For Mice or Rats we work with anticoagulant baits in tamper-resistant bait stations placed to eliminate as many rodents as possible as quickly as possible. Placement and how many stations vary as each situation is different.
Typically for mice you can expect stations to be placed in basements, attics, garages and kitchens. Rats will normally have placements in garages, basements and alongside the foundation outside.
However, your house may require different locations depending on the evidence of infestation, as with any pest elimination treatment the 1st thing we do is inspect and ask for the observations of the inhabitants.
Trapping is sometimes used but not often as it tends to get expensive.
With any bait situation we cannot guess where the rodents will die, most die inoffensively but a small percentage can cause odor problems. (There is no such thing as a bait that makes them go outside to die. If they live in your house they have water supplies in your house.)
Mice and rats can live wherever humans live or store food products, or dispose of refuse. Rats are excellent climbers, jumpers and swimmers. Mice can fit through a hole the size of your finger tip. These rodents have a remarkable ability to adapt.
Rodents enter buildings in search of food, water, and shelter or they may be transported in boats, trains, trucks or in freight and cargo. As temperatures cool in the fall, they seek out the same shelters that people use for home, or business, or transportation. Man has been plagued by rodent infestations for thousands of years.
Rodents contaminate food, damage buildings, and other property by constant gnawing and burrowing. They also can spread diseases to people and pets.
Rodents, like mice and rats in commercial facilities can cause significant economic losses for a company and tarnish their professional reputation. For restaurants, hospitals, and similar establishments, these rodents are a pest control headache.
Since rodents are so small and secretive, people are often unaware that they have these animals living within the wall voids, attic spaces, between floors, beneath the house, or behind a cabinet. People often discover rodent infestations by the tell-tale signs of rat or mouse droppings or gnawed food packages.
Rodents can gnaw through just about anything, using their two large incisors to chew through electrical wires often causing accidental fires. Unfortunately, rodents destroy far more than they actually eat. Mice damage household articles by their gnawing activities, and they contaminate food. They will also damage crops and grain reserves. Rats often gnaw insulation from wires and have occasionally been known to cut through lead pipe and concrete dams.
The tunneling activity of Norway rats causes structural damage to building foundations and platforms. Collectively rodents cause billions of dollars worth of damage yearly. Should your property suffer damage from rodents Yale Pest Control Does offer an exclusion service that blocks out access points to your home. We also can clean up rodent and animal infestations in areas such as attics, basements, and crawlspaces.
Norway Rats, Roof Rats and the House Mouse are are actually referred to as commensal rodents. This refers to the fact that they live at man's expense without giving anything in return. Rodents have plagued mankind since caveman days and they are very hard to completely eradicate.
Good sanitation will limit the number of rats or mice that can survive in and around your dwelling or business. Proper storage and handling of food products and proper sanitation will not completely eliminate the possibility of a rat infestation, but will make your home less suitable for them to thrive. The most successful rat control procedure is to build them out and make their access to your living area virtually impossible. All small holes and opening should be sealed shut.