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Rodent Control for Silicon Valley Homes

Mice and rats contaminate food, spread diseases, and damage property by their gnawing, burrowing, and mess. Thrasher's experience with rodents in Silicon Valley focuses on control, maintenance, and lasting prevention.

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Mice are small, curious, adaptable, reproduce quickly and spread many human diseases. Trapping and sealing entry points with rodent-resistant material are two of the best methods of getting a mouse infestation under control. Because of the potential for disease, proper sanitation is important. In addition to doing our part, we’ll coach you how make your home less available to mice.


Thrasher has many options for rat control, including trapping and sealing entry points. Rat control always starts with a no-charge inspection to identify the rat species (Norway rats, or roof rats) and device a control plan.

About Rats

Rats eat and contaminate food, damage buildings and other property by their gnawing and burrowing, and spread diseases that affect people and pets. The presence of rats can be detected by droppings or evidence of fresh gnawing. Rat tracks are seen on dusty surfaces and mud. Rat runways and burrows are found next to buildings, along fences and utility wires, and under low plants and wood piles.

Rats will eat nearly any type of food, but they prefer high-quality foods such as meat, fresh grain, and garden produce. Rats require 1/2 to 1 oz of fluid water daily when feeding on dry food. Rats have keen taste, hearing, and sense of smell. They will climb to find food or shelter, and they can gain entrance to a building throug any opening larger than 1/2 inch across. They can chew through plastic, wire, aluminum, stucco, caulk, expandable foam, and many other materials.

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