Mice, Mouse Rodent Control – Minneapolis St Paul Minnesota

December 27, 2011

Rodent Control MN  | Rodent and Mice Removal Experts MN

Rodents have been known to damage buildings, contaminate food and transmit diseases to people. They’re diverse; the rodent family includes rats, mice, gophers, voles, beavers and more. They’re also adaptable, capable of learning by trial and error. As a result, people who need to control them have always struggled to “build a better mouse-trap.”

Rodent Control and Rodenticides

Keep in mind these important tips when controlling a rodent infestations in your home or business:

  • Always read and follow label directions for any pesticide product, including rodent baits. It’s the law.
  • Always store pesticides in a cool, dry place that’s not accessible to children and pets. Rodent baits, in particular, can be attractive and dangerous to kids, pets and wildlife.
  • Many rodenticide baits have the potential to be toxic to wildlife if the product is eaten, or if an animal eats a rodent that was recently poisoned. If you suspect an animal may have been poisoned, please talk with a pesticide specialist.
  • It’s important to know which species of rodent you’re dealing with; they have different capabilities and preferences. The first step in any effective control program is proper pest identification.
  • Many experts recommend an IPM approach, which stands for Integrated Pest Management. This kind of approach emphasizes prevention, sanitation and exclusion, and utilizes pesticides only as a last resort when other options have been exhausted.

Rodenticides Fact Sheet

Prevent Rodent Infestations

The best way to prevent a rodent infestation and contact with rodents is to remove the food sources, water, and items that provide shelter for rodents.

Got Mice?

Person using caulk gun to seal holes on exterior of house

Seal Up!

Seal up holes inside and outside the home to keep rodents out.

person baiting a snap trap with peanut butter

Trap Up!

Trap rodents around the home to help reduce the population.

various food containers with properly sealed lids

Clean Up!

Avoid illness: Take precautions before and while cleaning rodent-infested areas.

Where there are mice, chances are damage will follow. Able to live off almost any food and with little water, unless removed by physical means these rodents will be persistent. Examples of possible damage are structural damage, damage to your wiring, A/C units, furnaces, attics, insulation, with possible electrical fires, along with potential diseases and parasites. The most common is salmonella (food poisoning) and ring worms.

For help identifying your rodent infestation, contact a Minnesota Wild Animal and Pest Control Expert.  It is your best bet in getting rid of these rodents once and for all.


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