Rodent & Wildlife Control
- Mice control
- Roof rat control
- Norway rat control
- Trap mechanisms
- Rodent elimination
- Bait station installation
- Landscape station – disguises trap
Q&A: Rodent Control
Q. How can I tell whether I have mice or rats in my home?
A. Apart from actually seeing a mouse scurrying by, there are a number of telltale signs of rodent infestation. Look for chew marks in the walls, electrical cords, wiring and attic insulation, as well as dark pellet-like droppings on the floor, kitchen cabinets and counters. You may also notice gnawed holes in food bags or boxes, or hear scratching or scuffling sounds at night when the house is quiet.
Q. I think I may only have a couple of mice. That's not a big deal, right?
A. Wrong. Mice and rats are excellent breeders. in just one year, a female mouse may have as many as 30 to 60 young, and a rat may have 1,500 babies! If you suspect a rodent problem, no matter how small, it's time to act.
Q. Can't I just get rid of mice on my own?
A. Trying to remove mice yourself may seem like an inexpensive solution, but it may not be effective - or even safe. Pesticides and loose bait can be hazardous if used improperly, especially if you have small children or pets. Traps may work, but only if placed where the mice will find them, and the process has to be repeated again and again until all the mice are gone. Plus, you have to dispose of the traps and dead mice yourself, which can be unpleasant.
Using a professional pest control service will help ensure that the problem is resolved quickly, safely and completely. Magic Touch Exterminating offers quarterly pest programs to eliminate existing mouse problems and prevent future ones from occurring.
Q. How can I get rid of rats on my property?
A. It can be dangerous to try trapping rats on your own. The New York City Department of Health recommends that a rat infestation should be handled only by a pest control professional, such as Magic Touch Exterminating. A severe mouse infestation requires professional service as well.
Q. How can I keep rodents from getting into my house?
A. There are a number of steps you can take to prevent mice and rats from entering your home. For instance, you can seal up all the holes and cracks in your walls and around your pipes. Keeping food in the refrigerator or in sealed plastic containers is also a good idea. Magic Touch Exterminating can work with you to help make your home rodent-free.