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Identifying The Rodent Species
Unfortunately, our service area is home to many dangerous pests. However, it is hard to beat rodents because they’re the most dangerous. When rodents break into your home, finding a solution rapidly is important. Failing to do so will lead to an increased risk. Furthermore, rodents will damage your home quickly so you cannot ignore the issue. Before you can fix the rodent infestation, you need to identify the species. Once you’ve identified the species, you’ll know why they’re in your house and how to eliminate them.
Although our area is home to several rodent species, some of the most common include house mice and deer mice. You should learn how to identify these species so you can spot a problem as soon as it occurs. The house mouse has little to no hair with a pointed nose. Their eyes are protruding and their ears are large. They’re either black or light brown. A house mouse’s droppings will be black and musty.
The deer mouse is multi-colored. Most of its body is white, including its undersides and belly. However, the back and head tend to be brown. They have long tails. Again, their droppings are black and smelly.
Tips For Spotting A Rodent Infestation
Are you concerned that your home might have rodents? It could. To find out, look for the signs below.
- Search your home for rodent droppings. They’ll be small, black, and smelly.
- You also may find rodent nests around your home. These nests can be made with grass, twigs, and items rodents have found around your home.
- Check your walls for scratch marks. They can also be found on food boxes.
- Turn off the television and radio. Then, listen to your home carefully. You may be able to hear the rodents.
Spotting Rodent Droppings In Your Home
If you believe your home has rodent droppings, you need to search your home for mouse droppings. If you have rodents, your home will be filled with mouse droppings. They tend to be between three and six millimeters in length. Furthermore, they’re granular and look a lot like rice. Although rodent droppings can be found throughout your home, they’re primarily dropped near nesting and breeding spots. They’ll also be found where the rodents eat.
Reasons You Have Mice
One thing about mice and other rodents is that they’re commensal so they can live with humans. In fact, they often depend on humans to survive. Rodents will enter your home so they can have access to safe shelter, plenty of food, and sufficient water. They will be able to enter your home using the smallest gaps and holes. If the hole is roughly a quarter of an inch in diameter, rodents will likely be able to enter through that hole.
Can Rodents Make Me Sick?
Unfortunately, mice, rats, and rodents need to be eliminated. You cannot let them stay in your home because they’re dangerous. Once they’ve moved in, rodents are going to leave a mess in your home. You’ll find rodent feces and urine everywhere. Although you can clean up the mess, it doesn’t stop the risk that you’re going to get sick. Rodents can spread dangerous diseases, including Lassa Fever, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, and others. If the infestation is large, the risks are larger.
You’ll also have to look after your pets because rodents can spread ticks and fleas. If they sneak into your home and contaminate your food, you need to get rid of the food immediately. To protect your home, call an exterminator and let them remove the rodents for you. Otherwise, rodents will damage your furniture, insulation, and baseboards. They can also chew through electrical wires and increase the risk of a house fire.
Common Rodent Concerns
- Rodents will contaminate your food due to their urine and droppings.
- They can spread serious illnesses, including salmonella, Hantavirus, and Plague.
- Rats and mice will destroy your home and belongings.
- When they chew through electrical cables, the risk of a house fire will increase.
Best Way To Eliminate Rodents At Home
Once you’ve identified rodents in your home, fixing the problem should be a top priority. However, the process isn’t quick or easy. Our company offers rodent removal services that will deal with the issue promptly. Rodents will destroy your home, furniture, and electrical cables. They can make you sick. Don’t wait to call us because we’re ready to tackle the problem. We’ll do our best to remove the rodents from your home as soon as possible.
When Can The Extermination Begin?
Call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly exterminators. Do that and we’ll call you in 24 to 48 hours.
Is Your Rodent Extermination Service Safe?
Ultimately, our rodent extermination services are safe. When feasible, we use safe and natural baits, tools, and products to eliminate the rodents in your home. We wouldn’t use dangerous chemicals in our homes and we won’t use them in your home. Instead, we rely on EPA-registered products that have been tested extensively. We know that our products are safe for you, your pets, and your loved ones. Put your mind at ease by choosing us.
Stopping Rodents From Entering Your Home
At the end of the day, dealing with a rodent infestation is tough. Preventing rodents from entering your home is wise. You may never stop them, but you can reduce the risks. Using rodent-proofing materials is an excellent way to keep some rodents from sneaking into your home. You need to seal gaps and holes of all sizes since rodents can slip through small holes. You’ll also need to take steps to properly mow your yard. If you don’t your grass will grow too high and the rodents will have plenty of places to hide.
Clean your home and deal with your trash as promptly. Use the tips below to stop rodents from entering your home.
- Finding and block all small holes leading into your home.
- Don’t leave the trash in your home for too long. Take it out and store it in secured bins.
- Put all food in airtight containers that rodents can’t chew through.
- Deal with all spills and mess immediately.