Mice Exterminator – East Providence RI

We are Townies! East Providence, RI is our birthplace and our home. From Rumford, Armingon Corner, Kent Corner, Phillipsdale, City Center, Leonard Corner, to Riverside. We are always in your neighborhood. Our professional mice exterminators will be there for you when you need us.

As a local family business, we at Guardian Pest Control have been helping our Clients in East Providence RI live Mice & Rat free for 36 years!

Mice vs. Rats – Which one causes more damage?

If you have Mice or Rats on the property, the damage can be significant, and it is imperative that you have a professional address the situation ASAP.

Both Rats and Mice can gnaw on various structures and wires in your home, which can lead to fires. Mice & Rats are also known to damage vehicle wiring as well.

Mice have weaker teeth than rats, which means that any food source that is properly stored in glass or metal can prevent the mice from contaminating it, but that may not be the case with rats. Rats are much stronger than mice and have been known to gnaw through various building materials, including aluminum, wood, glass, sheet metal, and even cinder blocks.

Diseases caused by Mice & Rats

Hantavirus Transmission

Not only can Mice & Rats cause structural damage to your home & property, but they also pose a public health risk.

Rodents can cause a lot of damage and can transmit bacteria and other disease agents. Some diseases Mice & Rats have been known to carry include hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella. so, it is best to have the problem taken care of properly and ASAP.

Rodent infestations can become huge headaches for homeowner & business owners, so it is best to prevent them as early as possible. If you do notice mouse or rat activity around your property, be sure to contact our office before they cause significant damage to your home.

Rat Behavior vs. Mouse Behavior

Although both rats and mice fall into the rodent category, there are some differences in their behavior. Even though they are smaller in size, mice tend to be bolder than rats. Mice are usually curious and will explore new things, including traps. It’ll take more than a baited trap to trick a rat though. Rats typically live-in fear, so they are very cautious about new things (they are Neophobic) and will not explore like mice. It takes rats a lot longer to investigate new things as opposed to mice, which sometimes can make it difficult for trapping. However, we practice a pre-baiting technique that allows naturally trap shy rats to become comfortable eating of unset traps. So, once we set the traps, we are able to capture 2x the rats then if we ever set the traps in the first place!

Pro Prevention Tips

  • Inspect the foundation all the way around the home. Any crack, gap or hole that is 1/4" or larger needs to be repaired. In holes that are 2" or smaller, Xcluder Mesh Material or other industry standard rodent proofing should be used. In larger holes or gaps you may need to use sheet metal or hardware cloth with less than 1/4" mesh to repair the area.
  • Check all doors, door frames, windows and window frames. Replace any weather stripping that does not create a tight seal. Replace any broken windowpanes. Replace any damaged window or door screens. Repair any gap, hole or crack around frames that are 1/4" or larger. If gnawing damage is present on doors, a metal kickplate should be installed to prevent any additional gnawing. We recommend door sweeps made by Xcluder company.
  • Brick or stone houses can be very easy for rats to climb. As with pipes, you can paint a 12" band (at least 3 feet from the ground) using high gloss paint all the way around the structure to deter climbing.
  • Look at all utility entry points (line-in areas). Areas where utilities enter the home can also make easy access points for Mice & Rats. Make sure any gap or hole larger than 1/4" around the wire, cable or pipe is sealed using Xcluder Mesh, caulk, hardware cloth and mortar, sheet metal or other suitable material where needed.

How Do I Get Rid of Mice & Rats?

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1. Call for a Free Estimate

Do you think you may have a problem with Mice or Rats? Call Guardian Pest Control. You will be greeted by our responsive, friendly office staff. We will also give you a free estimate right over the phone, so you will never have to wait for a quote again! And Ask about our Free Entry Point Inspection!

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2. Schedule Service

Schedule a service with our highly trained licensed and insured expert mice exterminator technicians. All our technicians undergo rigorous training (in house & on the field). Our Quality Control Managers are on call and may even stop by with our techs to ensure client satisfaction.

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3. Our Service

Our mice exterminator technician will conduct a thorough inspection and provide you with the most effective treatment plan to solve your problem.

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4. Appointment Record

You will receive a detailed report of our findings, the service provided as well as helpful recommendations to eliminate any conditions that may be contributing to the problem.

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5. Return Visit

We always return after our initial service to check for activity & ensure control of the mice & rats.

If you are in need of a mice exterminator in East Providence RI click to call now 401-434-7418 or contact us today.

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