Did you know a rodent can fit through any opening, as long as their nose will fit? That's a pretty small opening! Not to mention what a difficult task it would be to detect every opening of that size around your home. Meers' skilled technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your home, identifying rodent entry points and implementing necessary barriers to exclude rodents from your home.
Meers Pest Solutions' highly-rated professionals can handle all of your rodent control needs, whether you have Roof Rats, Norway Rats, Field Mice, or even a field mouse. Meers is on the job! We have multiple plans to fit your needs and budget.
It's About More Than Setting a Few Traps
Rodent control takes much more than just plugging up visible gaps with steel wool and setting a few mouse traps. Once an infestation has occurred, multiple steps must be taken to remove the rodents and make sure they don't come back.
1. Identify the Pest
2. Exclude the Pest
3. Trap and eliminate the Pest
All species of commensal rodents carry and spread diseases. Diseases include: Salmonella bacteria, tapeworms, Favus (which causes bald spots), Rickettsial pox (rash, mild fever, enlarged lymph nodes), Black Plague (from fleas recently reported in Colorado on prairie dogs), and Hantavirus (flu-like symptoms that can be fatal). Rodents are often infested with fleas which they share with humans. Rodents consume and contaminate significant portions of the world's food supply every year. Rodents cause extensive damage to properties by gnawing on wood and wiring, often causing fires.
There are species of native mice that occasionally invade houses, but the house mouse (mus musculus) is the prominent species found in houses and businesses. The house mouse is found throughout the United States. They are omnivores, feeding on cereal grains, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and meats. Seed is their preferred food. They eat at multiple sites, stealing small amounts at each site, twenty to thirty times a day. Daily consumption is only 1/10 of an ounce, but all the food left behind is contaminated. Mice can be found in cultivated fields, woods, below ground, and even quite high up in buildings. They are excellent climbers and are curious. They explore their home turf daily, inspecting any new object.
Mice are prolific breeders, and will multiply year round under ideal conditions. The female will have an average of eight litters per season, with an average of six pups per litter. At five weeks old, the pups are capable of mating. It is not unusual for a female to be lactating her young and pregnant with a new litter.
Mice are excellent climbers and can run up most any roughened surface without breaking stride.
Mice can swim and apparently hold their breath. Many have been reported being flushed only to reappear minutes later wet and hungry.
Mice can jump a vertical distance of 12 inches.
Mice can reproduce all year round. They can become impregnated while nursing and have a new litter (usually six young per litter) every forty-fifty days or so.
In six months a pair of mice can devour up to four pounds of food and produce 18,000 fecal droppings.
Mice can live up to 18 months but usually average one year.
Mice can enter a structure from a hole as small as a dime.
Mice are disease carriers, and can transmit diseases by biting, infecting food with their droppings, infecting food with urine, indirectly by fleas, indirectly by dying in a water supply, or indirectly via the dog or cat.
Don't waste time and money on ineffective rodent management. In order to control a rodent problem and keep it from coming back, you need professionals with access to the proper tools and procedures.
Meers Pest Solutions can control all species of rodent in almost any situation. Don't make the mistake of trying to treat a mouse or rat problem alone. Our trained, licensed technicians are just a phone call or click away. Give us a call at 806-745-3738 or fill in our Request for Service.