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5 SIGNS YOU HAVE RODENTS IN YOUR HOME… AND HOW TO KEEP THEM OUT!

SIGNS OF RODENT INFESTATION:

1. ENTRANCE HOLES

 

 

 

 

 

2. RODENT DROPPINGS

3. CHEW MARKS ON FOOD/PACKAGING

4. GNAWING THROUGH WALLS/FLOORS

5. NESTING MATERIAL

SUCH AS SHREDDED PAPER, FABRIC, OR DRIED PLANT MATTER

HOW WE KEEP YOU PROTECTED

EXCLUSION

The physical exclusion of an unwanted rodent in your home could be considered as the best and most permanent way to control the problem.

HABITAT MODIFICATION

Modifying a rodent’s habitat can provide a lasting and cost-effective relief from damage caused by wildlife. Sealing cracks and holes can easily prevent these animals from entering your home.

BAITS & PESTICIDES

Most products identified as “baits” are formulations which are designed to be consumed by the target animal. “Restricted Use Pesticides” are products which may be used only by persons who have been trained and certified to use them due to the products’ highly toxic nature. We use tamper-resistant bait stations to ensure non target animals are safe.

GLUE BOARDS & TRAPS

Glue boards can be used to trap small mammals and snakes. Using traps can be very effective in reducing actual population numbers of certain species. They are always placed indoors, safely tucked away from non target animals.

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Roof Rat

Roof RatPhysical Characteristics

The adult Roof rat is about 6″to 8″ with a tail length of 7″ to 10″ long. Fur is soft and color is usually brown with black intermixed to gray to black above with underside being white, gray or black. The roof rat has a pointed muzzle, large ears and eyes.

 

Behavior

Roof rats are well known for damaging and destroying material by gnawing; they also eat and contaminate stored food. Its bite is also a risk to humans as they are a vector or carrier of diseases.

The Roof rat is nocturnal and, unlike mice, they shy away from new objects introduced into their territory. The Roof rat’s nesting preference is the upper parts of structures but has also been found in basements as well as outdoors in trees. Once the Roof rat has established a harborage, they tend to follow the same route to their food and/or water source, keeping their paths clear of debris.

Roof rats will feed on practically anything but prefer seeds, nuts, fruits and berries when in season. Roof rats will feed on snails, slugs,and the American brown and Smokey brown cockroach, if available. Near waterways, the Roof rat feeds on fish, shellfish and other aquatics.

 

Disease Carriers

Roof rats may carry or contribute to the following:

  • Salmonella
  • Plague
  • Jaundice/leptospirosis/Weil’s Disease
  • Trichinosis

Treatment

The control of rodents can be widely varied, depending on the individual situation. Covering holes, filling cracks, baiting or trapping may be necessary. The trained Clark’s Technician will determine the best means of control for each customer.

Norway Rat

Norway RatPhysical Characteristics

The adult Norway rat is about 7″ to 9 1/2″ with a tail length of 6″ to 18″ long. Fur is coarse and shaggy, and color is usually brown with scattered black hairs with underside being gray to yellowish white. The Norway rat has a blunt muzzle, small ears and eyes.

Behavior

Norway rats are well known for damaging and destroying material by gnawing; they also eat and contaminate stored food. Its bite is also a risk to humans as they are a vector or carrier of diseases.

The Norway rat is nocturnal and, unlike mice, they shy away from new objects introduced into their territory. The Norway rat’s nesting preference is the lower parts of structures, such as basements, in piles of debris and/or merchandise but has also been found outdoors on or around riverbanks, railroad embankments, piles of rubbish and under concrete slabs.

The Norway rat is an opportunistic feeder and although they will feed on anything, they do prefer meat, fish and cereal.

Disease Carriers

Norway rats may carry or contribute to the following:

  • Salmonella
  • Cowpox Virus
  • Jaundice/leptospirosis/Weil’s Disease
  • Trichinosis
  • Plague

Treatment

The control of rodents can be widely varied, depending on the individual situation. Covering holes, filling cracks, baiting or trapping may be necessary. The trained Clark’s Technician will determine the best means of control for each customer.

Mouse

House MousePhysical Characteristics

The adult mouse is about 2 1/2″ to 3 3/4″ (head and body) with a tail length of 2 3/4″ long. It is gray with either light gray or cream underbelly.

Behavior

Mice are found where food and shelter is plentiful and prefer nesting sites that are dark and in secluded places with an abundance of nesting materials, which include paper products, cotton, packing materials, insulation, fabrics, etc.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Mice are territorial and will show aggression to unrelated males and females outside of their social structure. During daily territory patrols, mice will investigate and explore anything new or changed and establish new travel routes as necessary. Territories vary in size, but it is usually relatively small.

Mice may have access through openings greater than 1/4″, allowing mice many points of entry. Mice feed typically on anything but prefer seeds and insects. When feeding on high protein food, mice require water but prefer sweetened liquids.

Disease Carriers

Mice may carry or contribute to the following:Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

  • Salmonella
  • Plague and typhus
  • Tapeworms
  • Rickettsialpox
  • Jaundice/leptospirosis/Weil’s Disease
  • Liponyssoides sanguineus (Hirst)
  • Favus
  • Poliomyelitis

Treatment

Good sanitation is essential for effective long-term control. Mice can enter any opening larger than 1/4 inch, making it virtually impossible to completely mouse-proof a building. The trained Clark’s technician will determine the best means of control for each customer.