Mice & Rat Extermination Service
What is included in the Kanga Mice & Rat extermination service?
This service includes interior treatment as needed to the attic and crawlspace. Bait stations are applied to the exterior and attic or crawlspace wherever the active infestation may be and any entrance points that can be patched to prevent rodents from entering the structure are included at no extra cost.
How long does an average appointment take?
About an hour.
What makes Kanga’s service better than your competitors?
We provide the most in depth service. We don’t cut corners to save money. We use only the best products on the market.
If you find a better price with a competitor, there is something you should know..
If you find a cheaper price for the exact same service, we will match it and beat it by 5%!
How often should I have a follow up appointment?
It is recommended that after the first initial there be at least 2 monthly follow ups. For long term prevention of future infestations a quarterly maintenance program is ideal.
What kind of mice or rats do I have?
Rodents (rats & mice) are a serious issue that affect many homes. Our homes are very attractive to them, as they provide them with everything they need: food, water and shelter. Rodents do not only spread diseases and contaminate food, they also cause damage to your home. Rodents have to continually gnaw on their teeth to keep them from growing too long. They will gnaw on anything, so when you hear noises in your roof, walls or under your home they are not only nesting, but they may be gnawing on your water pipes, plaster, ducting for your heater and air conditioning, and electrical cables and conduits which can cause a fire hazard. Also rodents travel around your home seeking nesting materials while leaving behind urine trails and fecal droppings. They also leave a scent trail for others – letting them know this is a great place to live. If you think you might have a rodent infestation don’t hesitate to call. Its better to get rid of those pesky rodents then to endure the damage they may cause.
The Common House Mouse (Mus domestics) originated in the grassy plains of central Asia. It is thought to have been transported west on ships from 15th century trade merchants and immigrants. Because they are small they adapt to the fact that they need only small amounts of food and space. The mouse is capable of surviving and reproducing in which humans also exist. The house mouse is the worlds number one rodent pest. They are identified by a small slender body weighing from 1/2 to 1 oz. as an adult. The fur is usually dark gray on the back and light gray on the belly, but many variations are possible. Favorite feeding spots are continuously revisited. They usually like tight narrow spaces. This provides them temporary protection while out of the nest. Feeding peaks occur during the night, with heaviest activity occurring at dusk and again before dawn. Sightings during the day could mean a severe infestation.
The Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) (Berkenhout) is also known as the house rat, brown rat, wharf rat, sewer rat, water rat and gray rat. It was likely introduced into the United States by European settlers and trading ships sometime during the mid-to late 1700s. It is now the most widely disturbed species in the United States being found in all states. The adult Norway rat has a stocky body, weighing from about 12 to 16 oz. The body fur is coarse, and ranges from reddish to grayish brown with buff white under parts, although many color variations exist. Indoors, the Norway rat may breed all year long. Although breeding peaks are in sprng and fall of the year. Rats inhabit residences, food facilities, warehouses, stores, hotels, zoos, barns, sewers and dumps. Rats are nocturnal with peak periods being during the night it is not uncommon to be seen during the day. Daytime rats can be a result of overcrowding, sickened or dying rats, a recent disturbance to their regular food sources or rats accessing a source of fresh food or water. Indoors they occupy in lower floors of buildings but when populations expand rats will invade the upper floors and establish nests in ceiling spaces and attics. Nests may be located in wall voids, underneath floors and crawlspaces, under or behind stationary equipment and among stored pallets of supplies. Rats will nest in furniture also.
Roof Rat (Rattus rattus Linnaeus) The roof rat is also known as the black rat, ship rat, or gray-bellied rat. This rat originated from the forests of Southeast Asia. These rats are efficient in climbing on tree branches, vines, narrow ledges and wires. Roof rats probably arrived in the Americas with the earliest explorers of Florida in the 1500s. Roof rats are sleeker in appearance than the Norway rat. Adults weigh from 5 to 9 oz. the color of its fur is usually grayish black to a solid black. The belly varies from buff white to all gray. The roof rat is less adaptable to the cooler temperatures than the Norway rat and therefore found in the coastal and more tropical regions of the United States. This rat occupies the coastal areas from Washington to California. They consume a wide variety of foods such as berries, nuts, seeds and fruits but will also eat just about anything that is nutritional and available. Roof rats enter buildings from the roof or connected utility lines. They can also be nesting in underground burrows within residential and industrial landscaped areas.
Signs you might have a rodent infestation:
• Rodent droppings around food packages, in drawers or cupboards, and under the sink.
• Nesting material such as shredded paper, fabric, or dried plant matter.
• Signs of chewing on food packaging.
• Holes chewed through walls and floors that create entry points into the home.
• Stale smells coming from hidden areas.