Rats and mice are two of the common rodents that home owners have to deal with. As the leading mouse exterminator in San Jose and San Francisco, we at Planet Orange strive to educate our customers about rodents and the dangers of having them in the home. The following information will help you understand more about rats and mice, and how important it is to contact a mouse exterminator.
Mice will eat almost anything. Generally, they like to eat grains, seeds, or any material that is sweet tasting. They are small animals, measuring approximately 1-2 inches, excluding the tail. The house mouse will have a pointed nose, and large ears in comparison to the size of the head. Mice can multiply very rapidly, when an adequate supply of nutrition is available. They become sexually mature in 2 months, and can produce about 8 litters each year, with 5 or more pups in each litter. An adult mouse weighs about an ounce, and can eat about 10-15% of its own body weight each day. They are particularly active at night. They are extremely mobile, being able to run up vertical surfaces and jump more than 12 inches from the floor to a raised surface.
Rodent Proofing Experts
Bay Area Rodent Solutions, based in Campbell, CA has been specializing in rodent proofing inspections, exclusion repairs, and rodent sanitation for over 12 years. We serve the entire Bay Area from San Francisco to Monterey and as far east as Walnut Creek. If any travel charges apply, we will tell you up front.
Rodent exclusion requires extensive knowledge of rodent behavior and capabilities. It also requires a keen understanding of typical construction practices in order to make the best use of rodent proof materials.
No other company in the Bay Area offers our level of expertise or our signature approach to rodent exclusion. Most pest control and extermination companies simply don’t have the specialized knowledge and skill required to protect your home from invasion by rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and other wildlife.
Bay Area Rodent Solutions Exclusion Inspections
If you see, hear, or smell any signs of rodent infestation, it’s a good idea to call Bay Area Rodent Solutions for a professional rodent proofing inspection. We charge $150 to inspect an average-size house and we’ll be happy to quote you a price for inspecting larger homes over 2,500 square feet, apartment buildings, and commercial structures.
Rats, mice, and squirrels are remarkably smart and resourceful. They will use any entry point they find. They also have the ability to gnaw through soft materials to get into your home or business. While Raccoons are not rodents, they can enter your home using some of the same entry points.
Our rodent inspector will come out to provide a complete top-to-bottom inspection of your home or business to identify any openings where rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons or other wildlife may be getting in.
- The entire exterior perimeter
- The entire exterior perimeter
- Crawl spaces
- Under attached decks
- Roof tops
Interior living spaces where evidence is found
Rodent & Rat Infestion Removal and Control
Rodents and rats can be problematic inside of any structure or home. Both rats and mice enter the home looking for food and water, enjoying the protection from the elements. Homes plagued with rodent problems will hear scratching noises coming from the attic or walls at night, and often complain of odors that just won’t go away. Rodents’ ability to chew through almost anything not only gives them easy access, but can cause thousands of dollars in damage if not handled immediately. Rodents also transmit a number of dangerous diseases, and typically leave droppings of excrement throughout the home.
How To Tell If You Have A Mouse Infestation
Before we get into the problems mice cause, let’s talk a little bit about how you can know if your home has been invaded by mice.
When mice invade homes, they leave some tell-tale signs behind. For instance, every living creature has to poop, right? Mice are no different. If mice are wandering around the inside of your home while you are sleeping, they are sure to leave droppings behind. Some other signs of a mice infestation include holes chewed through baseboards, lights or outlets not working, and gnaw marks throughout your home.