The thought of mice infestation or a rat problem causes anxiety for many home and business owners, for good reason. Rodents can carry disease, create safety hazards by chewing through electrical wiring, and are hard to eliminate. They can squeeze through tiny holes, climb just about anywhere, and even swim. They also multiply quickly. For example, a female mouse can give birth to 10 litters per year, and the babies will be ready to reproduce within two months.
The best way to eliminate a rodent infestation is to stop them from entering your property. Even if you already have a mouse or rat problem or live in an apartment building, exclusion of these pests will be the best long-term solution for a rodent problem.
At Alexandria Pest Services, we have teams that are extensively trained and certified to inspect, treat, and seal up all potential points of entry. Our teams will check and treat all openings around utility lines, service conduits such as water pipes, electric wires, air-conditioning units, drain pipes and vents, as well as checking for broken windows and unscreened vents.
Think You Have Rodents?
Signs of rodents include:
- The presence of fecal matter – “droppings”
- Visual identification of live or dead rodents
- Visible signs of destruction to buildings and other property such as food items
If you see any of these signs, it is important to take action quickly and stop the problem from getting worse. If possible, it is also ideal to identify where these rodents are entering your home or business and where they may be lingering. Generally, they will prefer kitchen areas, which provide them with food sources and can be accessible through gaps around the utility lines in the kitchen or behind kitchen appliances such as the refrigerator and stove.
For proofing or other treatment needs, please contact us to make an appointment.