Rodents are very Unsafe and Unsanitary – Let us help get Rid of Them!

Rodent control is a huge issue for many homeowners as well as business owners. Rats and mice and other rodents can easily transfer diseases, contaminate food and cause structural damage. They will also destroy things by chewing on everything! Gnawing their way through barriers and walls with their front teeth. In fact, the word rodent originates from the French word, “rodere”, which means “to gnaw.” Just something to know.


For effective control of rodents, it is important to ensure that rats and mice have no way of entering your home. Mecaf can do a thorough inspection of your house, checking for cracks, crevices and other openings. We advise sealing all gaps with an exterior-grade sealant, or cement whenever possible. Anything we can do to stop these nasty pests entering your home we will do.

If there are large areas around pipes, etc. these should be covered in mesh first, and then sealed with cement. We will add metal panels at the bottom of wooden doors or windows which can help prevent rodents from chewing through. You should also cover ventilated areas with mesh.


Any overgrown vegetation can provide access to your home and serve as a food source for rats and mice. For effective rodent control, keep trees trimmed, ensuring that no branches are touching the outside of your home. Eliminate weeds and cut back grass and vegetation, keeping it at low levels.

Store outdoor items and firewood at least a few inches off of the ground. If you have outdoor pets, try to schedule feedings during daylight and do not leave food out overnight. To prevent rodents from accessing garbage, keep trash bags tightly sealed and stored in garbage cans with lids. If you have excessive trouble with rats or mice, consider using rock or concrete landscaping along the edges of your home to keep vegetation at a more suitable distance.


Sanitation is critical to rodent control. Rats require about 1 to 2 ounces of food per night and at least double the amount of water. Mice require less food and do not require water daily. Do not leave food out on the counter or in open storage. Put all food in airtight containers and keep it stored in cabinets and pantries, or in the refrigerator. Throw garbage out nightly, clean crumbs off of countertops and vacuum floors if necessary.

Rats and mice may enter other areas of the home as well. Rodents can nest in paper and cardboard products. Do not store boxes on the floor and keep clutter to a minimum. In bathrooms, ensure faucets are kept off and that there is no standing water on the floor.

The main goal is to not allow Rodents in your home or business because it is unsanitary and unsafe. They burrow their way in searching for food, shelter, safety, and warmth. They leave their chewing marks, feces, and footprints in the attic and inside the walls. If you think you have a rodent issue, please call on us to perform an inspection.  We can be out the very next day on most occasions.

We go over every inch and take notes of the visual signs and we can tell you if you have a big problem or a relatively small problem. Either way, it’s still a problem and we are here to fix it. We will make those rodents leave and make recommendations for you to keep them from not coming back!

We want you to put your trust in us 100%! We have the experience and know exactly how to relieve you of them completely! Call us today!