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Worldwide, rodents like mice and rats are the most common, resilient pests. Once they’ve breached indoors, they wreak havoc in basements, kitchens, attics, and walls. Their bodies can squeeze into tiny holes for nesting or foraging. Humans often find their food contaminated as these pests are known to gnaw through packaging. Moreover, rodents reproduce at lightning speed, causing infestations to expand rapidly. Mice and rats are sneaky; if you see one, there are often more within the vicinity. Take action as soon as possible – call Creature Control, who will rid you of your pest problem with precision and skill.

About Mice: Mouse Characteristics  

Mice are always searching for food. Oftentimes, a readily available food source is within ten feet of their nest. In their quest for nourishment, mice contaminate human food resources with their dander, urine, and feces. They can also transmit diseases indirectly through ticks, fleas, and mites. Mice are particularly bothersome due to the stunning rate at which they reproduce. These rodents can be repeat offenders, making their way back into your home or business with ease.

  • Mice can cause a considerable amount of damage; they consume and destroy human food by contaminating it with fecal matter, urine, fur, and parasites.
  • An estimated 33 million tons of food per year in agricultural areas are ruined by mice.
  • Conducive conditions within restaurants, factories, offices, and retail stores are enticing to mice.
  • Young mice can enter openings roughly ¼” in diameter.
  • Mice are nocturnal and are most active 30 minutes before sunrise and after sunset.
  • Female mice can have up to ten litters per year; a single pair of mice can reproduce into the hundreds within a year.
  • Mice have poor eyesight; to compensate, they travel along walls and are quite curious pests.
  • Wall cavities, attics, garages, basements, cabinets, dressers, etc., are their nesting locations of choice.

About Rats: Rat Characteristics  

Humans have created habitats conducive to rat populations from fields, granaries, homes, buildings, ship vessels, alleyways, sewers, and subway tunnels. Wherever food and water are present, you can be sure rats are nearby. Rats carry many diseases and can cause extensive damage to your home or business. They constantly gnaw on objects, creating many issues within building infrastructure. Properly eliminating these large rodents can be cumbersome; you can trust Creature Control’s skilled technicians to exterminate rats and mice efficiently.

  • Rats are hosts to parasites such as mites and fleas, which cause diseases like the bubonic plague, typhus fever, salmonella, leptospirosis (Weil’s disease), trichinosis, and rat-bite fever.
  • Twenty percent of the world’s food supply is estimated to be destroyed yearly by rats.
  • Urban and rural areas are home to rats as they are incredibly resilient pests and can thrive in most places with food and water.
  • Rats can jump up to three feet high and four feet horizontally.
  • Their bodies can squeeze through pipes as small as a ½” in diameter. They can also walk on power lines, swim up to half a mile in open water, and survive a 50-foot fall landing on their feet.
  • Rats are quite brilliant; suspicious of new objects within their environment, baiting or trapping them can be difficult.
  • Female rats birth up to 20 babies a year and can teach their young to be suspicious of rodenticides or traps.
  • Rats are social rodents and live in colonies with well-defined territories marked by urine and glandular secretions.
  • Dominant male rats are leaders of their colony, as the hierarchy requires weaker males to be pushed out to less favorable nesting sites.
  • Boosted by a high sense of smell, rats use their whiskers to feel their way through burrows, pipes, and other runways as they have terrible vision.
  • Rats avoid bait traps with help from their advanced sense of taste. They can trace the presence of chemicals at a parts-per-billion concentration.
  • Rats are nocturnal pests and begin foraging for food within 30 minutes of sunset.
  • Rats regularly travel between 100 to 300 feet from their nest to forage for food and water.
  • Hard, durable materials such as aluminum siding, cinder blocks, bricks, and lead pipes are no match for rats’ extremely strong teeth and gnawing capabilities.

Rodent Infestation  

  • Hear squeaking, gnawing, or scuttling noises within walls - particularly at night?
  • See distinctive droppings? Mouse droppings are narrow, pointed, and roughly 1/8” to ¼” in length. Rat feces is black and about ¾” long with blunted ends. Rodent droppings indicate where they’ve been.
  • Have gnawed food containers, cardboard boxes, floor and ceiling joists, door casings, kitchen cabinets, walls, pipes, chewed/frayed wires?
  • See oil marks or smudges along the walls? Rodents leave behind grease marks which build up over time in frequently traveled areas.
  • Have you seen shredded paper, cloth, straw, feathers, and fur? These are common nesting materials for rodents.
  • Use an ultraviolet light to scan sites for mouse or rat urine, which is phosphorescent.
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Residential Rodent Removal  

If your home is overrun with mice or rats, don’t mess around; contact the professionals who can thoroughly rid them from your premises. Our techs at Creature Control deal with the entire rodent infestation beyond merely reducing the population. It is essential to figure out how the rodents are entering your home, eliminate the whole group, and then seal the area completely to make re-entry impossible. Utilizing individual mouse traps are generally inefficient for managing larger infestations due to the following factors:

  • Once humans detect rodent activity, the problem is generally already much more severe than anticipated.
  • Laying a few traps sporadically throughout the house will probably not eliminate the entire rodent population.
  • Trapping requires proper knowledge and experience; the typical homeowner will usually not place them effectively.
  • While pregnant, female rodents rarely leave their nest, which means they are more difficult to trap and are unlikely to be caught.
  • Rodents leave chemical scent trails called pheromones. These hormones attract other mice, even after the original rodent who left the trail is gone.

