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Pest Library

Rats . Mice

Rats and mice cause major problems all over the world by exploiting the environment created by man. They are some of man’s most persistent and dangerous enemies. Wherever man goes they follow, bringing with them a range of human diseases such as plague, food poisoning and others. Rodents live everywhere outside and could enter at any time, and unfortunately, when they seek new food sources, one of these sources may be your home. Mice are excellent climbers and are capable of gaining entry through holes around soffit vents, around cables entering the building, through the roofs and many other parts of a building.

Mice are found in almost every part of the country from urban to rural areas, and are especially prevalent in urban and suburban communities. Mice are found in buildings more often than rats because they are smaller and are able to find more available entryways into a building. Mice can fit through a crack or hole 1/4 of an inch or larger - or about the width of a pencil. Mice will make their nests in many areas in and around the home, especially in stacked firewood, stones and bricks, and piles of leaves or other debris.

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The best way to avoid invasions of mice is to provide as little harborage as possible that might attract rodents and seal as many holes and cracks in and outside of the home through which mice might enter. In case the preventive measures are not able to stop them, let the professionals do the job.
  • Non-Chemical Methods
    There are a few options available for non-chemical methods including glue boards, trappings, physical barrier and proofing.
  • Chemical Rodenticides
    Chemical rodenticides are available in many forms viz. meal, pellet, wax block, liquid, contact dust and poisonous gasses. Anticoagulant rodenticides are the preferred chemical to be used as their slow action (generally a rat takes 4 – 10 days to die) meant that rodents cannot associate their ill symptoms with the bait and so good control can be achieved. Also, they are relatively safe to use.
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