Get Rid of Rat and Mice
Mice and rats enter your home looking for food, water and harbourage. But they remain a threat to your health, your property, and will leave you distressed. Simple measures like rodent-proofing your home can help to protect you.
Rodent Control Includes
Mice and Rats are responsible for:
- Making loud noises at night in the attic or inside walls
- Leaving pungent urine smell and droppings behind
- Carrying diseases such as typhus fever and leptospirosis
- Gnawing through wiring which may cause fires
- Destroying belongings and property
- Contaminating food with droppings hair & urine
- Carrying ticks or fleas which can harm humans and pets
- Dying under floorboards and walls cavities causing foul odours
How to Do Rodent Control?
From basement to attic, our rodent specialist will survey all reachable areas of your home and identify how rats and mice get access. From then on we can prepare a short and long-term strategy for your property.
2) Eradication & Exclusion
In order to get rodents out, we use traps, cages, bait, night vision cameras. Then we can undertake the proofing of all entry points to your home to prevent pests from coming back in the future.
3) Follow-up Visit(s)
At regular intervals, we will survey the property again and all the entry points that have been repaired and areas that have been treated. We will also look for possible new entry points or weakness in the building.
How we keep rats and mice out of your home...
- By Blocking all entry points to the building.
- By inspecting the walls and foundations of your home and repairing with expanding foam or masonry materials
- By Carrying out CCTV drain surveys and Smoke tests of the sewer system
- By inspecting and sealing joints around windows and doorsills
- By covering gaps between exterior walls and roof fascia boards
- By blocking gaps around air vents and plumbing access points
Fast Emergency Rodent Response
Why choosing Owl Pest Control for your rat and mice control?
Owl Pest Control emergency rodent control service is available same day most of the time, i.e. Monday to Saturday in Dublin, Wicklow, Meath and Kildare counties. Our team of licensed and experienced specialists will inspect your property, assess and remediate rodent issues on-site, including housekeeping and proofing recommendations.
Facts About Rodents
Rats and mice follow and attack and contaminate our food from fields, orchards, livestock facilities, all the way through transport, storage & processing, and finishing in restaurants, supermarkets, and our homes. They also spoil tons of food by contaminating it with their excrement, urine and fur.
In buildings and homes rodents damage doors, ceilings, floors and walls as a result of their burrowing and gnawing activity. They also regularly chew on electrical wiring and utility pipes which have resulted in explosions, fires, indoor flooding, equipment loss, and power shortages.
Only two types are considered a major pest in Ireland: the Norway rat and the house mouse.
Health pests rodents
Mice and Rats have been responsible for the spread of many diseases to people and domestic animals, mainly due to their habits of leaving and travelling in sewers, garbage, etc. There are several rodent-transmitted diseases which cause concern such as leptospirosis (Weil’s disease), salmonellosis, plague, murine typhus, rat-bite fever, and hantaviruses which are now discussed widely in the context of coronavirus pandemic.
Some people also develop an allergic reaction to rat or house mice droppings, which can be responsible for asthma-related symptoms.
Rodent Biology & Reproduction
Rodents are very successful breeders. Every three weeks a female mouse produces between 4 and 7 pups per litter (8-12 for rats) and will typically have a total of 8 litters in her lifetime (1 to 2 years). This means that rodent colonies can grow very rapidly.
Rodents consume most types of food. Rats eat 22-30g of food per day and mice 3 to 5g
Using rat and mice poison on its own is rarely enough. Effective control of rat or mice infestation requires an integrated approach in structural pest control operations involving inspections, sanitation, rodent-proofing, trapping and rodenticide programs to reduce their numbers quickly.
For the most effective solution call your local pest management expert.