Creature Control is your all-inclusive provider in keeping your home rodent-free. After a one-on-one consultation with the homeowner and reviewing recent pest activity, our techs will perform a complete foundation-to-roof inspection. They will locate all entry points, nesting sites, and problem areas. Following the assessment, we’ll write up an estimate for sealing up access points and any other needed repairs. Environmental recommendations are also included, which will help circumvent future rodent entry opportunities.

To treat rodent infestations, Creature Control utilizes various rodenticides and installs discreet, tamper-resistant bait stations or traps to exterminate mice and rats. Our integrated pest-management approach helps ensure your peace of mind is restored, knowing your family and pets are safe.

Commercial Rodent Removal  

Mice and rats can wreak havoc in commercial developments, especially restaurants and other food venues. Office buildings, apartment complexes, retail stores, storage facilities, factories and more can be susceptible to rodent infestations. Neighboring dumpsters from other establishments can house pests, which can put your business in jeopardy. Despite the location, once these rodents breach your establishment, it is your responsibility to remove them.

Numerous traps scattered throughout any business are unsightly and not ideal. Conventional trapping is almost always inefficient for commercial standards. Creature Control's pest exclusion specialists will assess the situation, place discreet rodenticide bait stations in targeted areas (ensuring the population's elimination), and write estimates for any needed repairs or seal entry points. We also will recommend structural modifications to help prevent future infestations. By knocking out existing populations and deterring re-entry, we ensure your business is rodent-free. Rat management plans are ideal for circumstances in which they continuously visit dumpsters or other structures. Our integrated pest-management approach using rodenticide applications will help restore your peace of mind, enabling you to focus on your business…as it should be.

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Scratching during the day may indicate the presence of a bat, but this is uncommon.

More common sources of scratching or clawing during the day is a squirrel or a yellowjacket hive in the drywall, if it is summer.

A scratching sound coming from the attic is a good indication of the presence of a bat. The scratching may be constant or intermittent and may occur at day or night, though with a bat, this scratching will usually be heard at night. This is the sounds of the claws on the bat's wings as it moves around.

It may also indicate the presence of mice, however. An inspection is necessary to more directly pinpoint the source of the sound.

Gnawing sounds during the day are almost always due to the presence of a rodent, such a mouse, squirrel, chipmunk, or sometimes a rat. Rodents are characterized by their large incisor teeth, which continually grow and must be worn down by constant gnawing. Rodents will gnaw on wires, insulation and anything else they can find in an attic. Many house fires due to electrical problems are caused by damaged wires due to squirrel gnawing.

If you are hearing gnawing or chewing sounds at night, it may indicate the presence of a raccoon. Usually this will be accompanied by other noises, such as heavy walking. If you do not hear this, it may be a flying squirrel or some other rodent.

A "rolling" sound is usually due to the presence of a red squirrel bringing in nuts or other debris and rolling it around up in the attic, as squirrels will use attics to hoard food. If you hear this sound during the day, it is certainly a red squirrel, since red squirrels are the only mammals that commonly get into attics that are active during the day (flying squirrels get into attics as well but they are nocturnal). The "rolling" sound associated with a squirrel is sometimes described as the sound of marbles rolling.

If it is not a squirrel, there's a possibility a rolling sound could be made by birds moving around in a tight space.

Rolling sounds at night can be caused by flying squirrels, which are nocturnal. It is made by the squirrel bringing nuts or other debris into the attic or wall.

Raccoons may also make a rolling sound, though this is less common.

Scampering or scurrying during the day is almost always attributable to a squirrel, as most other scurrying animals (such as mice) are nocturnal.

A scurrying or scampering sound at night is usually due to mice moving through the walls, ceiling, or along the floor.

Nocturnal flying squirrels may make this noise as well; peak periods of activity for flying squirrels are just before dawn and shortly after sunset. Their scurrying is light and fast.

Raccoons may also make this sort of noise, but with a raccoon it will be more of a "walking" sound, a bit heavier than a squirrel, and not as fast.

Heavy walking or crawling is a very unique sound that almost always indicates the presence of a raccoon, whether it occurs during the day or night.

Heavy walking or crawling is a very unique sound that almost always indicates the presence of a raccoon, whether it occurs during the day or night.

If you can clearly hear the sound of flapping during the day, it is definitely a bird.

If you hear flapping at night, it is either a trapped bird or a bat. Nuisance birds are generally not active at night, so if you hear flapping it may be a bird that has become trapped. The flapping of a bat's wings is very soft, almost like a dull whirring. If you hear a very faint, soft whirring, it may mean a bat is flying around nearby in the dark.

Crackling is a very particular noise that is generally made by a yellowjacket hive within the drywall of your home. yellowjackets will pick and gnaw on drywall and use the pieces to construct their hives. The sound of this gnawing is often described as a crackling; it sounds a lot like Rice Krispies popping. If you hear this, it means the yellowjackets are close to gnawing through the dry wall. It is not as common at night, but certainly can happen then as well if the hive is big enough.

Crackling is a very particular noise that is generally made by the presence of a yellowjacket hive within the drywall of your home. yellowjackets will pick and gnaw on drywall and use the pieces to construct their hives. The sound of this gnawing is often described as a crackling; it sounds a lot like Rice Krispies popping. If you hear this, it means the yellowjackets are close to gnawing through the dry wall.

A sound of chirping or chattering usually means there are baby animals present. What species depends on the season, but it is very common for baby squirrels, raccoons, or birds (especially chimney swifts) to make these noises. Please contact Creature Control for a more thorough diagnosis.

A sound of chirping or chattering usually means there are baby animals present. What species depends on the season, but it is very common for baby squirrels, raccoons, or birds (especially chimney swifts) to make these noises. Please contact Creature Control for a more thorough diagnosis.

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