Mice Rats And Rodents

Homeowners need to learn about the various species of rodents that can enter their homes. You never know when an infestation is going to begin. Therefore, you need to learn how to identify the species. By doing this, you’ll know how to tackle and fix the problem. In Kansas City, our clients often run into two types of mice including deer mice and house mice. Although they’re similar, they have different colors. Rodents can enter your home through the smallest gaps and holes. Once they’ve done that, they’re going to build nests using twigs, grass, and items found around your home.

Unfortunately, rodents are destructive. They will quickly damage your belongings. Below, you will learn more about the common signs of a rodent infestation.

  • Rodent droppings have been found around your home
  • You’ve found a few rodent nests. They’re made of twigs and grass mostly
  • You’ve found chew marks on your food containers and walls
  • You can hear them moving around at night

Looking At Mouse Droppings

It is wise to learn how to identify mouse droppings. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to identify a rodent infestation sooner. In general, rodent droppings range from 3 to 6mm. They’re long, granular, and have a musty odor. Rodent droppings look a bit like a grain of rice.

Rodent Infestation Causes

What causes rodents to invade a home? Ultimately, the reason depends on the situation. In some cases, rodents have invaded the home because it hasn’t been cleaned well enough. If you don’t properly clean your home, rodents may invade. Some people live in wooded areas and that makes them more vulnerable to rodent infestations.

Major Concerns

Rodents can create major concerns for homeowners. They’re destructive and will destroy furniture, walls, and baseboards. They cannot be ignored because they’re not going to leave the home easily. If they can get everything they need in the home, they’ll stay. It doesn’t help that rodents can make you ill. If you’re not careful, they’ll contaminate your food using their feces and urine. If you eat the contaminated food, you’ll likely get sick. It is pertinent to take precautions to prevent this from happening.

Since rodents can chew through electrical wires, there is a risk that they’re going to cause a fire.

  • These pests can contaminate your food sources
  • They can spread several diseases including swine dysentery
  • They’ll destroy your home and belongings
  • They chew through electric cables and increase the risk of fires

Removing Rodents

Homeowners need to take steps to remove rodents from their homes as quickly as possible. Although you may experiment with DIY methods, these techniques are not recommended. They’re too ineffective and risky. Instead, it is wise to hire a local exterminator. Doing so ensures that you can take advantage of the latest techniques and methods.

When Can It Begin?

Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll contact you back within 48 hours.

Our Treatments Are Safe

We’re proud to say that we can provide our clients with safe solutions. We couldn’t imagine doing something that would make our clients sick. As a result, we’re going to provide cost-effective, safe pest control options. We always use EPA-registered products because we want to keep you safe. Our products are safe for humans, pets, and plants.

Avoiding Another Infestation

Once the pests are gone, you’ll want to prevent them from returning. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce the likelihood that rodents are going to invade your home in the future. We recommend using rodent-proofing products to keep pests away. You’ll want to seal all holes and gaps to avoid potential problems. It is also a good idea to mow your grass and eliminate the rodent’s hiding places. Once you’ve found rodents in your home, it is pertinent to eliminate them as quickly as possible.

Use the tips below to prevent rodents from invading your home.

  • Block all gaps and cracks to prevent rodents from invading
  • Try your trash out at least once or twice a day. Be sure that the trash is stored in cans with lids
  • Food products need to be stored in airtight containers
  • Deal with messes as soon as they occur

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