Mice and rats typically enter buildings along pipelines, through vents and preexisting holes. Sometimes, they can even chew their way into your home! If this happens, you can rely on Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control for rodent removal in Maryland. We eliminate rats and mice from homes in Howard County, Frederick County, Anne Arundel County and throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Whether you need rodent removal in Annapolis, Potomac or Columbia, just give us a call!
How We Solve Your Rodent Problem
Most rodents, especially rats, have an excellent sense of taste and smell: they can detect contaminants in their food, which means bait boxes and poison aren’t always effective. However, there are other methods of rodent control and our technicians will help you choose the best method to rid your home of these pests. Here is what we can do for you:
- Identify the invading species
- Locate the points of entry and seal them
- Identify their food source and eliminate access to it
- Set appropriate traps to capture the existing rodent population
- Advise you on deterring rats and mice in the future
Why Rodents Are Dangerous
So you saw a little mouse under the radiator—what’s the big deal?
Rodents are pretty fast and sneaky, so it might take you a while to spot one in the open. But when you do, don’t dismiss it. Where there is one mouse, there is a dozen more, and all of them are probably scavenging through your kitchen and pantry for food. Rats and mice are fairly good climbers and can easily get on your kitchen counter or a pantry shelf. Once there, they will get their dirty paws into your food supplies and food prep areas. Beware that rodent’s feces may be a source of E-coli, salmonella and other viruses and bacteria. These little furry animals may also carry ticks and fleas that could get picked up by your pets.
Maryland Mice Removal
An average house mouse can produce up to 35 offspring each year!
It takes just one mouse to spread bacteria all over your kitchen counter. If your mouse problem remains unchecked, the little critters can damage your insulation, get into your food supplies and chew through drywall. The signs of a mouse infestation include black rice-shaped droppings, scratching noises behind walls, as well as chewed-through food packaging. Look for these signs in dark, secluded areas such as pantry, attic, underneath the sink and other similar places. Trapping mice is a never-ending process because more will keep coming. To free your home from mice, you need a Maryland rodent removal professional who will identify how mice get in, where they nest, and then take measures to seal the entry holes and remove the existing population.
Maryland Mole Removal
While moles are not rodents, they can cause just as much trouble and be a real nuisance.
Unlike mice and rats, moles live outside under the ground. They dig tunnels in search of food, damaging yards, cutting off vital nutrition to plants and creating unsightly mounds of dirt. For their small size (about 7 inches), moles can be a lot of trouble. The signs of mole activity on your property may include volcano-looking small dirt hills, tunnels that appear as raised veins just below the surface, plant damage and dead grass along the tunnel route. If any of this sounds familiar, it’s time to get in touch with us for professional mole removal in Maryland.
Norway Rats in Maryland
Norway rats are the most abundant in Maryland, thriving in sewers, stores, and farms.
Their reproductive cycle is rapid: a female can come into heat every 4 to 5 days and then mate again within a day after a litter is born. The average female rat has 4 to 6 litters per year, producing about 20 to 30 offspring annually. You can see how just two rats on your property can quickly grow into a big problem. A combination of food supply and secure shelter is an invitation for rats and mice to colonize your property.
Contact Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control
Don’t wait till your rat or mouse problem gets out of control. Contact Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today and we’ll dispatch one of our Maryland rodent control technicians right away.