Are rats and mice leaving behind droppings and urine in your cabinets? Finding feces and urine from rats and mice is terrible, and finding them next to your clean dishes is horrific! Nothing will ruin your appetite quite like opening the cabinets to fecal and urine stains on your dishes. What was once just an annoyance is now a full-blown hazardous waste situation. Let us help you with your rats and mice feces and urine problems!
Did you know that rats and mice are responsible for the plague that killed millions of people? Ship rats carried fleas and spread the plague from port to port, contributing to the death of millions. Rats and mice can get into the smallest of places and can go unnoticed for quite some time. They carry many diseases and bacteria. These diseases and bacteria can easily end up on your dishes and silverware.
Rats are known to carry ticks, fleas, bacteria, and many diseases that they can easily spread. Rats and mice can fit into the smallest of spaces and climb up walls easily. This is the very reason they can spread diseases quickly is because of their access to just about any area. A rat can easily squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, and tiny little mice need even less space.
Even if you have not be in contact with the rat or mouse itself, feces and urine may carry disease. Symptoms may be as mild as those of a common cold. Other diseases can lead to serious illness, organ damage, and long-term hospitalization.
Make sure your home is cleaned often. Although a scrupulously clean home can still have rats or mice, super-clean is the first step. Clear trash or brush piles away from your home; rats can hide or make a home there. Cut back tree limbs so that rats and mice cannot have easy access to your roof.
If you are feeding animals outside, that could also be attracting rodents to your home. If you have no other choice, try to clean up after the animals are done eating. These things can help deter rats and mice from entering your home.
Sometimes we draw the short straw and all we can do is damage control. Rats and mice are quiet for the most part, but depending on your insulation and attic location you may still hear them. Signs of their presence include chewed wood, scratching, or scampering noises between walls or in the ceiling.
If you feed any animals outside make sure to clean up any leftover food. Rats and mice will always show up for an easy meal and leftover food is like a buffet for them. Bird feeders are also an attractant for rats and mice. These steps can drastically help to keep rodents from seeking your home. If rats are already inside your home and in your kitchen cabinets it's time to take some extra measures.
Even a few small crumbs or a spilled drink that wasn't cleaned up properly can attract mice and rats. These little pests will climb all over your home, spreading their germs, bacteria, and general nastiness everywhere. The cleaner you can keep your home, the less your chance of rats or mice. If you live with rats or mice, eventually you will have a raccoon problem as raccoons love to eat rats and other smaller wildlife pests such as mice, frogs and especially your garbage!
If you feed animals inside, try to take the food up when your pet is finished eating. Keep any food tightly sealed inside jars, or place in your refrigerator. Breads should be kept sealed and any nuts or seeds should be place inside airtight bags and kept out of reach of rodents.
Apex Wildlife Control offers an interior and exterior inspection for commercial and residential properties. A technician will come to your property and inspect the attic and crawl space for fecal droppings to determine the species.
They also check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC, duct-work, and see if there is damage to your insulation. The technician will then begin the exterior inspection. He will inspect from the bottom of your foundation to the top of your roof, looking for all possible and actual entry points.
Following the inspection, the technician will provide a detailed estimate of what needs to be done to your property. This will include sealing and trapping the wildlife currently in your home. You will receive detailed pictures, and a quote to seal your home.
Our technicians are extremely knowledgeable. They will do their very best to answer all of your questions. Our company does its best to make sure you can relax while we do all the hard work.
Rodents can carry several types of bacteria and germs that can make you and your family very ill.
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe illness caused from exposure to the droppings or urine of deer mice that carry the virus. About 1- 5 hantavirus cases are reported each year in Washington State and about one third of the cases have been fatal. It is important to take precautions when cleaning up an enclosed space such as a shed, cabin or trailer where mice have nested or rodent droppings are present.
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria called Leptospira that infects both humans and a wide range of animals. It occurs worldwide but is more common in temperate and tropical areas of the world. Some people infected with leptospirosis will have no symptoms at all, and some people will become severely ill. Some wild and domestic animals, such as cattle, pigs, dogs, raccoons, and rodents, carry the Leptospira bacteria and pass them in their urine. Soil or water contaminated with infected urine are the most common causes of human infection.
Plague is a serious infection of humans caused by a germ called Yersinia pestis. It is usually caused by the bite of a flea that has fed on an infected wild animal, such as a rat, chipmunk or prairie dog. It usually causes large sores and abscesses in the glands of the arms and legs. Dogs, and especially cats, can also become infected and can spread the disease to their human companions. Wild animals in Washington state do not carry plague germs, but people and domestic animals like dogs and cats could be bitten by infected fleas while traveling to other areas of the country. Plague is treatable with antibiotics.
Tularemia is a bacterial disease caused by Francisella tularensis and is most commonly found in wild animals (e.g., wild rodents, squirrels, rabbits, hares and beavers). People and their pets can become ill from tularemia by coming into contact with infected dead or ill animals through animal bites and exposure to contaminated blood or raw meat. Tularemia can also be transmitted by the bite of an infected arthropod (e.g. ticks, biting flies), exposure to contaminated water or soil, and inhalation of bacteria. One to 10 cases of tularemia in people are reported every year. To prevent exposures to tularemia, don't handle dead or ill animals; avoid animal bites, tick and deer fly bites; and avoid direct bare-hand contact with blood and raw meat from wild animals. Don't drink untreated water in areas where tularemia is known to occur in wild animals.
If we completely seal the property we can guarantee against re-entry. The way we seal and trap together we can guarantee the removal of the wildlife. Once we seal your home the animals must go to our traps for a food source.
If you have a rat or mice infestation you may require an attic restoration or fecal cleanup service. While we do not currently offer an attic restoration service, we do provide fecal cleanup and deodorization. We will advise you if you need a restoration service or simply a fecal cleanup service following our inspection. Our company does not remove and replace insulation but can provide the name of local contractors if necessary.
So if you have noticed feces and urine damage from rats and mice, give us a call today! Our skilled technicians are here to help!
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