COVID-19 Update
Safeguard Pest Solutions is now open and operating as an essential workforce.

For everyone’s safety, we are practicing social distancing and all Executive Shelter-in-Place orders. We’re all in this together, and we want to thank you for your continued trust in us. The health and well-being of your home and family is our top priority. To help mitigate the spread of coronavirus, Safeguard Pest Solutions will continue to provide top quality pest control services while adhering to all official safety guidelines.

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There’s a Mouse in the House?

A thorough home inspection will help you identify the type of rodent you’re dealing with. Please note, at this time we do not offer live trapping.

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Identifying a Rodent Problem

Rats and mice need to stay warm to survive the winter, just like you and me. A one-quarter inch hole is all that is necessary for a rodent to make your home its luxury winter getaway. Once inside, mice can cause problems by using your pantry as a choice feeding area, they also gnaw on the wood, burrow, and nest within your warm insulation, all the while spreading disease and droppings throughout your home.

Identifying a Rodent Problem

Rats and mice need to stay warm to survive the winter, just like you and me. A one-quarter inch hole is all that is necessary for a rodent to make your home its luxury winter getaway. Once inside, mice can cause problems by using your pantry as a choice feeding area, they also gnaw on the wood, burrow, and nest within your warm insulation, all the while spreading disease and droppings throughout your home.

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What to Look For

The common house mouse is a typical problem here in West Michigan. Droppings, gnaw marks and urine odors are some of the tip-offs that you may have a rodent problem. 

Droppings

Dropping are the most common sign that you have a problem. A typical adult mouse produces 50-75 dropping each day. You can find literally thousands of droppings from even a small infestation. Droppings appear as small black pieces of rice but with pointed ends.

Sounds & Odors

Other indicators that you may be dealing with a rodent problem are strong, musty odors, or a urine scent. Scratching and clawing are common sounds coming from within walls or the ceiling above or under floorboards. Cats and dogs may act excited at the areas rodents may be present.

Gnaw Marks

Evidence of gnawing is a sign that you have a rodent problem. Rodents tend to gnaw on wooden structures such as corners, floor joists, and wall studs. Cardboard and cartons are also favorites for mice.

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