Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
The house mouse is brown-gray in color and a lighter colored belly with large ears. Their tail doesn’t have any hair and is about the same length as the head and body combined.
House mice prefer to nest in protected areas near a food supply and heat. If they are nesting indoors, they will be in dark corners and behind appliances that produce heat.
Learn more by reading our blog post: Public Health Watchlist.
Mice do play a role in transmission of diseases to humans. Pathogens canoe transmitted through a rodent’s bite directly or from a flea, tick, or mite, that has bit the rodent and then bites a human. Pathogens can be also be transmitted via direct contamination of food or water via rodent feces or urine.
2-4 inches long
1/8-1/4 inch in length
Monitor mice with non-toxic bait blocks in tamper-resistant bait boxes.
You can use snap traps placed with triggers toward the baseboards, especially in dark corners.
Use multiple baits like peanut butter, hot dogs, floss, etc.
Learn more by reading our blog post: Electronic Rodent Monitoring.
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.