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Certain times of the year, homeowners should start thinking about rodents and other wildlife and make all efforts to prevent them from entering the home. Living in a suburban area can be just as bad or worse than a many-acre wooded area, so all homeowners need to worry. Mice and rats carry disease and can destroy the inner workings of your home if not caught, so it’s even more important to have inspections by professional rodent control experts.
Rodents and other animals are very skilled in gaining accesses to our homes and garages. With an endless array of food sources in neighborhoods, whether it is pet food, bird food, or stored items, we give them every reason to stick around. People have given rise to large numbers of rodents and animals in suburban surroundings, and it is important to seek professional wildlife control help when eliminating these pests.
Rodents (Order: Rodentia): Facts and Information
How To Identify and Prevent Rodents
What Do Rodents Look Like?
Rodents usually bring to mind rats and/or mice. Rodents are small, hairy mammals that can be found all throughout the world. They have large, powerful teeth with which they can effectively gnaw through thick, solid materials like wood and leather. Many rodents, like mice and rats, also have longish tails. Because they are such powerful gnawers, and good at sneaking around, they can cause quite a bit of damage to valuables in your home, such as to furniture and throughout your home's structure (walls, doors, etc.).
Should You Be Concerned About Rodents at Home?
- Rodent-borne diseases: Rodents can not only be difficult to control, they are also well-known disease vectors, and can contaminate your stored food with their shedding, saliva, and waste. The CDC has linked some rodents to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a disease fatal for nearly 2 out of every 5 reported U.S. cases. When mice feed on stored food, they contaminate about 10 times more food than what they actually eat.
- Rodents and Fleas: Rodents are known hosts for fleas, which are known to spread various diseases and can plague you and your family with their blood-sucking biting.
If you see any rodents at home, your best bet is to contact a pest management company to remove and treat for other possible rodents that may be living in your home. If you see one rodent at home, there's a chance there are others, even several others, nearby.
Children and pets should be kept safely away from any wild rodents at home or in the yard, as the feral creature is prone to bite if threatened.
You should NOT try to grab or hold any rodent you may encounter in your home or yard. They are not only powerful gnawers, they can also inflict painful bites with their large teeth. They can transmit countless bacteria, viruses, and diseases with their urine, saliva, and feces.
What Does a Rat Infestation Look Like in Your Kingwood Home?
Do you have rats at home? Are you worried about what kinds of damage a rat infestation might cause? Rats are known carriers of disease and bacterial infections, they can attract fleas, and they can contaminate your food supply. Kingwood homeowners do NOT want them around!
If you have a rat problem at home, you should do whatever you can, and as quickly as possible to address the issue.
How to Recognize a Rat Infestation
Like most pests, rats are always in search of warm, dry places to shelter and hide, as well as food and water sources. They especially like to get indoors if there is bad weather. Rats, like other rodents, are nocturnal and it can be difficult to see them in during the day. Some signs of rats will include:
Rats poop out about 40 dark, pellet-shaped droppings every day, which can be found near any of their hiding places.
Smells and Sounds.
Rats have a distinct, strong scent, similar to ammonia. They also make loud scratching/scuffling noises as they burrow around the home between walls and in other hiding places.
Rats leave behind tail marks and footprints throughout dusty areas in your home, where there is not a lot of human traffic. With a flashlight shining at a low angle (close to the floor), you should be able to spot these trail prints and footprints.
Rats run familiar paths alongside walls, because they do not have keen eyesight. They leave behind greasy smudgy marks where they brush up along walls and run across surfaces.
Rats are known culprits of chewing through walls, doors, electric cables, furniture, fabrics, etc. Shredded papers and cardboard boxes in storage areas are additional signs of a possible rat presence.
Should you DIY Your Rat Control Efforts?
There are plenty of things you can do to help prevent rodent problems at home. The first thing you can do is to regularly keep your home clean and tidy, to ensure rats can't find food and water sources. You may also try using rat control products, including traps, baits, and rat repellents, but once a serious infestation breaks out, DIY solutions will not likely help much.
