It’s easy to notice when you have mice in your living space. You can see, hear, and even smell them. But what about the areas you can’t see, like your garage?
Mice can do serious damage to items that are costly or impossible to replace or repair. And when they’re in areas that you don’t frequent, you might not know until it’s too late.
Modern Pest is pleased to offer Anticimex SMART Garage Monitoring. We’ll know if there’s a mouse issue before you do!
Anticimex SMART: Game-Changing Pest Control for Your Home
Many aspects of life are “smart” these days. Your phone, your doorbell, your heating system, your garage door. So why not smart pest control?
Anticimex SMART is the intelligent and environmentally friendly pest control service that operates 24/7. If mouse activity is detected, SMART wirelessly communicates with our offices so we can send a Modern Pest Service Professional out to address the issue. Anticimex SMART is a whole-house electronic mouse control system that is nothing like what’s on the U.S. market today. You have better things to do than pest control. That’s our job.
- SMART technology monitors your home 24/7.
- All set up and pest removal done by service professionals.
- Safe and environmentally friendly.
The Dangers of Mice in the Garage
Mice can cause serious damage to your vehicle. It’s dark and often warm in your engine compartment, and it makes the perfect rodent sanctuary.
So, how do you know rats and mice are living in your car? What damage are they causing while they’re in there? And most importantly, how do you stop them from creating expensive repairs? The good news is that you’re not alone. Modern’s Anticimex SMART technology can help!
Signs of Rodents in Your Car
- Visual sightings of droppings and urine, along with bad smells
- Strange sounds, especially the heater or fan making a rumbling or vibrating noise that indicates a nest in the heater blower motor
- Spotting food sources like acorns, dog food, and bird seed that rodents have brought into your car to eat. Seeing old snacks like French fries in unlikely places
- On occasion, seeing a mouse or rat jump out of or run around in your car
How Can a Rodent Damage Your Vehicle?
The main ways that rodents, usually rats and mice, damage your car are through chewing, nesting, and waste.
Rodents need to frequently chew on things to sharpen their teeth. All rodents have self-sharpening incisor teeth that never stop growing. They will chew through almost anything they encounter, such as:
- Plastic panels
- Power steering lines
Rats and mice need to build nests for shelter. They harvest the nesting material from:
- Hood liner insulation
- Carpet insulation
- Interior upholstery
Common nest locations are:
- Heater blower motors
- Under the center console
- Behind plastic paneling
- Engine compartments
- Air conditioner ducts
Mice defecate and urinate everywhere they go. In addition to a foul smell, this can be dangerous for your health. Mice can spread hantavirus and salmonellosis to humans.
Here’s What You Need to Know
- Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent.
- A female mouse can have up to 15 litters in one year, and can get pregnant again 24 hours after giving birth. For one mouse, the average litter size is 10-12. They can start to reproduce at only six weeks of age, so it doesn’t take long for a few mice to create an infestation.
- In fact, up to 20% of undetermined fires in the U.S. are believed to be started by rodent damage.
The Future is Electronic
Anticimex SMART technology consists of Smart Connect Minis, Smart Connect Eyes, and Smart Snaps that communicate with each other and back to headquarters. They tell our Pest Control Professionals where the mouse pressure is high, so they know where to most effectively place the Smart Snaps. And when a Smart Snap is activated, it reports back to our offices so we’ll know to empty and reset it.
With innovative SMART technology from Anticimex, you’ll never even have to think about mice in your homes, much less remove one from a DIY electronic or traditional snap trap.