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When wildlife & animal control goes from being cute to ruining your property or posing a hazard to you and your family, it becomes a nuisance. It is not easy to perform humane removal services for rodents in Chicago. To safeguard your and the animal’s safety, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources suggests employing a humane wildlife removal company. Furthermore, each rodent has various restrictions regarding removal and transfer, with some requiring permits. Humane rodent control firms, such as our ATAP animal removal company, are familiar with the wildlife control & removal rules. On the other hand, if you have a mouse infestation, we can provide a mouse extermination in Chicago too.
Whether you believe mice, squirrels, and rats are cute or horrible, it’s vital to remember that killing them isn’t necessary to remove them out of your Chicago home forever. Humane rat & squirrel removal services and exclusion methods are quickly becoming industry norms among pest control & removal specialists including us. Take a moment to read more about how mice and rats end up inside our homes, why this is an issue, and how our ATAP mouse removal experts remove them humanely.
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Rodent Pest Control Services
What Attracts Them?
Why Do Rodents Infest Human Homes?
When winter arrives, food and warmth become short in the wilderness. As the temperature drops, mice and rats find it increasingly difficult to survive. Your home provides rats with the warmth they require, and any food you fail to properly store provides them with the nutrients they require. What more could a mouse or rat want than wonderful nesting opportunities (your home’s insulation) and great chew toys (everything in your home, seriously)?
Why Are They Being Removed?
Mice and rats should be removed from homes because they can cause severe damage and pose a health risk. Many rodents carry infections and parasites that you, your family, and your pets can contract. Rodents, like humans, like chewing on anything and everything. Their chewing addiction causes them to bite on everything from electrical wiring to wood to steel pipes. Rodent damage can cause electrical fires, structural problems, and flooding. When you combine their tremendous reproduction rates, you can quickly create a massive problem. Simply said, it’s too dangerous for you and your family to let the mice and rats stay even for a short time.
What Is the Most Humane Way to Get Rid of Them?
The most humane way to remove any rats or wild animals that have taken up residence in your home is to humanely trap them and transport them somewhere they are unlikely to return.
Can I Do It On My Own?
It is not advised for homeowners to attempt to trap and remove any wildlife that may take up residence in their homes. When inexperienced Do-It-Yourselfers attempt to remove natural pests, so many things can go wrong! The worst-case scenario is if something goes catastrophically wrong and either the homeowner or the animal is injured. If they feel endangered, wild animals, even small rats, will not hesitate to attack a human! It is advisable to employ a professional wildlife removal and relocation specialist to ensure that your rodent removal is both safe and successful.
What Do Mice Do During the Summer?
- Mice are significantly more active during the summer when the weather is beautiful and food is plentiful. Mice will use our dwellings to remain warm in the winter, and they will do the same in the summer to stay cool and avoid predators. Mice will relocate their nests to cold, dark areas that provide relief and protection from the heat. Inside wall cavities, basements, and attics are among their favorite hiding places.
- Unfortunately, this implies that these pests are just as likely to break in during the summer as they are during the winter.
- Food is also more plentiful for mice throughout the summer months, both in nature and around our homes when we begin cooking outside.
- During the summer, homeowners spend more time outside and less time indoors, making it simpler for mice to scurry around unseen. When it comes to mice, it is critical to appropriately exclude them as soon as you see them. Mice reproduce at an alarming rate, with a new litter born every 21 days. Within months, a few mice could turn into a full-fledged infestation. ATAP Pest Control’s trained technicians will manage your rodent troubles with ease, returning your Chicago home to a mouse-free zone before fall hits.
Signs & Appearance: Rodent Removal Information
The following is a list of signs that may indicate an infestation with Rodents:
Droppings: Rodent droppings are one of the most visible indications of an infestation. These droppings are 1.8 to 2.0 cm in length and capsule-shaped. They can be seen strewn about along popular rodent routes.
Gnaw Marks: Gnaw marks on food and things such as utility lines are another hallmark of these rats.
Grease Stains: Rats can also leave marks or grease stains when they run along the edge of something. In general, the greater the activity, the darker the stain.
Visual Sightings: Visual sightings of these pests during the daytime typically indicate extensive infestations. Outdoor sightings of burrows in the vicinity of the building could be an indicator of their nests.
The vomeronasal organ, or VNO, is a second organ that rats use to smell. The VNO is in a thin, round space near the septum in the lower part of the nasal passage. When rats sniff and taste, molecules of smell break apart and travel to the VNO receptor.
The VNO is mostly used to find pheromones that are shared by two or more rats of the same species. Rats’ pheromones are in their poop, urine, and glandular secretions, and you can smell or lick them to find them.
The Advantages of Hiring An ATAP Professional
Because our pest specialists are used to removing and relocating mice and rats, they can enter your home, assess the issue, quickly and safely remove the creatures, and then ensure that no new animals may enter.
ATAP Professionals frequently collaborate with wildlife & rodent rehabilitation clinics to reintroduce pest rodents into wildlife preserves. They are also masters at locating entryways that your former rodent roommates used to gain access to your home and recommending strategies to ensure that no fresh mice use those channels to re-infiltrate your home.
Unfortunately, not all professionals agree that gently trapping and relocating rodents is essential. Those who feel that eliminating rodents is the solution may introduce poisons and deadly traps into your home, endangering your family and pets. When you do engage a professional animal pest control firm similar to ATAP, be sure they employ humane methods to remove and transfer your pesky mice and rats.
Things To Know About Mice
1.) Mice are extremely widespread in buildings, and because they are difficult to detect, mice can inflict major damage even before they are noticed or come into touch with people. A mouse population can soon go out of control due to its rapid reproductive rate (a female can begin delivering a litter of six pups at eight weeks old).
2.) Mice are also infected with mites, tapeworms, and ringworms. They can cause skin irritation and infect the digestive system. Ticks are common carriers of Lyme disease, which can be passed on to humans and pets by bite. Fever, headache, and nausea are among the symptoms, which can linger for years if not treated promptly.
3.) A mouse bite or the body fluids of sick mice can cause sickness in humans. Rat-bite fever can cause rashes, flu-like symptoms, and cardiac problems.
4.) A mouse can fit through a dime-sized hole. Warm areas where mice like to establish nests include attics, walls, kitchens, pantries, storage rooms, and crawl spaces. Mice in walls/attics can be difficult to find since they burrow. A mouse will frequently use plumbing or wire gaps to gain access to walls and crawl spaces.
5.) Although mice tend to seek interior refuge when the weather cools, they can nest in buildings all year and travel outside to feed. Given their rapid reproduction rates, losing a couple of mice might quickly become a significant issue.
6.) Mouse damage can not only cause structural issues and increased energy expenditures, but it can also allow another animal (raccoon, squirrel, bird, or bat) to access the attic, roof, or wall. Other animals may be drawn to their scents and urine.
ATAP Pest Control’s humane rat control technique includes sophisticated tactics to avoid re-entry. Your pest professional will seal any potential points of access surrounding your home using a combination of screening and ATAP’s wildlife & rodent exclusion sealant. Then, all access locations are deodorized to cover any hormonal odors that may attract additional unwelcome visitors. As part of the ATAP Pest Control customer service experience, our rodent wildlife technicians specialize in protecting your property and family.