Rodent Control

Rodent Control & Removal in Utah

Rodents deposit 25-75 droppings a day as well as thousands of micro droplets of urine. They are harmful to our health and can damage a businesses reputation. Rodents contaminate food and they scare tenants and guests. Luckily we are here to help eliminate these pests.

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Deer Mouse

Deer mice have a brown body and a white belly with a furry tail. They are overall slightly larger than the house mouse. They will nest outdoors, but in cooler weather can be found indoors.

House Mouse

House mice are brown-gray in color with lighter colored bellies. They have large ears and a hairless tail. When nesting indoors they can be found in protected areas like dark corners or behind appliances that produce heat.

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Norway Rat

Norway rats are typically gray-brown in color, but can range from gray-reddish brown. They are about 16 inches long from their head to tail. They can be found in ground burrows, low-growing vegetation, rock piles, or under concrete slabs.

Electronic Rodent Monitoring

We take a scientific approach to rodent control.

Using ERM technology Thorn will help you remove rodents for good.

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It's All About The Right Spot

Rodent control is all about keen observation, understanding rodent biology and placing devices in the right spot. Traps places just a few feet or inches from the right spot is the difference between success and failure.

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Rodent Inspection By Thorn:

1. Thorough inspection

2. Perform a shadows, undisturbed areas, and corners inventory

3. Assess the situation

4. Place devices in the right spots to get control quickly

5. Follow-up and assess to make sure awe are getting the desired results

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Monitoring

It’s important to proactively monitor for rodents. Thorn used bar codes and the latest technology to track rodent activity. We also provide you with clear documentation, so you know exactly what is going on. Thorn reacts quickly to stop new infestations.

Inspections

A detailed inspection is critical for successful control of rodents. Rodents are attracted to shadows, warmth, smells, and tight spaces that offer protection from predators. We need to identify these conditions that attract rodent activity. The better the inspection, the better the results.

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Exclusion

Exclusion is one of the best control strategies for rodents. Identifying entry points and sealing them up to stop mice and rats from getting inside. Thorn professionals have tools and techniques to find out if a gap is large enough for a rodent to crawl through. A rat can fit through a 1/2″ gap and a mouse can fit through a 1/4 inch gap.

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Trapping

Rodent control isn’t just setting out a few traps and hoping you will catch them; “hope” is not a great strategy. Every day each mouse is depositing about 75 droppings and thousands of micro droplets of urine which will attract other mice. By assessing the situation and understand biology we can place traps I the right spots for quick control.

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Benefits of Using Thorn For Your Rodent Control

Rodents negatively impact your health and should not be tolerated in homes or businesses.

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Signs you may need a professional:

  • Rodent sightings
  • Rodent droppings
  • Food with chew marks
  • Urine
  • Sebum marks (body oil)
  • Gnaw marks
  • Rodent hair

All of these are signs you may have a rodent issue. Thorn professionals are trained to observe these signs and take action. We can create a plan to rid your home or business of these pests.

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Protect Your Reputation

Your stature in the community is at stake when rodents take over. Protect your reputation and image by using an expert pest control company like Thorn.

Comfortable and Safe With Less Complaints

Rodents make people feel dirty, uneasy, and on edge. Their opinion matters; one bad review can ruin your reputation and turn away business. Keep employees, guests, tenants, and students comfortable and safe.

Results You Want

Thorn will provide detailed monitoring and documentation to show you are getting results. You deserve to know how the action plan is going. Our reports are a great way to do just that.

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Electronic Rodent Monitoring (ERM)

Electronic rodent monitors are sensors that can be placed inside of rodent management devices. These sensors detect rodent activity and communicate with us remotely, therefore, letting us know immediately when a mouse enters your facility and into one of the traps.

Benefits of ERMs:

  • Quick Response Time
  • 24/7 Surveillance
  • Easily See Trends
  • More Time to Inspect

ERMs allow us to monitor your facility around the clock, not just during scheduled services. This allows our professionals to spend more time inspecting your facility for conducive conditions and preventing issues instead of just checking traps.

