A Mouse in the House?

A mouse hiding in the grass. Interstate Pest Management serving Portland OR & Vancouver WA talks about a mouse in the house.

‘Twill be the night before the Portland marathon, and it will be quiet all through the house. Not a creature will be stirring, except for the mice that sleep, eat, and defecate in every room of your home. Sweet dreams!

Mice, rats, and other rodents are a serious problem, and the last thing you want to deal with on the eve of a big race, or ever for that matter, is an infestation of these little critters.

The good news? We can help you say goodbye to them forever.

Living in the Sewers

Remember the giant rat Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? He was the nice kind of rat, the one that stayed in the sewers year round. Unfortunately for you, the rest of them like to come into your warm, cozy home.

Here’s why:

  • You might leave food and other edible debris on the ground.
  • There could be unsealed holes in your walls or floors, or a crawlspace that has easy access to the outdoors.
  • Your pet’s food might be uncovered or unsealed, or you might have an easy to access bird feeder nearby.
  • Your door doesn’t create a proper seal when closed.

If any of this sounds like your home, and you’ve been hearing scratching at your walls lately, now you know why. But there are ways to fix this.

The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper of Hamelin was able to rid the town of rats by playing a tune on a flute. You on the other hand only have to play a simple tune on your phone when you dial Interstate Pest Control.

They will show you how to rodent-proof your home and even help you do it. It is important to fill any holes to the outdoors and seal any open containers of food or other items that rodents might enjoy. The smell of certain foods, give rodents the will to find any way possible to find a way to obtain it. Don’t give them any reason to peek their heads in your house.

Leave it to the pros

A quality pest control company such as Interstate Pest Control will then rid your house of your current guests. If you’re thinking of using poison against the rats on your own, think again. Rat poison placed improperly can severely harm children or pets, and if a rat is killed in a hard to reach place, you’ll be stuck scouring the walls of your house to find a rat carcass that keeps smelling worse as time goes by. Leave extermination to the professionals. We remove rodents from the premises.

If you think you may have a rodent infestation or if you aren’t sure, call a professional exterminator today. A professional exterminator can ensure that your house is airtight and protected from any rodents, and that your furry friends will be packing their bags and looking for somewhere else to hide.