Always Ready Pest Control has provided quality rodent control and exterminating services to residential and commercial business owners in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the surrounding areas for over 12 years. Our exclusive control methods include spraying, baiting, trapping, inspections and prevention exclusion work to reduce the places that rodents can take sanctuary within your home or commercial building.

Mice & Rat Rodent Damage & Diseases

Rats and mice live anywhere that humans can and are happy to co-exist in our homes and businesses. Rodents have the ability to survive in many different types of conditions. They will forage for food and have a keen sense of smell. Rodents can contaminate food preparation and storage areas and cause damage to insulation, wiring and structures inside buildings with their constant burrowing and gnawing. Rodents can also harbor and spread a number of diseases along with introducing disease-carrying parasites including ticks and fleas into your home.

Understanding Common Rat Behavior

Rats can reproduce at alarming rates and are known for their agility. Rats are capable of causing damage to homes and will often make their nests in attics, basements and crawlspaces. Rats can damage homes by nesting and tunneling, consuming and spoiling food and contaminating kitchen areas including counters and food containers. City-dwelling rats, (the brown rat AKA the Norway rat) are known to carry pathogens that can cause diarrhea and vomiting in humans. Rats chew on wires and evidence indicates that rats are responsible for starting fires by gnawing on electrical wires. A rat’s preferred diet consists of grains and grain products including cereal and bread. However rats will eat almost any food they can find and don’t require a lot of water to survive. Rats are excellent swimmers and will climb and swim to reach a food source; in fact rats have been known to enter homes through sewers, broken drains and toilets.

House Mouse Behavior

Just like rats, mice are nocturnal and have a keen sense of smell, taste, touch and hearing although they have very poor vision. Mice use their sense of smell and touch to explore and memorize the areas around them along with identifying food sources. Mice are carriers of bacteria and viruses that can cause food poisoning and other diseases. The preferred diet of mice is cereal and grain products, but they will eat almost any type of food that is available. Mice require a very small amount of water to survive and they are known to store extra food in their burrows and other hiding places. Once mice have established a nest in your home they will begin to burrow. Nests are often composed of leaves, paper or any other soft material that they can find. Mice will live in one nest unless the food source becomes limited.

Mice, Rat & Rodent Prevention, Inspection, Baiting, Trapping, Control, Removal & Exclusion in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan NYC & Greater New York

Rodents are secretive creatures and many people are unaware they even have rats or mice until they discover the tell-tale signs of droppings or disturbed food packages. The skilled professionals at Always Ready Pest Control take great pride in the service we offer and we believe we should always exceed our customer’s expectations. Our highly trained rodent control technicians are available to assist you with your exterminating needs. Our comprehensive rodent control and extermination plan begins with a complete inspection of your property before presenting you with a customized rodent control plan which includes baiting, trapping and exclusion to ensure that your home or commercial property is free and clear of disease causing rodents. Contact the experts at Always Ready Pest Control today to discuss your rodent control needs. Our friendly customer service representatives are standing by to assist you.