Rats and mice are notorious for making themselves comfortable in your home without your approval. All they require to enter into your home is an opening the size of a quarter! Once inside your home they make their way into your attic and use your insulation to create a nesting area. Rats and mice also can cause damage to your electrical wiring and air conditioning ducts. Once in your attic they can move freely throughout your home via your wall voids.
Here at Gopher Patrol, our rodent eradication program puts an end to your unwanted guests. We do this by getting to the root of your problem and sealing up the openings to deny any future entry. Once your home has been properly sealed our trained technicians place rat traps in the attic and other areas of activity. Mice trapping and exclusion if not done by a professional can lead to ongoing problems. After our trapping program is complete we begin our 6 month guarantee (on most jobs, subject to condition of home and attic). We always stand by our work and guarantee it! Ready to get rid of those rodents? Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment fill out our Schedule an Appointment form. We are truly experts at rodent eradication, and have been proudly serving Southern California for over 15 years. Don't call "the bug guy" or "the termite man". Call you local rodent and gopher control experts!
More Rodent Information:
More Rodent Control Info:
Rats are various medium sized rodents. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, R. norvegicus. Many members of other rodent genera and families are also called rats and share many characteristics with true rats. A rat has an average life span of 2-3 years
Rats are distinguished from mice by their size; rats generally have bodies longer than 12 cm (5 inches). Squirrels of most species are about the same size as rats but are members of their own family, Sciuridae, and are usually more specialized than rats.
A mouse (plural mice) is a rodent that belongs to one of numerous species of small mammals. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is found in nearly all countries and, like the laboratory mouse, serves as an important model organism in biology, and is also a popular pet. The American white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) and the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) also sometimes live in houses. These species of mice live commensally with humans.
Although they may live up to two years in the lab, the average mouse in the wild lives only about 5 months, primarily due to heavy predation. Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of insects have been known to prey heavily upon mice. Nevertheless, due to its remarkable adaptability to almost any environment, and its ability to live commensally with humans, the mouse is regarded to be the third most successful mammalian species living on Earth today, after humans and the rat.
Mice can be harmful pests, damaging and eating crops and spreading diseases through their parasites and feces. In the Western United States, breathing dust that has come in contact with mouse feces has been linked to the deadly hantavirus. The original motivation for the domestication of cats is thought to have been for their predation of mice and their relatives, the rats.