Monitors like these ERMs not only tell us if pests are present, they also tell us if treatments are working, where we are having issues, how severe a problem is and they also show us trends of pest activity.

Watch us utilize this new technology here.

Client Testimonials

Thorn prides itself on being among the best commercial pest control providers in Utah.

Nate did an amazing job! He went above and beyond and we are so impressed with the quality of Thorn professionals!

Barbara and John L

Cyrus did an awesome job at my house. He was really thorough and answered all my questions!

Amy K

Bayron is amazing, thorough and very kind! We love him!

Kaylynn C

Garrett has been phenomenal and excellent! I am really happy with the diligence he has expressed while taking care of the cockroaches!

Stephen T

Mitchell was wonderful and very thorough!  You guys are great.  You are doing such a service for us.  I really, really appreciate it!

Pat B

I want to give kudos to Mitchell.  He is so genuinely kind and thorough.  We sure appreciate him!  He was very professional and in the bigger picture he was very kind when he was asked to do specific things.

Lynette B

I was very impressed with Paul.  He did an amazing job, and I wouldn’t have any qualms about having him back any time!

John F

Ryan was really great to work with.  He was really kind and patient.  I always have questions and he answered them all for me.  He was really polite and professional.

Jesse L

Bayron was polite and respectful and did a thorough job!

Jennifer P

Paul is a very, very nice man.  When we have questions, he explains everything to us very well.  I really appreciate that!

Kathleen

Rodents can be difficult to control. Thorn can help.

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How Thorn Can Help

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.

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Thorn's Approach

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.

What makes Thorn unique?

Our inspection and assessment. We are observational biologists and see things other’s overlook.

Based on understanding the biology of rodents. Thorn does not simply place devices and pray we get results.

Thorn will monitor so you see exactly how treatments are working.

We track everything for you, so you don’t have to.

Our professionals inspect surrounding areas to make sure we solve the entire problem.

No excuses. We solve your rodent problems even when they are difficult and require different solutions.

Proactive approach.

What attracts mice to some places?

Smells, warmth, food, and predator protection all drive rodents into our man made structures including our homes, schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and work places. These rodents have adapted to living with humans. We create the perfect environments for them. 

How common is the problem in Utah?

The house mouse is arguably the most successful mammal on the planet and their numbers continue to grow every year. The house mouse is extremely common and problematic in Utah impacting thousands of Utahns every year. House mice contaminate food, spread pathogens, and create allergens in the air. You should not tolerate mice in your home or business. 

What are the methods of controlling rodents?

Pest control experts use several methods to control rodent populations and infestations around commercial buildings and homes. The most common approaches include sanitation, habitat modification, exclusion, and trapping. Inspections and ongoing monitoring are helpful means of controlling populations and mitigating issues with mice and rats.

How much does it cost to hire pest control for mice?

Thorn pricing starts at $307 for residential mice control. Monthly programs are also available for ongoing monitoring, with prices starting at $32.

What should you do to control rodent infestation?

Rodents around the world carry many diseases which affect humans. They’re also carriers of mites, ticks, and fleas which can affect a household. Sealing entryways, eliminating food sources, and trapping are the most common solutions for managing a small rodent infestation, but it’s often easy for mice and rats to return if the methods used are not thoroughly adhered, or the infestation is severe. 

The highly experienced specialists at Thorn not only understand how to control rodent infestations at residences and commercial facilities, but they also understand the biology of the pests and can make proactive recommendations to keep them away. Contact us for pricing today.

 

What is the best rodent deterrent?

The easiest way to deter rodents is to avoid baiting them. Create an environment that is not attractive to mice and rats. Avoid having accessible food sources. Keep dumpsters away from buildings. 

Remove thick vegetation next to structures, and avoid storing things against the building. To prevent them from accessing a structure, make sure the building is well-sealed and actively maintained.

 

It's time to be rodent-free.