When given the opportunity, rodents will readily infest buildings and can spread several diseases through feces, urine, and saliva. Mice and rats can squeeze through small spaces and quickly take over any location.

Signs of Infestation

Rodents can be seen anywhere in the building but are commonly located near points where they can find food, water, shelter or a potential nesting site. Even if you have not actually seen rodents, tiny elongated black droppings are always reliable indicators that rodents have infested your property.

  • Droppings
  • Urine stains
  • Gnawed edges
  • Chew marks
  • Nests of shredded fibers or material

Health Concerns

*Minimizing exposure to rodents and rodent borne diseases is the primary health and safety concern. Rodents breed rapidly and transmit bacteria and diseases just as fast.

Diseases and Parasites Rodents Carry:

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonella
  • Typhus
  • Lyme Disease
  • The Plague

Rodent Control

As part of our strategic rodent control plan, focus on improvements in the following areas to help keep rodents away:

  • Ensure that trash and recycling bins are emptied regularly and have self-closing, tight fitting lids to keep rodents away
  • Inspect roofs and repair any possible rodent entry points
  • Manage moisture around your property. Pests need food and water
  • Keep property clear of debris and all possible rodent harborage areas

Myths about Mice

  • Cats or dogs may hunt a mouse for sport, but cannot control rodent infestations
  • It is rare for only a single mouse to take up residence at any home or facility. Mice reproduce rapidly with a single female producing up to 60 offspring each year.
  • Mice do not necessarily like cheese. The best bait for mice is peanut butter, chocolate and meats.
  • Cats or dogs may hunt a mouse for sport, but cannot control rodent infestations.