-In Rodents Are Never Encountered

Between 1,500 and 2,000 rodent species have been documented worldwide, which makes rodents the largest order of mammals. The most common rodent pest, the house mouse, is small enough to invade homes through tiny entry points on the exterior walls of houses. Mice are primarily motivated to invade homes to secure food, and to a lesser extent, to secure warm shelter that offers protection from outside predators. Mice cause a [...]

January 2nd, 2020|

Squirrels And Mice Invade Homes In Different Ways, But They Cause Similar Damage

While the bad publicity surrounding rats would lead many to assume that they must be the most commonly encountered rodent pests within homes, most people would probably not be surprised to learn that mice are actually the most common indoor rodent pests. To be more specific, the house mouse is the most common and widespread home-invading rodent species in all areas of the US. In addition to being the most [...]

December 26th, 2019|

The Effective Ways To Prevent Indoor Rodent Invasions

While not all species of mice and rats are pests within structures, every region of the world is home to multiple species that are persistent home invaders. This is why every homeowner should take measures to prevent rodent pests from invading their home. Mice are able to squeeze through entry points as small as a nickel on the exterior walls of homes, while rats can fit through holes as small [...]

December 18th, 2019|