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In our service area, there is a good chance that our rodents are going to face a rodent infestation. Unfortunately, a rodent infestation is one of the most dangerous pest infestations you may face. When it comes to household pests, rodents are one of the most dangerous. They’ll create a wealth of problems for the homeowner. They’re dangerous, destructive, and unsettling. Just remember that you’ll likely encounter a handful of rodent species. They’re different in numerous ways, including habits and appearances.
Two of the most common species in our area include deer mice and house mice. Although they share some things, they’re vastly different as well. Deer mice tend to have longer tails and bi-colored bodies. House mice are hairless, so they’re easy to identify. One way to determine that you have a rodent infestation is by looking at the pest’s droppings. More about this will be provided below.
Signs That You Have A Rodent Infestation
- The rodents in your home will leave droppings.
- They will build nests with grass, twigs, and materials they’ve collected from your home.
- They will leave scratch marks on your home and belongings.
- You’ll be able to hear the rodents scurrying around your home.
Appearance Of Rodent Droppings
Do you suspect that your home has rodents? If so, you’ll want to cool for rodent droppings around your home. Rodents leave droppings that range from 3 to 6 mm in length. Due to its size and appearance, mouse droppings are frequently compared to rice grains. Although droppings can be found throughout your home, they’re primarily left near feeding and nesting spots.
Why Mice Invaded Your Home
Are you wondering why rodents have decided to invade your home? Ultimately, rodents are commensal so they’ll enter your home and live there. When living in your home, they can receive everything they need to survive. They enter residential dwellings because they’re searching for shelter, food, and water. They can get everything they need in your home.
Once they sneak into your home, they’re not going to leave. Since your home provides them with life’s necessities, they won’t need to leave for anything.
Unfortunately, some pests are more dangerous than others. If you have rodents in your home, tackling the problem swiftly should be your main priority. These pests are highly dangerous, so ignoring the problem is not wise. Rodents create a handful of problems, including being dangerous and destructive. Once they’ve entered your home, they’re going to leave feces and urine. They can do this and contaminate your food. If you eat food that has been contaminated by rodents, there is a risk that you’re going to develop Lassa Fever, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, or Hantavirus.
Rodents also spread ticks and fleas. If you have pets, you’ll need to get rid of these pests swiftly to prevent them from bothering your pets. Finally, rodents can chew through your favorite items. They’ll chew through furniture, walls, and electrical cords. When they do this, there is a risk that they’re going to cause an electrical fire.
- Rodents contaminate food and make you sick
- They can spread several serious diseases, including Hantavirus and salmonella
- They’ll cause serious structural damage to your home and belongings
- They’ll chew through electrical wires and increase the risk of an electrical firewood
Removing A Rodent Infestation
Once you’ve identified a rodent infestation in your home, rectifying the problem swiftly is recommended. There are numerous ways to achieve this goal. However, some methods are more effective than others. Plus, you’ll want to keep your loved ones safe. To achieve this goal, you’ll want to avoid using DIY methods because they’re often ineffective and unsafe. Instead, you should hire us. We offer comprehensive, safe rodent removal services to fix the problem you’re facing.
When Can You Get Here?
Contact our office to set up a meeting with us today. We’re ready to help. In general, we can contact you back in 24 to 48 hours.
Do You Provide Safe Treatments?
We do. Our company offers safe solutions because we want to protect our clients. We strive to use natural solutions when possible. However, our exterminator may need to use conventional treatments to remedy the issue. If this is the case, we’ll take steps to keep you safe. For instance, we’re going to use EPA-registered products that are safe around humans, pets, and children. Our exterminators know how to keep you safe during the exterminator process.
Avoiding Future Rodent Infestations
Pest problems can be devastating. With this in mind, you need to do everything you can to keep pests out of your home. Thankfully, there are numerous ways to achieve this goal. For instance, you’ll want to purchase and use rodent-proofing products. These products offer additional protection against household pests. Once you’ve blocked holes using these products, rodents and other pests will struggle to find a way to enter your home. Reduce the risks of a future rodent infestation by keeping your grass cut and your home clean. In addition to this, you’ll want to use the tips below to keep rodents away from your home.
Stopping Rodents From Entering Your Home
- Block all cracks and crevices to keep pests out of your home
- Take your trash outside at least once or twice a day
- Store your food items in airtight, tough containers
- Deal with messes in your home immediately