While there is a diversity of different species of rodents, the most common ones you can find lurking in your home are mice and rats. They are generally small to medium size social critters that reproduce very swiftly. Which means there will be usually more than one hiding in your walls and ceilings.
Mice and rats become more of a problem during the colder months of the year, because it’s difficult for them to find food and shelter. In most of the cases, our own habits are what attracts these rodents inside our homes. Things like crumbs on the floor and open boxes of food always bring mice and rats running. Mice and rats also make their nests out of stuff we leave, such as cardboard, paper sheets and old clothes.
Because of their stealth and fast feet, mice and rats can be extremely hard for homeowners to handle on their own. Thus, when dealing with a rodent infestation, it’s always a better idea to hire a professional pest control company that offers expert mice extermination and rat removal.
And we don’t just offer to take care of these little rodents. We also offer a detailed inspection of your house to make sure all potential entry points are blocked and sealed to prevent future mice or rat invasion. But in case you are already suffering from a mouse, rat or any other rodent issue, call us on 01925 698 012 now and we’ll help you solve it in an instant. We cover all postcodes in and around Warrington.
Rats reproduce very quickly and are most known for their agility, ability to climb to higher places and damage homes by gnawing on hard surfaces or electrical wires. Rats often prefer to live in basements, attics or small crawl spaces between walls (drywall). Rats love to eat grain products like cereals and breads, and will climb, jump and swim when necessary to reach the desired food source.
Mice are nocturnal critters. They have a keen sense of smell, hear, taste and touch, but their vision is poor. Mice use their enhanced senses to constantly explore and learn about their surroundings, to memorise pathways and food source places. When the outside temperature drops, mice seek warmer living areas like your home. They choose safer hiding places to build their nests out of soft materials like paper, grass and leaves.