Rodent Control in Baltimore, MD
All Star Pest Management Inc. Knows How to Get Rid of Mice
Mice and rats are pests common to homes and businesses across Maryland. Due to their size and quickness, they can enter a house, nest there, and live undetected for weeks before a homeowner notices. All Star Pest Management Inc. offers rodent control to Baltimore and Columbia, MD. Our services ensure we resolve your infestation thoroughly and quickly. We’ve put together a guide on mouse and rat infestations, which is designed to help identify and prevent rodent intruders in your home or business. Between our experience and above-and-beyond services, you can trust us to restore order within your home. For instance, we also offer humane trapping and extermination services for existing rodent infestations. Read on to learn more about mice and rats, and contact our mouse exterminator today.
Our Exterminators Understand How to Provide Mouse Control
Don’t sleep on a mouse infestation, because they can quickly spiral out of control. Mice are small rodents characterized by a pointed snout, rounded ears, short hair, and a hairless tail. There are several subgenera of mice belonging to the genus Mus, including the common house mouse, white-footed mouse, and deer mouse, all of which are native to Maryland. Mice are prolific breeders and are considered vermin in the U.S. due to their widespread crop consumption and the structural damage they cause. Mice can also carry diseases like Hantavirus, which may lead to Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a potentially fatal condition.
Rodent Control Can Rid Your Home of Rats Once and For All
Rats are small-to-medium-sized rodents who, along with mice, belong to the superfamily Muroidea. True rats belong to the genus Rattus. The common distinguishing trait between rats and mice is their size. However, several members of the genus Mus (including the pack rat and cotton mouse) are commonly referred to as rats even though they belong to the same family as mice. Rats are omnivorous. They may carry a large number of pathogens, such as the bubonic plague, Lassa fever, leptospirosis, and hantavirus infection. Because they are a natural carrier for so many life-threatening illnesses, it is critical homeowners, and commercial property managers act quickly once they realize they have an infestation.
How to Identify an Infestation and When to Call All Star
Both mice and rats are small mammals but don’t doubt their tenacity. These rodents are resilient and capable of infiltrating your property and rapidly expanding their numbers. Their nature helps them make their way into homes and businesses, where they adapt and build nests anywhere they can. You might find an infestation behind walls or in drawers, cupboards, and other spaces. Fortunately, there are numerous indications of an infestation. The most obvious is a sighting; if you see a mouse or rat, there are others. They are prolific breeders. If you see a mouse or rat, you need to act quickly. Other, more subtle signs you should contact our rat and mouse exterminators include:
- Small droppings around food packages, under the sink, or in drawers/cupboards
- Nesting material such as shredded paper, fabric, or grass
- Chewing marks on food packages
- Small holes in walls and floors (these are typically entry points for mice and rats)
- Stale smells
Prevention Is the Best Defense Against Rat or Mice Infestation
To prevent mice and rats from entering your home or business, it is crucial to make sure all holes, cracks, and other potential entry points into your building are sealed off. You’d be surprised at how small a space a mouse can fit themselves into because of how they can flatten themselves. Therefore, hiring an expert to seal your home to prevent entry is essential. Mice go where food lies. Consequently, it is highly advisable to cover or remove food sources around your house (both inside and outside). Doing so removes some of the temptation mice and rats feel to enter your home. Additionally, you should keep your trash cans covered and turn compost piles over. Turning compost over hides new food scraps. Lastly, be aware mice and rats are looking for a warm place to nest during winter. Fall and winter are crucial times to prevent infestation.
Comprehensive Rodent Control at All Star Pest Management
If you believe you may have a mouse or rat problem in your building, All Star Pest Management Inc. is the mouse exterminator to call. We offer highly-effective and humane rodent identification and trapping solutions to homes and businesses across Columbia and Baltimore, MD. In addition to resolving mice and rat infestations, our team deftly handles a broad spectrum of pest infestations. We rid homes of spiders, raccoons, bed bugs, and much more. We know how to approach each situation, and our team is well-versed in the techniques and methodologies that result in rodent and pest-free homes and businesses. To learn more about our services, contact our team today! We offer free estimates on all extermination services.