Mouse & Rodent Control
Mice in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa are one of the most troublesome and most encountered pest problems that homeowners have to battle, they damage and contaminate our property and foods. Although mice only travel and forage for food within a 10 to 25 foot distance of their nest, these rodents are successful at living and coexisting with people in their homes while reproducing at a rapid rate. It is necessary to get mice eliminated and under control before that population increase.
Omaha Pest Control, Inc. has more than 25 years of exterminating rodents, providing mouse control Omaha services in homes and businesses of mice, rats, and voles in Omaha, NE and its neighboring Bellevue metro communities. Call us at (402) 250-0425 for exterminator and removal assistance.
Importance Of Rodent Pest Control
Control of mice and rats is necessary to provide sanitary protection of our homes, food supplies, properties and numerous other habitats. Every year and worse yet everyday, rodents such as mice, rats and voles cause health and property damage. Rodents cause more than 30 disease types worldwide, they can be spread by:
- Contaminated foods
- Direct rodent bites
- Contact of feces, saliva or urine
- Infected ticks, mites and fleas can also transmit
Appearance Of Mice Or Rats
If you see one mouse or rat in the house there are probably many. Being small and nearly boneless mice weigh in less than 3 ounces and are typically from head to tail and are about 4 – 8 inches in length. They are brown to nearly black fur in color with a lighter, nearly white in color belly. Mice have pointed noses with large ears and can climb, jump and swim, they can get in nearly everything. As soon as you see 1 mouse it is time to take action and get removal.
How Does The Mouse Get In The House?
A mouse is nearly unstoppable at getting into buildings, they are like people in that they need food and shelter and will try hard to get both. A mouse can get through a small area less than the size of a pencil or a gap of 1/4 inch. Mice can jump 12 inches or more and can climb along cables and wires like a tight rope balancing specialist. They are also excellent swimmers and can climb vertical surfaces.
Damage Done To Property
Damage from these rodents can go unnoticed for years and some of these can be costly. Damage caused to your home may include:
- Dangerous electrical damage from rodents chewing on wires.
- Structural damage from gnawing sheet rock.
- Inner studs and foundation supports.
- Utility & HVAC accessories.
Preventing Rodent Entry & Infestation
- Install door sweeps.
- Seal cracks and holes on the exterior.
- Screen vents and openings.
- Store food in containers.
- Dispose of garbage and keep areas sanitary.Keep firewood away from building.
- Keep attic, basement and crawlspace areas dry and ventilated.
Exterminating The Pests
Many times a homeowner thinks that they can eliminate the problem on their own and save money. Sometimes that effort may be successful but most times hiring a professional is the most effective and affordable solution.
Call Omaha Pest Control for a Rapid and Affordable Service.