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All over the world including Vancouver, mice are dangerous pests that are usually destructive in nature. Once they enter a house and begin to breed there, they are difficult to control. Here in Vancouver, there are lots of unpleasant experiences with them as they cause devastating damages to humans. Most times, they are responsible for causing loss and damages in households, offices, farms and many other structures. However, curbing their activities vin homes and offices is an achievable feat with Pesticon Pest Control. With our professional services, we are committed to ensure that your home is free of rodents at our first visit.
WHAT ARE MICE?
Mice are pests that cause damage where they are found. They are four-legged creatures with round shaped bodies. They vary in colour and sizes. They do not have collar bones and are able to move easily in holes, cracks and other openings in a building. Their time of operation is usually at nights when they carry out their destructive acts. Once they find their way into a house, they begin to render household materials like books, wirings, items of clothing and many others useless.
They are responsible for causing and transmitting diseases such as bacteria, pathogens, viruses and so on. As a result of this act, humans are prone to rat-related diseases such as hantavirus, salmonellosis, rat-bite fever and many more. Their ability to survive in man-made structures enables them to create a mini-home for themselves in the form of burrows and nests. During winter, they seek warm places to hide and breed easily. At least, a mouse can breed about 200 offspring within months. They can also cause economic loss by shortening the agricultural productivity. In short, these little creatures cause health hazards, breed vastly, destroy crops and properties.
TYPES OF MICE IN VANCOUVER
Norway or Brown Rats
These types of rats are known to have broad, blunt noses. They have small eyes and ears as well as thick and heavy bodies. They are brownish-red in colour. They weigh from 140-500g and are 12-18 inches long. Most times, they have coarse furs and their hairless tail is usually shorter than their body. They are able to breed 4-7 times in a year. They reproduce actively for one year and can produce 6-12 offsprings per litter. They build 100-150ft burrows for themselves which makes them co-exist with humans. They feed virtually on anything within their reach ranging from meat, fish, grains and so on.
Roof or Black Rats
These types of rats are known to have narrow and pointed noses. They have large eyes and ears and are usually smaller than Norway rats. They are dark grey or black in colour. They weigh from 175-230g and are 13-17inches long. They have dark coloured tails which are usually longer than their body. They are able to breed 4-6times in a year. They reproduce actively for one year and can produce 6-12 young ones per litter. They are mostly found in attics, trees, ceilings and can build 100-150ft burrows for them. They consume foods like fruits, vegetables, grains and lots more. Their homes are usually stuffed with food and water.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A MICE INFESTATION
HOW TO CONTROL MICE
Traps are ensnared to capture rodents whether dead or alive. Traps have been the oldest method used in capturing mice. They have been effective for years. Different types of traps used for capturing them are:
This involves the use of toxic or poisonous substances to terminate the rat's lives. Here, baits are poisoned and left for the mice to eat and die. Examples of these pesticides include Warfarin, Bromethalin, Zinc Phosphide and so on. However, this method has its disadvantages. One of them is that rodents can die in untraceable locations. This makes their carcass to smell profusely for many days or months. Also, other animals can die by eating these poisoned rats. It is therefore important to keep from the reach of children as well as pets.
A clean place will ward off pests and other animals. They do not give room for pests like rats to breed. Here are some guidelines that can reduce the activities of mice.
Mice's natural enemy is the cat. If you are not allergic to cats, it is okay to employ them in your house to mitigate their activities. That way, you can worry less about these troublesome pests.
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