Buffalo, NY Rodent Control
Whether it's rats or mice, rodents are unwelcome pests in your home in Buffalo, NY. They can carry disease, chew away at your furniture and walls, and leave behind waste. Don't let your rodent problem get out of hand: contact the rodent control experts at Eco Serve Pest Control.
If you come across a mouse in your home or business, chances are that it is a common house mouse. The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. This mouse is typically 2 1/2 - 3 3/4" in length. They have large ears (compared to their bodies) and small beady dark eyes. The house mouse ranges in color from gray to brown and have a light brown belly. Mice can often be difficult to control due to the fact that they can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. In fact, a female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks, and can produce up to 35 young per year. That can add up to a massive rodent infestation within a matter of months. They like to eat seeds but will feed on all kinds of food. Mice often will nest closest to their food source, within a dark wall void, attic, or basement space. House mice can certainly pose a threat once they enter a home. Their droppings and urine excretions can carry harmful diseases and cause allergies issues in children. This is why it is important to eliminate the mouse issue immediately and take steps to prevent them from entering in the future. To keep mice and other rodents out of your home or business, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Keep areas clear and store boxes off of the floor because mice can hide in clutter. Regularly inspect the home for signs of mice including droppings, gnaw marks and damaged food goods.
Rat and Rodent Control
The Norway rat is the most common rat we find in the Western New York region. This rat is about 7-9 1/2 inches long and is brown in color with black hairs scattered along the backside. The underside of the rat is a gray to white color. The have a blunt muzzle and their tales are longer than the size of their body. Norway rats are primarily nocturnal and enter a home in the fall time when the temperatures drop and food sources become scarce. Rats are known to gnaw on many types of surfaces such as foam insulation, plastics, and caulking to obtain food or water. Typically, rats will live outdoors in fields and farmlands, preferring loose soil near riverbanks, in garbage and woodpiles, and under concrete slabs. They dig out burrows for which to create their nests. Inside a home or building, they will nest in basements, piles of debris, or undisturbed materials. Rats can enter through a hole the size of a quarter. There are many health and safety risks associated with rats. They constantly are gnawing on wood and wiring which can cause electrical and fire safety risks as well as structural damage. In addition to their gnawing, rats are vectors of diseases including plague, jaundice, rat-bite fever, cowpox virus, trichinosis and salmonellosis.
Contact Eco Serve Today
At Eco Serve Pest Services, we offer professional rodent control to help remove rats from homes and businesses across all of Western New York. If you suspect a rodent infestation, contact your Buffalo, NY pest professionals at Eco Serve Pest Services to receive more information. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection, or give us a call at 716-536-5806!