Rat Control and Mouse Control Prevents Disease

Our rat extermination services can rid your home of rodents for good. Serving clients in Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in northern NJ.

When it comes to pest control, mice and rats are usually the rodents that come to mind. Effective rodent control is important to prevent rats and mice from spreading diseases, many of which are serious and life-threatening. Both large and small rodent species can spread diseases through their droppings. They can contaminate food or be carriers of ticks and fleas that transmit illness. That’s why it’s important to properly handle mouse and rat extermination. Your home can become a safer and healthier place to live through the use of various mouse control and rat control measures.

Do you have a mouse control or rat control problem? Contact us to find out about our rodent control services.

Rat Extermination and Rodent Control Require Expert Knowledge

For proper rat extermination and mouse control, it is important to know the characteristics and habits of the species most commonly found in New Jersey. There are different methods of pest control like baiting with tamper-proof bait stations, mechanical devices, glue boards and physical exclusion. Mice can reproduce rapidly and need to be dealt with appropriately. Rat control can be difficult and should be handled by a trained professional. With our rat control or mouse pest control services, we conduct a complete inspection to see how they get in and give you recommendations on how to seal those areas to prevent future infestation.

Rodent control is necessary for the following:

Effective rodent control can prevent the spread of diseases.

  • Norway Rats are the largest species of commensal rodent and are quite common in NJ. They can reach up to 10 inches in length, not including their tail, and are typically dark gray or brown with lighter coloration on their undersides or bellies. They are known to carry diseases such as Well’s disease and murine typhus. The most effective method of rodent control for this species is the removal of all food sources. Rat extermination can be accomplished with rat traps or other types of bait stations. Effective rat and mouse control is essential to a healthy home.
  • The Common House Mouse prefers residential settings and can cause a lot of destruction to homes and offices not to mention increasing the risk of fire hazard. Mice are light grey to brown in coloration and their ears and tail have very little fur. As with the other species of rodents, the danger of mouse droppings contaminating food and spreading disease makes infestation a serious problem. Besides infecting people, mice and rats can do some serious damage to furniture, walls, floors, and electrical wires. When you see a mouse, pest control is a must to ensure the problem doesn’t grow larger.
  • Rat and mouse control is essential to a healthy home.

  • The White Footed Mouse is a very common mammal in North America and is medically important as a carrier of Hanta Virus. Additionally, it is a carrier of the ticks that can spread Lyme Disease. Humphreys’ control program for this pest centers on proper identification and the removal of resources that might attract it to the home. These pests can be excluded from the home by conducting a thorough inspection and employing rodent proofing techniques. Often, the use of strategically located rodent bait stations in critical areas of the home, particularly in the basement and attic, is recommended.
  • Lyme Disease – Deer Ticks, also known as the Black Legged Tick, are the vectors of the bacterium that causes Lyme Disease. Deer and mice are the preferred hosts for these ticks. Humphreys’ control program includes inspecting and making recommendations to reduce potential habitat for deer, mice and tick populations as well as making targeted chemical applications to your property.

Contact Humphrey’s for more information on rat extermination or pest control for mice.