​​​​​​​​​​​PROTECT YOUR HOME

Or BUSINESS

From Unwanted Pests

Mice and Rats

House Mouse

The house mouse is one of the most common rodents we deal with at Authority Pest Management. 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.
 
The dangers of mice don’t often come from their bite, but the diseases they can carry and transmit to  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.

Mouse Bite Treatment


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 your nearest health services to assess the mouse bite. To be safe, It may be within your best interest to seek out your health services before any possible symptoms occur.
















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.

Rat Habits

Rats don’t limit themselves much when it comes to finding a suitable place to live which makes rat removal very difficult to do yourself. 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.

Rat Bite Treatment

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.