Here at Insecta X we take rodent infestation very seriously. Rats have caused more human suffering and economic damage than any other vertebrate pest. Statistics indicate that every year rats destroy approximately 20 percent of the world’s food supply by food consumption or contamination. Rats and mice also pose human health risks by transmitting diseases such as hantavirus, salmonella, leptosirosis – a fatal disease, and trichinosis. The predominant rat species in Connecticut is the Norway rat, commonly known as the brown rat, house rat, and sewer rat.
The predominant mouse species in Connecticut is the White Footed Deer Mouse, who is the number one carrier of deer ticks that spread lyme disease throughout our region (Please see Insecta X‘s exclusive Tick Program).
Mice and Rats General Characteristics:
- Prefer living in colonies where food and warmth are abundant
- Mark areas with urine – gland secretions
- Poor vision, they prefer to travel in strait unobstructed paths; mature mice can not clearly see beyond 6 .5 inches
- Use whiskers to sense touch
- Very acute hearing
- Can survive without water if necessary
- Capable of squeezing through an opening slightly larger than ¼ inch in diameter
Insecta X will not only solve your rodent problem, but educate the home owner on how to make your home less attractive to rodent activity.
- Sanitation – clean all food and drink spills. Keep garbage outside in receptacles with lids – sanitation is critical!
- Store all pet food including birdseed in seal containers
- Eliminate high grass and weeds
- Seal all cracks and holes ¼ inch or larger on structures
- Sweep and remove all debris
Insecta X will do a thorough inspection of your home and property.
- Check for old dried carcasses and skeletons
- Check for fresh dropping and inspect again in 7 days
- Check for gnawing damage for evidence of infestation
- Check attics and garages for the above
Here at Insecta X we will use one of the methods or a combination of methods to obtain optimal results with regard to the control of rats and or mice.
- Bait stations with rodenticides
- Traps – snap type, live traps
- Remove Food Sources