If you are seeing rat activity and damage around your home, you probably want to call in the professionals.
Save yourself all sorts of money, stress, and time by calling our Kingwood, TX pest control experts today at 832-898-0190 for a consultation. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you manage your rat and other pest problems at home and yard, and show you what you can do to help prevent future infestations.
How To Get Rid of Rodents
Full Scope Pest Control professionals are trained to help eliminate and control rodent infestations, as well as to help you know what to do to prevent future infestations. If you have a rodent problem at home, do not hesitate to call us at Full Scope.
Should you DIY Your Rodent Control Efforts?
There are plenty of things you can do to help prevent rodent problems at home, including the use of traps, baits, and repellent, but once a serious infestation breaks out, DIY solutions are not going to solve the entire problem of rodents entering your home.
If you are seeing rodent damage and rodent activity around your home, you probably want to call in the professionals.
Call us today at 832-898-0190 or email us at email@example.com for a consultation. We can help you manage your rodent problems at home and yard. Save yourself all sorts of money, stress, and time.
This year, let FullScope help you get a jump start on your rodent and wildlife problems. We have the knowledge and professional rodent control expertise to trap and eliminate all types of pests. We will inspect the property, whether home or commercial and offer you recommendations for the eradication of your pest problems.
Easy Steps to Help Exterminate Rodents in Your Home
Rodents, like rats and mice, cause billions of dollars in damage in homes in the United States each year. Preventing infestations and controlling rodents is a significant push for homeowners.
Rats and mice are not only dirty, and can damage your food storage, they also have the ability to transfer diseases and damage your home. They can also attract fleas into your home to plague you, your family, and your pets. They are sneaky, too.
The best way to prevent rodent damage is to prevent them from getting into your home to begin with. Yes, the first key is to make your home an unwelcome place for rodents. Here are 3 easy steps you can take to help prevent rodents from turning your home into theirs.
1. Block All Potential Entryways
To effectively control rodents, you need to make sure they have no way to get indoors. Inspect your home inside and out.
- Are their cracks, crevices, structural gaps, or any other holes through which rats or mice could enter? Make sure all these entry ways are sealed with caulk, spackle, or even cement, if needed.
- Large openings around pipes and utility entry points should be stuffed with steel wool and covered in mesh. Installing metal panels toward the bottom of wooden doors or windows can help prevent rodents from gnawing their way through.
2. Remove Exterior Access
Overgrown weeds, trees, shrubs, and other vegetation can help rodents gain access to your home.
- Trim all your trees, shrubbery, etc. away from the side of your house to limit their ability to get in. This will also help keep other insect pests from being able to get into your home.
- Mow your lawn regularly and extract weeds.
- Keep firewood at least 20 feet away from the side of your home, and store it propped up off the ground.
- Do not leave pet food outdoors overnight, and keep trash tightly covered.
3. Minimize Things that Attract Rodents Indoors
Rats need roughly an ounce or two of food every night and about twice as much water. Mice don't need water, daily and they need less food than rats. A clean and clutter-free home is as good as a rodent-free home. Cleanliness is very important if you want to get rid of rodents (and other pests).
- Do not leave dirty dishes in your sink or food out in the open.
- Store food in airtight containers and keep it stored in your cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator.
- Keep trash covered and remove nightly.
- Keep crumbs and spills wiped up off of counters and floors. Sweep, mop, and vacuum regularly.
- Be sure that storage areas are free of empty cardboard boxes and loose papers and magazines, as these make prime locations for rodents to nest.
- In your bathrooms, keep plumbing leaks fixed and mop up any standing water on the floor.
If you are seeing rodent activity and damage around your house, in your basement or garage, etc., you will probably want to call in the professionals.
Call us today at 832-898-0190 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation. We can help you manage your rodent problems at home and yard. We can also show you how to help prevent future infestations. Save yourself all sorts of money, stress, and time.