Rodent Control & Inspection

Rodent Control

There are very few people in the world who enjoy being near rats and mice. There are even fewer who enjoy being around wild rats and mice that get in their house, garage, or anywhere else on their property. These little rodents can cause destructive damage and can even pose serious health risks to anyone living near them. It is important to get rid of them as soon as you can. Continue reading this article to learn more about rodents and why it is important to remove them promptly.

What attracts rodents onto my property?

Rats and mice look for any food sources that they can find. If your yard has fruit trees and other edible plants, these provide excellent food sources for rodents. Easy access to any pet food and trash is also a big reason they come onto your property. Having a messy yard with plenty of brush and ground cover makes a yard much more attractive to rodents, as they have more places to create shelter and be safe from raptors and other predators. There are many reasons rodents come into yards, but those are the largest contributors by far.

            Rodents come into your house, garage, or attic for one main reason. This reason is for better shelter and warmth. Especially in the winter, rodents are more likely to make their way into your house if they have a chance. They will try to get in to build a warm nest for their young, expanding the problem even more, as rats and mice reproduce very quickly.

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What problems do rodents cause?

If rodents get into your home, garage, or in your yard, they have the potential to cause a serious health risk to you and your family. They carry diseases like hantavirus, a highly dangerous viral infection that has no cure. They carry rat-bite fever, which also has no cure and can potentially be very deadly. As if these aren’t bad enough, even the places where they walk, leave saliva, urinate, or defecate are loaded with tons of harmful bacteria and viruses. Needless to say, rats and mice need to be removed as soon as possible.

            In addition to health risks, rodents also cause large amounts of damage to homes, attics, and garages. If a rat or mouse gets into your home or garage, they will chew through almost any material in order to gather nesting materials, food, and warmth. These critters especially love attics, as they will tear up insulation to build warm nests and house their young. Rats and mice chew up wiring, creating the potential for fire hazards as well. Taking care of this rodent problem as soon as you can will greatly prevent damages.

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There are several steps that can be taken to greatly mitigate the risk of having rodents come into your homes and properties. One of the simplest is to lock up pet food and trash, as these are easy food sources. Pick up any fruit that falls from trees in your yard. Clean up any wood piles or brushy areas in your yard, as rodents love to live in these. And most importantly, make sure to inspect your home for any small gaps or cracks, as rodents can squeeze into the tiniest of places.

Rodents seem like a pest that can be easily taken care of by homeowners. It is simple right? Just set the trap and remove the dead rodents until they are all gone. It seems simple enough, however, there are many issues that can arise in a do-it-yourself approach. One of the biggest unknowns is whether or not you trapped every single rat and mouse. This can be bad because if one female rodent is left, there is an excellent chance that it will be pregnant. Once it has the next litter, they will all become a nuisance. Another big issue is if you trap the mother of a freshly-born litter of mice or rats, these babies will starve to death and cause an awful odor. And of course, there is one other big issue with doing it on your own. One of the goals of getting rid of these creatures should be the prevention of any future infestations. Pest control professionals have had years of experience and know exactly how to prevent these issues.

Hiring a pest control service for a rodent problem may seem crazy to some people. However, once you start figuring up how much time and money it will cost to do all of these things on your own, it makes great sense to hire professionals. Pest control professionals have tons of experience and will be able to quickly and effectively remove all of the rodents from your home, garage, or wherever else you need it done. Not only will they get rid of every single rodent, but they will also be able to assess, and possibly fix what has been destroyed by the rodents. These experts will also be able to identify and install any prevention methods that will keep rodents from reentering your home or garage. In addition, these professionals will be wearing protective gear so they are not exposed to the diseases that are commonly found in rodent-infested attics and other spaces. As can be seen, it can often be more cost-effective, safe, and efficient to hire a pest control company.

Hiring a pest control service for a rodent problem may seem crazy to some people. However, once you start figuring up how much time and money it will cost to do all of these things on your own, it makes great sense to hire professionals. Pest control professionals have tons of experience and will be able to quickly and effectively remove all of the rodents from your home, garage, or wherever else you need it done. Not only will they get rid of every single rodent, but they will also be able to assess, and possibly fix what has been destroyed by the rodents. These experts will also be able to identify and install any prevention methods that will keep rodents from reentering your home or garage. In addition, these professionals will be wearing protective gear so they are not exposed to the diseases that are commonly found in rodent-infested attics and other spaces. As can be seen, it can often be more cost-effective, safe, and efficient to hire a pest control company.