Mice Like Snug Homes Like Yours

Thrasher Controls Mice and MoreMice, rats, and rodents eat and contaminate food, damage buildings and other property by their gnawing and burrowing, and can spread diseases that affect people and pets.

The presence of rats can be detected by droppings or evidence of fresh gnawing. Tracks can be seen in mud and on dusty surfaces. Runways and burrows may be found next to buildings, along fences, and under low vegetation and debris.

Vegetable gardens, compost piles, and access to food storage help mice survive in residential areas.

The most successful and permanent form of rat control is to “build them out” by making their access to structures impossible. Ideally, all places where food is stored, processed or used should be rodent-proof. Store bulk foods, bird seed and dry pet food in metal cans with tight-fitting lids.

Trapping is also an effective method of control. It is the preferred method in homes, garages and other structures where only a few mice are present. Trapping has several advantages: 1) it does not rely on inherently hazardous poisons; 2) it permits the user to determine if the rat was killed and 3) it allows for disposal of rat carcasses, thus eliminating odor problems that may occur when poisoning is done within buildings. However, trapping is useless if the procedures to prevent reinfestation are not followed.

Call us to discuss your infestation and the best method for taking care of the problem quickly!

March 30, 2020

Rats Love Oranges

On a Sunday walk through her neighborhood, one of our team noticed, not one, but two oranges that were clearly snacked on by rats. When you see an orange that is hollowed out, the culprit [...]

October 3, 2018

Rat Coloring Page

Free download: Rat Coloring Page. You are free to download and share this rat/mouse coloring page from Thrasher Termite & Pest Control. It is designed in the Dia de los Muertos/Mexican Folk Art style. Rat [...]

March 12, 2015

Rats Eat Bark off Tree

When gnawing rats stripped the bark of this sweet cherry tree, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control went out on a limb for our customer! Our pest technician attached a rat trap on the tree limb to catch [...]

February 23, 2015

February 10, 2014

Racket on the Roof, is it Rats?

Today a client called. She's hearing a scrabbling sound coming from the attic. Is the culprit a rat? Great question, without an inspection of the attic we really can't tell, but a little sleuthing can [...]

December 16, 2013