Mice and rats can squeeze through small spaces and quickly take over any location. Rodents breed rapidly and transmit bacteria and disease just as fast. Even if you have not actually seen a mouse, tiny rod-shaped black droppings found near baseboards or food storage areas are often reliable indicators that rodents have invaded your premises in Mission, or:
- Hotels and hospitality outlets
- Retail stores
- Healthcare institutions
- Academic institutions
- Food processing plants
As part of a strategic and comprehensive pest control plan, focus on improvements in the following areas to keep rodents away:
- Install door sweeps to effectively keep pests from scurrying into your facility
- Inspect and clean drains. Lingering food particles in moist areas attract pests. Make sure drains are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis
- Ensure that trash and recycling bins are emptied regularly and have self-closing and tight fitting lids to keep rodents and other wildlife away
- Inspect roofs for possible pest infestations and to repair any possible rodent entry points including skylights and deteriorated gutters
- Manage moisture properly. Pests are attracted to humid environments. Industrial grade fans help to eliminate moisture once a facility is cleaned for the night
Clearing up Myths about Mice
– Cats or dogs may hunt a mouse for sport, but cannot control rodent infestations
– Mice do not necessarily like cheese. The best bait for mice is peanut butter, chocolate and meats.
– It is rare for only a single mouse to take up residence at any home or facility. Mice reproduce rapidly with a single female producing up to 60 offspring each year.