RODENT PEST CONTROL

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THE HOUSE MOUSE 

The house mouse is one of the most common rodents we deal with in our MasterGuard rodent pest control services. Mice are small, furry rodents, capable of reproducing and living almost anywhere. Although mice are considered a wild animal, the house mouse mainly lives associated with humans and is known for causing damage to crops and stored foods.

It’s a long standing belief that house mice are the primary reason for domesticating the cat, which are naturally one of the best rodent exterminators out there.

ARE MICE DANGEROUS? 

The dangers of mice don’t often come from their bite, but the diseases they can carry and transmit to us humans through food contamination though they can do the same through bites as well. These include: leptospirosis, murine typhus, rickettsialpox, tularemia, lymphocytic choriomeningitis and potentially bubonic plague. 

HOW TO TREAT A MOUSE BITE 

If you suspect you’ve been bit by a mouse, wash the wound thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Swelling may occur. Watch the wound for any signs of infection for the next few hours. At any sign of irregular skin symptoms, it is recommend you seek our your nearest health services to assess the mouse bite. It may be within your best interest to seek out your health services before any possible symptoms occur to be safe. 

RATS 

Rats have long been considered deadly, disease spreading rodents. The Center for Disease Control lists nearly a dozen different diseases directly linked to rats. 

Most urban areas throughout the world battle rat infestation of some kind. New York for example, has specific regulations for getting rid of rats—multi-family residences and commercial businesses must use a specially trained and licensed exterminator. 

THE HABITS OF RATS 

Rats don’t limit themselves much when it comes to finding a suitable place to live which makes rat removal very difficult for do it yourselfers. Rats can live in walls, crawlspaces, ceilings, attics, basements, garbage cans…you name it, a rat has probably lived in it. The most common places to look for rat infestations are around pipes, behind walls and near garbage cans, but you can be sure anywhere around food.

HOW TO TREAT A RAT BITE

If you suspect you’ve been bit by a rat, wash the wound thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Swelling may occur. Watch the wound for any signs of infection for the next few hours. At any sign of irregular skin symptoms, it is recommend you seek our your nearest health services to assess the rat bite as soon as possible. It may be within your best interest to seek out your health services before any possible symptoms occur to be safe.

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MasterGuard Milwaukee, WI Branch

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Office Location: Delafield, WI

Office Phone Number: (262) 408-2220

 

MasterGuard Madison, WI Branch

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Office Location: Madison, WI

Office Phone Number: (608) 441-3800

 

MasterGuard Appleton, WI Branch

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Office Location: Appleton, WI

Office Phone Number: (920) 882-1330

 

MasterGuard Grand Rapids, MI Branch

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Office Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Office Phone Number: (616) 284-3888

 

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