Although all pests are problematic, rodents tend to be worse than others. These pests will create an assortment of problems for homeowners and business owners. Whether you’re dealing with mice or rats, you need to eradicate them as quickly as possible. Once rodents have invaded your residence, you’re going to know it. These pests leave visible signs so you can find them quickly. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to take steps to get rid of them immediately. Rodents are incredibly dangerous so you have to fix the problem swiftly.
Identifying A Rodent Infestation
If you suspect that you have rodents, look for the following signs.
- Check your home for rodent droppings
- Look around for small rodent nests that are made of twigs and grass
- Check your food containers for scratch and chew marks
- Be quiet and listen for rodents at night
Checking For Rodent Droppings
To check for rodents in your home, it is wise to begin searching for rodent droppings. Finding rodent droppings in your home means you have a problem that needs to be dealt with. Rodent droppings are black and roughly 3 to 6mm in length. They have a granular shape so they look like a piece of rice. They can be found anywhere in the home but they’re primarily found near nesting and breeding locations.
Reasons For Rodent Infestations
Rodents tend to enter residences because they’re commensal. As a result, they’re trying to enter your home so they can consume your food and drink your water. A residential structure gives rodents everything they need to survive and thrive. Pests can enter homes through small gaps. Even if the hole is just a quarter of an inch in diameter, they’ll be able to enter through the small hole. They’ll enter through places you think are unlikely.
How Dangerous Are Mice And Rats?
Unfortunately, there are numerous risks associated with mice and rats. These pests can make you seriously ill so it is pertinent to wipe them out as quickly as possible. They’re going to leave urine and feces around your home. They’ll also spread diseases by contaminating your food sources. They can spread Hantavirus, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, and Hemorrhagic Fever. Rodents can damage your building, furniture, and supplies. Rodents can damage your items because they need to chew constantly to prevent their front teeth from growing too large.
Besides chewing on drywall and furniture, they’ll also chew on electrical cables. If this isn’t dealt with, it could create an electrical fire hazard.
- Rodents contaminate food and surfaces with their urine and feces
- Rodents can spread swine dysentery, salmonella, and Hantavirus
- They’ll damage the structure, your furniture, and your food supplies
- They will chew through electrical cables and cause a fire
Eliminating Mice & Rats
Contact our office so we can take steps to get rid of the rodents in your home right away. Remember that these pests are difficult to eliminate. Can you physically handle them? Can you possibly get rid of them on your own? Most people won’t be able to fix the problem without hiring a professional. We hope you’ll let us fix the problem for you. Contact us to learn more about the techniques we’ll use to eliminate the rodents in your home.
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We’re eager to help and we’re going to do everything we can to keep you safe. We aim to fix the problem using natural tools and products, but this may not be possible. In some cases, we’ll need to use conventional methods. Don’t worry though. We’re going to take steps to keep you safe. For instance, we use products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency because they’re safe. The products we administer do not harm people or pets.
Preventing Mice and Rat Invasions
Once you’ve removed the pests, you’ll want to keep them out. Take steps to ensure that they do not enter your home again in the future. These pests are difficult to eliminate so it might be easier to keep them out. First and foremost, you should begin using rodent-proofing products to seal your exterior walls. You can use these products to block holes and gaps around windows and doors. You’ll also want to take care of gaps near plumbing pipes and utility lines. Don’t forget to cut your grass and remove clutter from your yard. Keep your home clean to ensure that rodents do not invade your home.
- Properly seal your exterior walls to prevent pests from sneaking inside
- Try taking your garbage out several times each day
- Store your food products in airtight containers
- Don’t delay cleaning up messes around your home