Rodent control is a job for experienced pest control experts. Successful rodent exclusion requires that all entry and exit points be identified and completely sealed to prevent them from returning. Amateurs who attempt do-it-yourself rodent control risk dangerous exposure to the many harmful parasites and disease. Improperly applied poisons can trap dying rodents inside walls where their decomposition can be nauseating. Home and business owners can aid in rodent control by eliminating attractants and harborage areas and following good sanitation.
Olympic Pest Services offers rodent trapping, rodent monitoring and rodent exclusion to fight infestations. Rodents are curious and will investigate new objects in their environment. They are also creatures of habit that follow known pathways. When rodent activity is discovered, our rodent control experts will carefully inspect the entire premises both inside and out to locate entry points being used by rodents.
Rodent Trapping. Olympic Pest Services uses only the industry's most effective rodent traps. Traps are baited with a non-toxic bait that is not harmful to pets. Baited traps are carefully placed in rodent pathways for maximum effectiveness. Our technicians inspect traps to remove rodent carcasses and rebait traps as necessary.
Rodent Monitoring. Locked, tamper-proof bait stations are placed around the perimeter of the residential or commercial building by our rodent experts. A rodenticide is used to eliminate problem rodents. Bait stations are regularly inspected and rebaited.
Rodent Exclusion. Rodent-proof materials are used to seal rodent entry points. Rodents are prevented from gaining entry to your home or business. Our service technicians will provide this service to intrusion points as part of our rodent program.
When rodent extermination is complete, discovered nesting sites should be professionally cleaned and disinfected to remove disease, organisms and parasites. Rodent trapping, monitoring and exclusion services creates a safe, rodent-free environment that protects your family, employees and customers.
House Mouse. The most common indoor rodent, the house mouse has short gray or brown hair with a lighter-colored belly, small eyes and large, nearly hairless ears. Weighing 1/2 ounce, the house mouse is 2 inches long with a long, thin, nearly hairless tail longer than its body. House mice prefer to live indoors where they will spend their lives within 10 feet of their nest when adequate food and water are present.
A constant nibbler, the house mouse has a preference for cereal grains but will sample several foods in a single night.
As house mice forage, they constantly deposit urine and feces, fouling food preparation areas and contaminating our food. The house mouse carries ticks, fleas, mites and transmit salmonella pathogens that cause food poisoning.
Deer Mouse is also know as the field mouse. The deer mouse is slightly larger than the house mouse and lives in weedy fields. The deer mouse is about 3 inches long and weighs about an ounce.
Brown with a white belly and white feet, the deer mouse has large, bulging eyes, big ears and a short-haired, bi-colored tail as long as its body that is dark on top and white underneath. Deer mice feed on seeds and berries and burrow under rocks, boards and haystacks.
Deer mice are rarely home invaders but may seek harborage when construction destroys their habitat, preferring undisturbed areas like attics. Deer mice can carry Lyme disease-transmitting deer ticks and spread Hantavirus.
White-Footed Mouse is also known as the wood mouse. The white-footed mouse shares many characteristics and is often confused with the deer mouse. Named for its distinctive white feet, the white-footed mouse is light brown with a white belly and large eyes and ears.
About 3 inches long, it weighs just under one ounce and has a narrow tail half its body length. White-footed deer mice feed on seeds, nuts, insects and plants.
Good swimmers, the white-footed mouse lives in marshes and wooded areas, nesting in underground burrows and often invading empty dwellings. When food sources dwindle in autumn, these rodents may forage in garages. The white-footed deer mouse can carry Lyme disease-bearing deer ticks, fleas and transmits Hantavirus.
While the deer mouse and white-footed mouse look very similar, they are different species. The white-footed mouse in more common in New Jersey and the deer mouse has a multi-colored tail.