Mouse and Rat Removal

Massachusetts Rodent removal starts with revoking their invitation to a feast on property

Contrary to popular opinion, if your household or business in Massachusetts has a mouse and rat control problem, it's not because of how rich or poor you are. It's because of what's around and the ease of entry into your structure. Effective mouse and rat removal and control is about addressing those issues.

Anything edible lying about, inside or outside your building, is like putting out an invitation for a mouse or rat infestation. Apples fallen on the ground from an apple tree in your backyard is a perfect example. That can easily attract a mouse or rat onto your property, and once they're there, they'll wander looking for more food sources. That search will often bring them into your home or business. That's how easy it is for a mouse or rat control problem to start in Greater Boston.


Your Massachusetts mouse and rat control strategy step 1: figure out where they live

The house mouse is one of the most common pests in Massachusetts, and you'll usually find their homes in small boxed items or enclosed areas hidden away in dark places, but a mouse never likes to be further than 10-30 feet from its food. Residents of Boston and throughout Massachusetts will usually start to see mice in their home during the fall looking for escape from the cold. A rat, meanwhile, nests in dirt burrows that can be as far as 100-150 feet from its food source.

MassPest is a group of Massachusettss exterminators that know where to look for these hiding places and will flush them out.

Ideas to prevent a mouse or rat infestation in your Greater Boston home or business

The first step to mice and rat control is making your home or business unattractive to the critters. One of the easiest things you can do is clearing the path to the doors of your home of tall grass, weeds, wild berries, shrubs and other plant life. Such overgrowth can give shelter to mice and rats and give them easier access to your home through normal entryways. Additionally, if you have bird feeders, frequently sweep up seeds that fall on the ground.

Trash can be quite the inviting buffet for a mouse or rat, so use trashcans with tight-fitting lids and take it out daily. In your kitchen, use impenetrable containers for your grains, sugar and other pantry items. Coffee cans and jars with screw lids or hard plastic containers with lids work best.

Do-it-yourself Boston mouse and rat elimination

At most any general goods store, you'll find mouse and rat traps. These work well baited with anything edible, such as peanut butter, raisins, oats or dried fruit. One thing you may not have thought of, however, is to use latex gloves when setting the traps. A mouse or rat will steer clear of a baited trap if it smells like a human. If you live in a home with children, do not use poison baits and powders because they are highly toxic to human beings, too!

MassPest is a highly effective Boston rodent exterminator and proofer!

If you need an exterminator in Massachusetts for a mouse or rat infestation, a call to MassPest will ensure you get rid of the problem. We'll search out and remove the food sources and nesting sites and do our best to mouse and rat proof your home.

A mouse or rat can enter a home or business through unscreened doors, windows, ventilators, floor drains, cracks and breaks in foundations, holes around electrical conduits and pipes where they enter foundations or go through floors and walls. Plus, both a mouse and rat can gnaw throw many materials. Only materials with consistencies like sheet metal and cement are truly mouse and rat proof.

To mouse and rat proof your Greater Boston home or business, MassPest will seal openings around pipes and conduits and where pipe enters wood and masonry. If your home or business qualifies, MassPest also offers a warranty for most rodent control services.

To learn more about MassPest Boston mouse and rat elimination or to schedule a consultation, please call us.