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Identifying The Rodent
Although there are numerous household pests, rodents tend to be the worst. Once they’ve entered your home, you need to identify the species so you can get rid of them as quickly as possible. These pests are destructive and dangerous. They can spread dangerous diseases and destroy your property. If you’re dealing with mice, there is a good chance that it is one of two species. One of the most common mouse species in Buffalo is the house mouse. It is a small rodent that is mostly hairless. It has a black nose with a slight point as well as protruding eyes. A house mouse’s ears are large. If it wasn’t a pest, you may say it was cute. The house mouse will leave black, musty droppings around your home.
You’ll also have to worry about encounter deer mice. These bi-colored mice have white feet, bellies, and undersides. However, the head and upper back are brown. They have long tails that set them apart from other rodents. Again, they’ll leave droppings around your home.
Signs You Have A Rodent Infestation
- You’ve found rodent droppings in your home
- There are nests made of twigs, grass, and other materials in your home
- Your walls have been gnawed
- You head them scurrying around behind the drywall
Spotting Rodent Droppings
One of the best ways to identify rodent infestation is by looking for rodent droppings. Once you’ve found them, you know that you have a problem and you need to take care of it. Rodent droppings are black and granular with some reaching up to 6 millimeters in length. Rodent droppings are often compared to rice because they’re similar shapes and sizes.
What Causes Mice & Rats?
Although it could be something else, most rat and rodent infestations are caused by poor housing keeping practices. If you haven’t cleaned your home well enough, rodents will be able to find food in your home. Then, they’re going to find a place to settle down. Rodents can sneak through small gaps and cracks. Once they’ve established themselves in your home, you’ll need to contact a professional exterminator to get rid of them.
The Dangers Of Rodents
Unfortunately, rodents are incredibly dangerous. You need to get rid of them as quickly as possible because they can destroy your home and put your health at risk. For instance, you should know that rodents can contaminate your food. They can spread Hantavirus, Lassa Fever, Plague, Hemorrhagic Fever, and Rat-Bite Fever. Plus, they can carry fleas, so they may spread them to your pets. Rodents are going to destroy your belongings too.
Ultimately, you cannot live with these pests. You need to get rid of them immediately because they can cause the following problems.
- They’ll contaminate food preparation surfaces
- Rodents can spread serious diseases, including salmonella and Hantavirus
- Rats and mice will destroy your home
- If they chew through electrical wires, they can cause a house fire
Getting Rid Of Rodents
Once you’ve found rodents in your home, you’ll need to get rid of them. You may try using DIY techniques, but this is not a good idea. It is too dangerous and difficult to eliminate rodents on your own. We would like you to call us because we offer dependable, low-cost extermination services.
When Can You Begin?
After you’ve scheduled an appointment with us, we can reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.
Is Your Rodent Treatment Safe?
Our company strives to use natural and mechanical products to eliminate pests, including rodents. However, we may need to use traditional materials. Don’t worry though. We’ll follow precise guidelines and use EPA-registered products to keep you safe along the way. When you use our services, you’ll know that everything is going to be okay.
Preventing Mice & Rats From Entering Your Home
The best way to deal with rodents is to keep them out in the first place. Using rodent-proofing materials around your home can keep them out. In addition to this, you’ll need to make sure that your exterior walls do not have any gaps or holes. Keep your grass mowed so the rodents won’t have a hiding place in your backyard. Below, you’ll find tips for keeping rodents out of your home.
- Eliminate gaps and holes that could be used to enter your home
- Your trash needs to be taken out and stored in secure bins
- Your home should be cleaned often
- Keep food items stored in appropriate airtight containers