RODENTS

We are rodent-control superstars. Defend. Eliminate. Done.

Rodents present unique problems for a business.

Few pests are more frustrating to battle than the elusive rat or mouse. Their obvious droppings make them easy to detect, but if you can see their telltale droppings, so can your customers.

Don't go at it alone; Sprague offers a wide range of proven rodent control solutions that will eliminate mice and rats to protect your company's safety and reputation. We understand rodent habits and behaviors like no one else. Don’t play cat and mouse – contact us to eliminate the mice altogether. 

Rodents are one of the biggest threats to your reputation and the risks are too great to let an infestation go unchecked.

KEY RISKS 

Rats and mice pose serious health threats and carry infectious diseases. Their droppings and hair are also a source of allergens for some people.  In addition to posing a health concern, they also cause physical damage.

Rodent activity is highly scrutinized by auditors and inspectors. Any complications with them could derail the reputation of your food safety program and preventive efforts. While rats and mice are undesirable, sometimes having inaccurate or incomplete records during an audit is the worst risk of all.

Education

Rodents eat and contaminate food and are a threat to health as disease carriers. Fortunately, knowledge is power.

THEY LEAVE EVIDENCE.

Dark-colored droppings, oily marks on walls, and nesting materials are signs rodents may be present in your place of business.

THEY WILL CHEW ANYTHING.

Rodents' teeth never stop growing and gnawing keeps that growth in check. Look for chewed up wood, cardboard, or plastic. Rodents will chew through walls, electrical wires, and even metal flashing, causing extensive property damage.

TINY DOES IT.

Mice can enter structures through holes the size of a dime. They can easily squeeze under a door, through a pipe, or into a box. Be proactive. Seal all possible openings, pronto.

DIY TIPS
 

KEEP YOUR DOORS CLOSED.

Your best defense is exclusion. Keep doors, receiving areas, and indoor trash/recycling rooms closed when possible. Seal all cracks, holes, and gaps in the building walls.

INSPECT ALL PARCELS.

A Trojan Horse package is often the culprit behind rodent infestations. Rats and mice hide within pallets of products or inside packaging and turn up suddenly in the middle of your warehouse, commercial kitchen, or store. Inspect all incoming goods for gnawing, droppings, and nesting material to stop rodents at the door.

WATCH FOR TELLTALE DROPPINGS.

The white-footed deer mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) has been known to spread Hantavirus -- a deadly disease through its droppings and urine. Take precautions when cleaning! Wear gloves and wet down dried urine and droppings to reduce any airborne contaminants.

"Rodents are a critical element in food safety programs, especially with the house mouse. The house mouse is every place. [It] is a particular threat because it's constantly defecating and constantly urinating and may travel over hundreds of boxes within 24 hours."

Dr. Bobby Corrigan
RMC Pest Management Consulting
Managing Rodents in Food Processing Arenas