When it comes to rodents invading your home, it is important that you know what you are dealing with. Here are three common questions about rodents in your home.
What rodents are in my home?
The three rodents that generally invade homes are the house mouse, the roof rat, and the Norway rat. The house mouse is the smallest of the three and is only about 1/4 of an inch long. However, these small mice carry diseases that can be very harmful to you and your family. The roof rat is about 1/2 an inch long and they get their name because they like to enter your house by climbing onto trees and entering through the roof. The Norway rat is slightly bigger than the roof rat at 3/4 of an inch, but has a shorter tail and smaller ears. This rat prefers to burrow down and is more likely to enter your home through the basement. Both rats are very destructive and carry diseases as well.
How do I get rid of them?
One way to try and get rid of rodents is to check for any cracks or other openings around your entrances. If you do find any cracks or openings, you will want to close them up using a strong sealant or cement. Another way to stop rodents from getting into your home is to cut back trees and bushes. When these are overgrown, it makes it much easier for rodents to come in through your roof and windows. Finally, don’t leave out any food at night that rodents can get to. Instead, store foods in airtight containers and pick up any food that has dropped on the floor.
Do I need to call pest control?
While there are certain things that you can implement to try and stop more rodents from entering your home, this is generally not enough. The most effective way to ensure that you get rid of each and every rodent invading your home is to call a professional pest control service. By using bait stations, traps, and exclusion work, each rodent is removed from your home.
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