North Jersey Rodent Control
The common house mouse measures about 3-1/2 inches and weighs less than an ounce. Mice can live up to six years; however, most have a life expectancy of less than one. They produce young year round with an average litter of six every fifty days. Two mice can grow into a major problem in only a few months. What’s more, mice can:
- Run 30 feet up a straight up a block wall
- Jump 12 inches high
- Jump from eight feet without injury
- Squeeze through an opening the size of a dime
- Thrive at temperatures no warmer than 14ºF
- Damage both dry goods and stored food
- Gnaw telephone and security alarm wires
- Gnaw electrical wires resulting in building fires.
- carry fleas, mites, and other parasitic pests and contribute to asthma in children.
In addition to the nuisance of hearing mice scampering inside walls and attics, a number of medical maladies have been caused by contamination related to their fecal droppings and their urine.
Salmonella food poisoning, infectious jaundice, meningitis, tape worm, hanta virus, and a number of other diseases can all be associated with mice/rodents.
Abarb’s NJ Rodent Control Service:
Offers both inside and outside rodent control programs. Professional outside feeding stations are often necessary to eliminate rodent activity outside a structure. Rodent baits should be used judiciously inside a structure to avoid accidental contact by children and pets. Multiple catch rodent traps, snap traps, and glue board traps are all effective when properly placed along rodent runways. Inside services usually require an initial treatment with follow-up visits depending on the extent of the problem.
When the potential for Rodents outside remains high, ongoing maintenance of exterior feeding stations helps to prevent rodent populations from becoming established near structures.
Winter will be here before you know it.