Rodent Removal Midtown Manhattan, NY
Integrated Pest Management (or IPM) is the name of the approach that Acme Exterminating will employ in your property. IPM integrates a wide range of pest control techniques, from insecticides to use of mechanical, biological, and environmental methods to attain a pest free environment. IPM relies greatly on careful inspection and observation to identify sources of infestations, elimination of rodent and insect harborages through good sanitary practices, and identifying site specific application of control measures. We will work aggressively to help you eliminate conditions which may be conducive to pests. The alternatives to toxic chemicals require a greater commitment to long term preventive management strategies before emergencies arise.
Identify - What do I look for?
Generally speaking, the most commonly found rodents in our area are mice and Norway rats.
House Mouse Identification
Color: Light brown, or grey to nearly black
Size: (Body) 2 ½ to 4 inches in length; (Tail): As long as the body – up to 4 inches
Weight: 0.2- 1.1 ounces
Body: (Head) ¼ inch and flexible body
Lifespan: 1-2 years
Norway Rat Identification
Color: Grayish brown or pure gray to reddish brown (Belly): Brown to white
Size: (Body): 7 -10 inches; (Tail): 6-8 inches, shorter than body
Weight: 10- 16 ounces
Body: Large, thick body, blunt nose
Lifespan: 5-12 months
Confirm - How do I know I have them?
Some indicators are:
Presence of fecal droppings
Mice fecal pellets are small, up to ¼ inch in size, have pointed ends, and usually dark-colored. One adult mouse can produce 50-75 pellets daily. The Norway rat produces 40-50 pellets a day. The droppings have blunt ends and are typically ½ inch in length.
Evidence of damage from gnawing
The word rodent comes from the Latin word “rodere” which means “to gnaw”. Mice chew on plastic, wires, cardboard, wood, and will shred paper. Mouse damage holes are small, clean cut and 1-1 ½ inches in diameter Rats commonly gnaw on wooden structures, but will gnaw on a variety of items.
Live or dead rodents found
Presence of strong musty odors and urine
A strong musty odor can be detected in established mice or rat infestations due to their urine and body glands.
How will Acme help me?
Success with rodent control begins with a thorough inspection. Acme Exterminating will determine the severity and extent of the infestation, location of rodent harborage and high rodent pressure areas, and utilize the most effective and responsible control strategies.
Maximize Our Solution
How can I get the most out of my service?
Good pest control starts with a partnership and commitment to addressing all potential threats. To get the most out of your program, please note the following recommendations:
- Maintain good sanitation practices
- Maintain good storage practices
- Address any structural deficiencies