Regal can help you exterminate rodents (mice and rats) in Westchester NY. With the use of mechanical or chemical baits or traps, careful exclusion , and preventative methods we can reduce infestations and normally eliminate them completely. Call Regal for help with pest control at 914-674-11029 or use our email form and contact us today.
Mice and rats are a problem when they find their way into your home. They like to be near humans so that they have a ready supply of food. This has earned them the term “commensal,” which means “to share one’s table.” The class of creatures called “rodents” actually encompasses much more than just mice and rats. It refers to any animal whose incisor teeth continue to grow, so they must continually gnaw in order to keep them usable.
There are more than 2,200 different types of rodents. Together they make up more than 40% of all mammals. In this group you will find: mice, rats, squirrels, capybaras, nutria, chipmunks, prairie dogs, and many more. Rodents can carry up to thirty-five diseases that humans are susceptible to. This fact, by itself is a good reason to eliminate any rodent infestation as soon as possible. Cleaning up after a rodent infestation also requires a great deal of caution. There is risk involved if you inadvertently stir up the dust of their nests and waste droppings; it can be hazardous to breathe because of the bacteria contained within. The nests can also harbor parasites such as fleas or mosquitoes, which may transmit their own diseases to you, or your pets.
Rodents can also do physical damage your home or business. They easily chew through some types of siding and other building materials. They are also known to chew on electrical lines, thereby increasing the possibility of fire. They damage other materials as well, creating holes and gnawing on numerous objects, especially food or food containers.
Removing rodents can sometimes be as easy as setting a mouse trap; but a larger infestation (especially with rats or larger rodents) can be larger issue. Rats, especially, are smart and can learn to avoid traps. A professional pest management company will identify nesting areas and feeding grounds and know how to completely eliminate them. Proper cleanup is also performed, ensuring that you and your family are safe from allergies, illness and possible future infestation.