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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.
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.
Don’t underestimate the rat’s destructive capabilities. An effective way know whether a burrow is active is to cave the entrance in (if possible) and check back in a day or two to look for signs of activity. Rats are wary of new objects or sudden changes to their environment – this is known as “neophobia.”
Rodents eat and contaminate food and are a threat to health as disease carriers. Fortunately, knowledge is power.
Dark-colored droppings, oily marks on walls, and nesting materials are signs rodents may be present in your place of business.
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.
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.
"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