Rodent Removal & Exclusion
In urban areas like Boston, rodent removal is an essential part of city living. In the suburban and rural towns of Massachusetts, rats, mice and other rodents can take advantage of openings and food sources in no time, making rodent control a priority for any type of property. Rodent activity poses serious health risks to people and can cause significant property damage.
At Ultra Safe Pest Management, we work hard to eliminate existing rodent infestations and prevent rodents from entering structures. Whether a single mouse or rat, or a major infestation, our customized rodent services provide a long-term solution for rodent activity.
Rodent Removal Methods
- Detailed inspection of interiors and exteriors of the property.
- Identify food & water sources, entry points and harborage sites.
- Design a site specific, comprehensive plan of action (IPM).
- Trap and remove rodents from interiors.
- Rodent Proofing and Exclusion of entry points, gaps and holes.
- Rodent /Animal / Bird / Bat Debris HEPA clean-up, Specialized sanitation equipment.
- Set-up exterior rodent stations where needed.
- Perform follow-up visit(s) to ensure success.
- Full Warranty on all rodent control services.
The Best Rodent Control Provides Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
This type of approach can reduce pesticide and rodenticide use. It can also minimize the presence of dead, odor causing rodents inside a building and offers a better long-term solution.
Common Rodent Species Found In Massachusetts
The most common rodent removal species we encounter here in massachusetts is mice. There are several different species of pest mice in our area. House Mice, Deer Mice, White-Footed Mice and more.
House Mouse (Mice Removal)
Rodent Removal of mice is by far the number one most common call out of all rodent species here in the Boston Area. Urban apartment buildings, warehouses and residential homes can quickly become infested with the rapidly reproducing and very adaptive ‘House Mouse’ Mus musculus. These mice fit through tiny openings, therefore exclusion or “mouse-proofing” can be tedious and should only be done by skilled rodent technicians.
The House Mouse is a non-native or “invasive” pests, transported from other countries or continents. The control methods for mice must take an aggressive, integrated approach in order to achieve long term success.
Deer Mice & White Footed Mice
Deer Mice and White Footed Mice, often referred to as “field mice” are native to Massachusetts. These wild mice typically live outdoors much of the year. The mice often enter structures in late fall when weather conditions change and a lack of natural food sources drive them into homes and buildings. As spring weather arrives, Deer Mice begin spending most of their time outdoors again.
Unlike House Mice, Deer Mice often carry outside food sources like Tree Nuts into homes and buildings. These mice often infest areas less frequented by people. Attics, dormers, storage areas, basements and crawlspaces should be inspected for signs of rodent activity. Acorns or nut shells found indoors, tunneling in attic insulation and scurrying in the walls at night, are a few tell tale signs of a Deer Mice infestation.
Rat Removal & Exterminating
Besides mice, rats account for the second most number of extermination calls. Norway Rat infestations have been on the rise in around Massachusetts. Our rodent control experts can implement a site specific plan of action for any type of rodent or rat activity.
The most common species of rat found here in Massachusetts is the Norway Rat. Rats are by far, one of the most intelligent, successful and adaptive of rodent species.
Rats cause significant damage to property and structures because rodents constantly gnaw once inside a structure. When rodents gnaw into electrical wire insulation, sparks may cause an electrical fire. It is estimated that more than 70% of house fires of “unknown origin” are caused by rodent activity. Every year millions of dollars in food and crops are destroyed by rats, mice and other rodents.
Rodents also cause damage when their burrow networks undermine sidewalks and patios causing the displaced substrate to settle and sink surface hardscapes.
Rats can spread dangerous disease including plague, jaundice, rat-bite fever, smallpox virus, trichinosis and salmonella among others, therefore it is very important to wear protective equipment if handling any material that has been contaminated by rodents.
Rats also introduce fleas, ticks and mites into homes and buildings putting people and pets at risk. Successful Rodent Control for rats, must be performed by a skilled and licensed professional in order to achieve long-term success.
Rodent-Proofing & Exclusion
Rodent Exclusion, also known as rodent or “mouse proofing”, is the process of excluding or sealing openings where mice and rats can enter a structure.
Successful rodent-proofing of a structure, requires a full understanding of the rodent species present, knowledge of general building construction, and possess the proper tools, equipment and materials to perform successful rodent-exclusion. Ultra Safe has been specializing in Rodent-Proofing for nearly twenty years.