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Orlando Mouse Control

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House Mice are common pest throughout the county.  In Orlando, Florida, most mouse calls our pest control company takes actually turn out to be rat problems.   The difference in appearance between juvenile rats and full grown house mice very subtle.

Mice in Orlando and Apopka are much smaller than rats, but they can still do a lot of damage. They destroy food, books, furniture and even appliances with their gnawing, urine and droppings. Worse, mice in the home have been linked to a number of human diseases, including asthma. Because of their small size, they can fit through crevices as small as 1/4 inch wide, making them hard to control.

Keys to solving problems with mice mice
Mouse infestation often starts in the garage and spreads into the home.
  • 1). Find the entry points  Carefully inspect the eave of the home, particularly how its ventilated on its underside and where the eave forms corners with the rooftop. These locations are frequently used by rats and mice to get into a home.

  • 2). Seal the opening with steel or other non-chewable material.  Seal the home immediately. Stopping the rodents from getting in and out makes it much easier to trap them. When the mice and rats cannot leave to get food outside, they be much more driven to the trap's bait.

  • 3). Trap with the a lot of traps, and make sure you have the right size trap.  The more traps the better for catching rats and mice. Most jobs we do are trapped with 12-20 traps. Most rodent problems in Orlando are roof rats, and by far the most effective trap are large snap traps. Mice can be caught with glue traps, but rats generally cannot. If you are unsure of whether the problem is rats or mice, use multiple trap types.
  • Mouse chewing damage   to sensitive attic and kitchen structures is the primary reason to control the situation as fast as possible.  Mice chew and gnaw constantly and part of their rodent behavior..  Mice in the attic can destroy electric wires, air ducts, and plumbing.  The threat to electrical wires is a serious fire-hazard, and many unexplained fires are attributed to rodents.

    Call our Orlando Mouse Control for expert trapping and removal: 407-810-1381

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    Mice thrive in Central Florida's warm climate and multiple lakes. The threat of rodent infestation is present throughout most of the country from mice and squirrels. But warmer climate cities like Orlando, Florida have the added animal threat: the roof rat. This animal causes problems in Orlando that you never see in cold climates like Chicago.

    When homeowners hear noises in the attic or see rodent evidence in the home, many people first turn to their bug pest control service for help. In general the help provided by bug companies for rodents is limited to poisoning and laying traps. Most bug pest control companies do not go into the attic or on to the roof, making any work they do superficial at best.

    Structural Mouse and Rodent Control
    If you have a rodent problem, you need to have someone who can find the entry points that are allowing the animals to get in. Bug companies generally don't do this. Permanent mouse control is what Wildlife Patrol specializes in. If you don't hire us, you need to at least find someone to address to the problem structurally.

    Lasting mouse solution
    Rat and mouse control work can be expensive or inexpensive depending on the condition of the home. The cost of Orlando mouse control is a one time cost, where once the home is properly taken care of, not only will the current problem be quickly resolved, we can rodent proof the building to ensure no recurrence.
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    Mice in the home

    The pictures above show rodent chewed wires and air ducts up in the attic.  Below is an example of trapping with multiple trap types. Note the dog food, this is the strongest bait for rats and mice.

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    How do you control mice?

    To get rid of mice in your home, follow the three basic steps below:

     1. Proper Sanitation - A clean uncluttered home will make it hard for mice to find hiding places and food. Actually, mice can live on crumbs! Keep food and garbage in mouse-proof containers (metal or heavy-duty plastic with tight fitting lids), or in mouse-proof cabinets (including the refrigerator).

    2. Mouse-Proofing - Don't let mice get in! Seal all openings - like cracks and spaces around vents, wires and pipes - with sheet metal, concrete or a product like "Stuf-fit" which is a knitted copper wire mesh. Screen necessary openings, like fans and chimneys with 1/4" wire mesh. Doors and windows should be screened with tight-fitting metal screens. Seal or cover all openings, since mice can jump 12" high, run up the sides of buildings and cross cables and wires.

    3. Removing Mice - Get rid of the mice you already have! Trapping is effective, and generally safer than using poison. Also, poisoned mice often die in hard-to-reach places causing a very unpleasant odor. When cleaning up any dead rodents or their droppings, be sure to: * Wear rubber gloves * Make a disinfectant by mixing detergent plus 1 1/2 cups of bleach for each gallon of water. * Using a spray bottle of disinfectant, thoroughly spray dead rodents, traps, droppings and the areas where you found them. * Do not sweep or vacuum mouse droppings in your home until you have wet the affected area with detergent, bleach and water. Dry sweeping or vacuuming might put dust containing viruses into the air. * Place the sprayed rodent and/or droppings in a plastic bag and seal it. Then place the bag into a second bag, seal and dispose of with the trash.

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