Rodents (Mice and Rats)
Magic Exterminating has been providing rodent control for mice and rats since the early 1960s. Mice and rats have been known to damage properties and spread diseases. NYC health and building departments have been issuing violation to locations within the five boroughs; Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. You need the experienced team here at Magic Exterminating to resolve these issues. Example issues include burrows in street curb tree pits, around sidewalks, and construction sites. These burrows are unsightly, unsanitary, and if left unresolved, can spread into your home.
Common Rodents found in New York City include:
- Deer Mouse: Deer mice are more rural in nature. Private homes are the most vulnerable. They tend to be found in attics. Deer mice hoard nuts and damage insulation when they make their nest. Deer mice have been known to carry Hantavirus and ticks that carry Lime Disease.
- House Mouse: The house mouse is the most common rodent in human environments, found in all human structures such as private homes, office buildings, food establishments, and warehouses. Both residential and commercial environments are serviced by Magic Exterminating. Mice carry various diseases such as; Hantavirus, Bubonic plague, Salmonellosis, Rat-Bite fever, and Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
- Norway Rat: The Norway rat is common in both rural and urban areas as well as in residential and commercial structures. They carry various diseases such as; Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Leptospirosis, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, Salmonellosis
- All of these rodents also carry indirectly transmitted diseases to see the full list go to the link at the CDC list: https://www.cdc.gov/rodents/
Solving Rodent Problems:
Depending on where the rodent infestation is found, Magic has a few tools and techniques to resolve the problem.
- BurrowRx - used outdoors to eliminate burrowing rodents. Quickly and humanely exterminates rodents with carbon monoxide.
- IGI CO2 - uses Carbon Dioxide (CO2) instead of just Carbon Monoxide (CO) to eliminate burrowing rodents. This device may be used closer to the structure without fear of harming non-target species.
- Xcluder Mesh and Xcluder Geo-Mesh - used to exclude and prevent future infestations by covering the area with a Steel wool polymer mix that prevents rodents from burrowing into the ground or chewing under a door.
- Mass Trapping Techniques includes the use of glue traps, snap traps, and repeater traps to harvest most of the rodents in the area prior to using any rodenticide. The use of rodenticides is great, except you run the risk of foul odors of once rodents die in inaccessible places.
- Rodent Bait Stations are used to secure the rodenticides to prevent accidental poisonings. The bait is secured inside the stations and the stations themselves are secured in place. Sometimes the stations use snap trap to prevent companion animals from getting hurt.
Magic Exterminating provides service plans to meet your needs; weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, and seasonal pest control services. So, contact Magic Exterminating for a free estimate today at 718 961-9000. Watch for our vehicles in your neighborhood.
Common Questions and Answers for Mice
I think I have mice because I find droppings around the kitchen. How can I tell?
First, it is important to identify the droppings. Is it really from mice? Is it some sort of debris from cooking? Could it be something bigger, like rats? One of the main jobs a good pest control professional performs is an inspection to identify the pest problem. If it is mice, then your pest control professional will work with you to tailor a pest elimination program to your needs.
How did they get in my home?
Mice don't need a large opening to get in. If they get their head into an opening, then the rest of the body will fit. An opening as small as the size of a dime is large enough. The most common way they get in is through the gaps and spaces around garage doors, other doors, window frame, pipe entries, etc. Once inside they will look for a nice warm quite place to live, such as inside your walls near heat pipes. This time of year, as the weather outside get colder, the heat given off by our home attracts them. It takes them some time to find a way in, but they are curious little creatures, and always test openings to see if it can be their new home.
So how do I keep mice out of my home?
Sealing as many openings around the outside of your home helps a great deal. If you need help, your pest control professional not only applies pesticides, but also helps in finding openings you may not know about. They also have the skills in many cases to seal the openings using hardware cloth, Xcluder products, Stuff-it, or other types of materials that make it very difficult for mice to penetrate into your home.