Where do mice live.
Mice carry diseases.
Insects live on mice.
What foods do mice eat.
Will mice hurt dogs or cats.
When are mice most active.
Having rats in backyard will attract feral cats. Compounding the dangers to pets and humans. Many people ignore these issues saying they don’t use the yard and is just for their dogs. But those same dogs walk in the yard indiscriminately and then enter homes. Spreading diseases, bacteria and parasites into carpet, beds and clothing.While a pile of dog poop is surely something to avoid, for rats, it’s a delicious gift of hearty food. As the city combats an ongoing rat problem throughout many neighborhoods, some residents who are fed up with the infestation are trying to get dog owners to clean up after their pets.
Dog Poop Attracts Rats
Rats, mice and other rodents are attracted to dog poop because they like to eat it. In fact, dog poop is said to be the number one food source for rats in developed areas. If the community has a rat problem investigating whether that problem is being fueled by a pet waste problem. Rat populations thrive, reproducing often wherever there is a readily available food source.Most experienced exterminators will mention dog waste as the number one source of a rats mice infestaion. Make sure the community is not becoming a rat breeding ground by keeping pet waste off the ground. Keep vermin out is Ampm exterminators moto.
Shelters for rats and in mice in backyards may eventually give access for pests to get inside your home.
Junk piled in yards like old tires, firewood, sheds with openings underneath and even dog houses are like rat condos and rats love to live in and under all of these. Anything that can hold water like old buckets or basins are a great source of water.
Dog poop is toxic to the environment
Pet waste that is left on the ground does not just disappear. Dog waste will slowly “fade away” over time by becoming part of the soil or washing into the waterways when it rains. But don’t assume it’s totally gone. As the waste disintegrates, it breaks apart into small particles. Those particles of dog poop wash into our creeks and streams. Ultimately into our rivers when it rains. Dog waste is very nutrient-rich. Unfortunately, these particular “nutrient-rich deposits” cause rapid algae growth. Abundant algae blooms block sunlight and deplete oxygen in the water. Which kills off aquatic organisms, especially fish. Even for those who are not concerned about the environment, there is one more reason to keep pet waste off the ground and out of our waterways – our own personal health. The bacteria in dog feces wash into our creeks, streams and rivers can cause serious illness in humans, including cholera and dysentery.
Pest control service to the rescue
• Mice and rats, whether dead or alive, spread disease.
• They contaminate our food with urine and droppings;
• Start fires by gnawing on electric wires; and
• Destroy keepsakes and valuable possessions by gnawing.
How to identify a rodent problems in homes,apartment building particularly attics and crawlspaces
Rodents are generally most active at night. They leave telltale signs, including
• Rub and gnaw marks;
• Burrows and tracks; and
How to get rid of rats
Rats are more likely to be attracted by the odors from pet waste, outdoor pet food bowls, inadequate waste and garbage containers, compost bins, BBQ grills, vegetable garden waste or un-harvested fruits and nuts from trees.
To eliminate rats, deny them access to shelter. It is important to remove potential hiding and nesting sites from around your home. Such as firewood stacks, brush and debris piles, dense shrubbery, ground covers and ivy. Repair and/or seal openings in buildings using durable materials, such as concrete, metal flashing, steel wool or heavy welded wire.
In dry climates, rats are attracted to sources of water. Remove or repair all sources of free water around your home and yard. These include leaking faucets and irrigation lines, water bowls for pets and all sources of standing water.
Good sanitation practices will effectively control the ability of rats to survive. Eliminating access to garbage, pet waste, spilled bird seed, open compost bins and un-harvested fruits and vegetables is crucial to rodent control.
Rats are especially attracted by the odor from BBQ grills and they will eat the residue meat scraps and fats found on them. If possible, between uses store your grill in a secure outdoors building and keep it clean of all grease and food debris.
Contact pest control
Seattle pest control service specialize in several rodent control services, including rat removal and mouse control, rodent damage control, rodent management, rodent prevention, residential and commercial rodent control. Our certified wildlife specialists and animal control operators are trained with the most advanced rodent control techniques, ranging from rodent control through trapping to rodent damage repair and rodent prevention.
Ampm Pest control company takes pride in family and pet friendly effective home pest control and commercial pest control in king county areas of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, kirkland, Renton, Everett, Kent, Samammish, Woodinville, Carnation, Mercer island, Bothell and Issaquah. Extermination services for Bedbugs, Mouse Control, Rodent, Carpenter Ants, Spider control are available to residential including single family residences, apartments, commercial including hotels, restaurants, schools and industrial establishments including warehouses and grocery stores.
Company Name: Rodent Control Service
Contact Person: Gordon Stanley
Phone: (425) 200-8045
Address:8512 122nd Ave NE; Unit 80
Country: United States