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Are you worried about mice, rats, and rodents breaking into your home? You should be. Rodents are incredibly dangerous because they can spread serious illnesses. Homeowners and business owners should do what they can to keep these pests out of their homes. Otherwise, they’ll experience serious issues. There are numerous rodent species in our area. In terms of mice, you’ll primarily have to worry about house mice and deer mice. The latter are bi-colored. They have white feet, bellies, and undersides. However, their heads and upper backs are brown.
As for house mice, they’re small and almost hairless. They are light brown with a buff belly. Rodents will leave droppings around your home. You’ll also want to check for the following sides to determine whether you have a rodent infestation.
- Rodents leave droppings around homes
- Rodents build nests with grass and twigs
- Your food containers will have chew marks
- You may be able to hear them at night
Looking For Mouse Droppings
It is wise to learn how to identify mouse droppings. Once you’ve figured out how to do that, you’ll be able to pinpoint a problem sooner. Remember that rodent droppings tend to look like pieces of rice. The droppings range in size from 3 and 6mm. They will have a foul odor.
Reasons For Rat Infestations
Rodents are one of the pests that are commensal. As a result, these pests are going to live with and rely on humans. When rodents enter a residential dwelling, they’ll likely be able to obtain food and water in the home. You give them everything they need to survive. Rodents want to enter your home so they can thrive. They’ll enter the home through the smallest cracks and gaps.
A rodent infestation will lead to numerous problems. Rectifying the problem as quickly as possible is pertinent. Otherwise, you’re going to put yourself and your loved ones at risk. Rodents are dangerous because they can spread serious illnesses. They contaminate the home’s food sources with their feces. There is always a chance that you’re going to consume this food and get sick. Another thing to note is that these pests can destroy your home. If you don’t get rid of them, they’ll chew through your walls, furniture, and other items.
Finally, you have to remember that these pests are going to chew through your electrical wires. When this happens, there will be a higher risk that you’re going to experience a fire.
- Their urine and droppings will contaminate your food sources
- They can spread swine dysentery, salmonella, and Hantavirus
- They can cause extensive property damage
- They chew through electrical cables
Homeowners and business owners need to go above and beyond to find a way to get rid of these pests. Otherwise, they’ll reproduce and the risks will climb higher. Still, it isn’t easy to remove these pests from your dwelling. With that being said, you’ll need to work with a professional to ensure that the problem is dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
When Can A Professional Arrive?
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We know our clients want safe, reliable solutions. As a result, they’ll want to work with us. We always do what we can to provide you with safe treatments. We do not use dangerous chemicals to eliminate the product. All of the products we use are registered with the EPA because we want to protect you. Work with us and put your mind at ease.
Avoiding Future Rodent Problems
You need to work with a professional to remove the pests from your home. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to work diligently to keep them out. We recommend taking advantage of pest-proofing products because they work exceptionally well for this purpose. Using rodent-proofing products can stop prevents from invading your home. Be sure to block holes and gaps of all sizes since these pests can enter through the smallest gaps.
Don’t forget to cut your grass. Doing so will prevent these pests from hiding around your property.
- Block all gaps and cracks. Doing so will prevent rodents from finding a way to enter your home.
- Grab your trash and take it out several times each day.
- Keep your kitchen clean and free of crumbs.
- Make sure your food is stored in airtight containers.
- Don’t wait to clean up messes.