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 Mice

Mice are an economic pest that causes damage and disease. They can enter a house through an opening as small as 1/4″ or about the diameter of a pencil. The best preventative is “building them out,” or closing all openings”, i.e. eliminating their access.

Mice that are inside the house can be trapped or poisoned. Dead mice rarely cause an odor problem. If they do, it won’t last over 1 week, as mice are small and decay quickly.

You can try to control mice yourself, using products from the hardware store, or you can call a professional pest control company.

 Rats

Rats are economic pests that cause damage and disease. They can enter a house through opening as small as 1″ in diameter. While “building them out” by closing all openings 1/4″ in diameter or larger is important, it’s probably best to also hire a professional exterminator for a rat problem.