Mice Exterminator – Warwick RI

From Warwick Neck, Apponaug, Conimicut to Pontiac Ave, Cowessett, Bald Hill Rd, Pawtuxet Village & City Center to Buttonwoods. We are always in your Warwick 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 WARWICK RI live Mice & Rat free for 36 years!

10 Helpful Tips to Help Avoid Mice & Rats

Fortunately, there are many ways you can help prevent rodents from entering your home. However, if they have already made there way onto your property. Click to call now 401-434-7418 Time is of the essence!

  • 1. Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilityy lines and pipes enter the home, using rodent proof material such as Xcluder fill material (available on Amazon)
  • 2. Install door sweeps on exterior doors, overhead garage doors and repair damaged screens.
  • 3. Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • 4. Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
  • 5. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • 6. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • 7. Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains that provide the perfect breeding site for rodents.
  • 8. Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home.
  • 9. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.
  • 10. Avoid using bird feeders around the home. Birds spill seed under the feeders. This will encourage rodents to enter the property and may even cause them to set-up shop where this food is readily accessible.

Difference Between Mice or Rats?

If you suspect there are rodents on your property, getting a positive ID of the Rodent is the always first step in solving the problem. Mice and Rats both have common Tel tale signs, here are some of their unique indicators that can help you figure out what you are dealing with.

Presence

Rat In Kitchen

A mature rat can range from 11-19 inches long (including its tail) and weigh ½ to 1 pound. Rats are bigger than mice and will have coarse grey, brown or black fur and a fur-less, long, scaly tale.

Mature mice grow to about 6-7 inches long (including its tail) and weigh ½ to 1oz. Mice have large ears and tiny black eyes. They have fine fur that can be grey, appearing black at times or brown and a 3-4 inch long, hairless tail.

Droppings

Rodent droppings are the first signs the pros look for when inspecting for rodents. Telling the difference between the two will indicate the type of rodent, size of the infestation, and where they are most active.

Mouse Droppings

Mouse droppings are less than ¼ inch and pointed on both ends. They are about the same size as a sprinkle on your ice cream (my apologies for the mental picture).

Rat Droppings

Norway Rat droppings are blunt at both ends. Rat droppings are ½ inch or larger.

Fresh droppings are shiny and putty-like in texture, while old ones are often dusty looking and lighter in color. However, different feces sizes will indicate that juveniles (young rodents) and adults are present, and lots of droppings may be an indication of a large infestation.

Gnawing

Wire Gnawed by Rat

Gnawed rat tooth marks are about ⅛ inch long. They chew holes about the size of a quarter, with rough torn edges. Rats like to gnaw on the corners of deck lattice (to create easy access).

Mouse Chewing Wire

Small scratch marks are a sign of mice. Gnawed mouse holes are small, around the size of a dime.

Runways

Common rodent Runways are usually along walls, building foundations, pipes, electrical wires, conduits and fence rails. Rodent runways are readily traveled areas.

Rub Marks

Rat Rub Marks

Oily or greasy rub marks are left in places where Mice & Rats frequently travel. This greasy substance is called Sebum. Studies have shown that rodents leave certain pheromones inside their sebum which allows them to communicate with one another.

Nests

Rat Burrows

Rats (Norway Rats) usually nest outdoors in burrows deep in the ground or in lower levels of the home.

Mouse Nest In Air Filter

Mice will shred insulation, paper, string, and other materials to build their nests indoors.

Noises

Both Mice & Rats are nocturnal. So, at night is when you are more apt to hear activity.

Mice usually make scratching noises such as their tiny footsteps when running in a wall, drop ceiling or an attic. They also make scratching noises when making their nests in these areas.

Rats tend to make louder thumping noises (larger animal) when nesting indoors (they can be very destructive).

Unusual pet Behavior

Unusual Pet Behavior

Your pet may appear extremely alert, bark, or begin to scratch areas where rodents may be residing. Pets tend to act unusual when they hear or smell Mice & Rats in the house.

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

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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 Warwick RI click to call now 401-434-7418 or contact us today.

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