RODENT CONTROL


At 1st Choice Pest Control we offer rodent control solutions to help you get rid of the rodents in and around your home or business. Cleanliness is the most effective rodent repellent method. We know that occasionally, rodents can cause problems and damage to your property. On these occasions, it’s possible for rodents to gain access to your home and with that they may bring along disease, noise, damage and odor. 1st Choice Pest Control offers baiting and trapping services to help you with your rodent problems. Rodents can be a nuisance so let us help you keep the wild life out of your home or business. Our rodent control service can help you control unwanted Mice, Rats, Shrews, Moles, and Voles.

 

Rodents can cause economic and health-related damage.  Rodents economic damage includes; flooding due to chewing through water pipes in walls, gnawing on the fabric of furniture and clothing, along with make holes in buildings, dry goods, and disfigure window or door sills. One of the most dangerous things there chewing can cause fires when they chew or strip coating of electrical wires.

 

While economic losses are probably the greater concern, the public health aspect is also very important.  Diseases carried by rodents are still a potent threat.  Some diseases, such as the plague and murine typhus, are transmitted by fleas that jump from rodents to humans.  Other diseases may be spread by other arthropod vectors, fecal contamination, or rat bites.

1st Choice Pest Control can offer additional rodent removal options depending on your needs. If you suspect you have some unwanted rodents in or around your home, call us today for a free rodent control assessment!  Make sure you ask about our year round maintenance packages!

 

RATS

Size: 6 – 8 inches Nose to Tail
Weight: 5 – 9 oz
Litters: 4 – 6 per year with about 20 young per litter
Breading Season: Spring through Fall

Rats and mice can cause extensive damage to both your home and health. Rats and Mice make their homes in the hard to reach areas of your house potentially causing structural damage. They are also carriers of disease like the Hantavirus and can cause Asthma/Allergic Rhinitis reactions by spreading their urine and fecal matter

 

MICE

Size: 3 – 5 inches Nose to Tail
Weight: 1 - 2 oz
Litters: 3 - 5 per year with about 14 young per litter
Breading Season: Spring through Fall

 The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. It is one of the most numerous species of the genus Mus. Although a wild animal, the house mouse mainly lives in association with humans.

VOLES

Size: 3 – 9 inches Nose to Tail
Weight: 1 - 2 oz
Litters: 10 per year with about 6 young per litter
Breading Season: Spring through Fall

 A vole is a small rodent resembling a mouse but with a stouter body, a shorter, hairy tail, a slightly rounder head, smaller ears and eyes, and differently formed molars (high-crowned and with angular cusps instead of low-crowned and with rounded cusps). There are approximately 155 species of voles. They are sometimes known as meadow mice or field mice in North America. Vole species form the subfamily Arvicolinae with the lemmings and the muskrats.

 

MOLES

Size: 5 - 13 inches Nose to Tail
Weight: 1 - 8 oz
Litters: 4 per year with about 2 young per litter
Breading Season: Spring through Fall

Moles are small mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle. They have cylindrical bodies, velvety fur, very small, inconspicuous ears and eyes, reduced hindlimbs and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws adapted for digging. The term "mole" is especially and most properly used for "true moles" of the Talpidae family in the order Soricomorpha found in most parts of North America, Asia, and Europe although may refer to other completely unrelated mammals of Australia and southern Africa that have also evolved the mole body plan; it is not commonly used for some talpids, such as desmans and shrew-moles, which do not quite fit the common definition of "mole".