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Pitter Patter of Mouse Feet in the Kitchen


There is nothing like the sound of the pitter patter of little feet. As long as the pitter patter is followed closely by children laughing and calling for you. To many people, it's one of the most comforting sounds they have known.

Those pleasant memories, however, can quickly be shattered by a different kind of pitter patter on your floors. The ominous sound of itty bitty rodent feet as they scamper across the kitchen floor is anything but comforting as you scramble to climb the nearest chair, couch or table to escape from these little terrors. I don’t know about you, but there is something about the sight of these little creatures that just runs fear and tingles down my spine and causes a scream to escape from my lips!

It’s not just the look of these unwanted menaces that sends shock waves to many, but the knowledge that these seemingly obscure little rodents can carry harmful diseases that could potentially make your family sick. They also chew through wires, a favorite pastime of theirs, which could cause a fire!! Neither outcome is one you should be willing to live with.

Possible gateways to your home include cracks in doors or windows, small spaces in and around your foundation, or even where utility lines enter your home. Did you know that these little gnawers can enter your home through any opening that that is larger than ¼” in diameter! How on earth do these seemingly large rats and mice squeeze through a hole that small?

Don’t try taking chances by adopting a cat and hoping that he isn’t too lazy to hunt down these creatures. The mess associated with that kind of elimination can be more than you bargained for. Besides, they just aren’t as into having rodent for dinner as you may have hoped. You can also try those spring loaded traps you can buy at the grocery store. However, many times, the mice seem to lick up the peanut butter you spread on the apple slice for bait without ever setting off the trap.

Here at Rottler, we have found that the best way to deal with these smart, pesky, dangerous little rodents is to call in the professionals. We have been leaders in pest control in the greater St. Louis area since Fred Rottler bought his first spray tank in 1956. That’s almost 60 years of proven pest control. With our Rodent exclusion services we can not only control your mice and rat issues but also help prevent these nuisances from returning. And with free, no obligation inspections to determine exactly what your home needs, there is an easy, stress-free way to find out the best way to solve all your rodent problems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you!

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