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Most pests can create immense problems for homeowners and renters in Atlanta. However, some pests create more concerns than others. If you’re worried about protecting your health and your home, you need to deal with the infestation swiftly. You also have to worry about the dangers associated with mice, rats, and rodents. In our area, rodents are common so you may experience an infestation soon. House mice are small and hairless. They have a pointed nose and large ears. These rodents can be found in our area and they need to be dealt with swiftly. You’ll also encounter deer mice. These bi-colored pests have white feet, bellies, and undersides. Their head and upper back are brown.
Plus, they have slightly longer tails than house mice. Once these rodents have invaded, you’re likely going to find rodent feces around your home. Their droppings are black and musty. If you’ve found rodent droppings in your building, calling a professional is recommended. Doing so is the best way to fix the problem. Contact our office to learn more about our rodent removal services.
Common Rodent Infestation Signs
If you suspect rodents are in your home, check for the following signs.
- Check your home for rodent droppings. Their droppings will be black and musty. They’ll look like a piece of rice.
- Rodents are going to build nests in your home. Their nests are made using twigs, grass, and materials found around your home.
- Look at your baseboards and food containers. If you find scratch or chew marks, you might be dealing with a rodent infestation.
- Finally, you should listen to rodents at night. You hear them moving around your home.
Appearance Of Rodent Droppings
If you have a rodent infestation, you’re going to find their feces in your home. Ultimately, this is one of the first signs that you’re dealing with an issue. Once you’ve found and confirmed rodent droppings in your home, call an exterminator to take care of it. Make sure you know how to identify these droppings so you don’t overreact. In general, mouse droppings will range in size from 3 to 6 millimeters. They’re granular, long, and black. Their droppings are often compared to grains of rice because they’re similar in terms of shape and size.
Rodents will leave droppings around your home, but most will be found near feeding, breeding, and nesting spots.
Reasons Rodents Invaded Your Building
Remember that rodents are commensal pests. As a result, they have to rely on humans to survive. When they enter residential dwellings, they’ll be able to access water, food, and other necessities. A human dwelling provides them with everything they need. Rodents can enter homes through the smallest cracks and holes. Even if the hole is only a quarter of an inch, they’ll be able to sneak through that hole. Unfortunately, most residential dwellings are not properly sealed. Rodents will be able to find small gaps to enter. It is a good idea to seal these gaps to keep them out. Either way, rodents invade homes to access food, water, and safe shelter.
Dangers Of Rodents
Rodents are dangerous so they need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. A rodent infestation comes with immense risks. Once they’ve invaded, you’re going to find their feces and urine throughout your home. It is nasty and it’ll make your skin crawl. Suffice to say, you’ll want to clean up the mess and get rid of them as soon as possible. Rodents can spread several nasty illnesses, including Plague, Lassa Fever, and Rat-Bite Fever. They’ll also carry and transmit Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Hemorrhagic Fever, and more. You’ll also have to worry about your pets because mice can spread ticks and fleas. Rodents are destructive too.
They can chew through furniture, baseboards, and food containers. You’ll likely find their chew marks around your home. Finally, you can’t ignore the fact that these pests are going to chew through electrical wires. Tackle the issue now or the pests will cause an electrical fire in your home. Rodents can pose the following risks.
- They contaminate food and surfaces with their urine and droppings
- Rodents can spread numerous illnesses, including swine dysentery, Hantavirus, and salmonella
- Don’t forget that rodents can damage your home by chewing on walls and furniture
- When chewing through electrical wires, they might cause a house fire
Eradicating Rodent Infestations
When rodents invade your home, they can access everything they need to thrive. Prevent this from happening by eliminating the pests as soon as possible. Rodents are quick so trying to grab them is not a good idea. Plus, you don’t want to get scratched or bitten. If this happens, you might get ill. Most people do not want to physically handle these pests. Instead, you should leave it to a professional. Our company is here to help. We offer cost-effective rodent removal techniques that can deliver consistent results. We always check back with our clients to make sure that the rodents are gone for good.
When Can An Extermination Begin?
Our firm is ready to begin working hard to fix the problem for you. We’re waiting for you to call our office. Once you’ve called, you should hear back from us within 24 to 48 hours.
We Protect You
When working with us, you’re going to be protected from point A to point B. Our technicians aim to use natural products and tools to fix the problem. However, our technicians may decide that conventional methods are needed. If this is the case, they’ll follow strict guidelines to ensure that the products are used safely and accurately. We’ll make sure that our services do not create problems for our clients or their pets. We strive to use products that are registered with the EPA because they’re safe. Our technician will talk to you about any potential risks before the procedure begins. Contact us to learn more about the steps we take to protect our clients.
Preventing Mice, Rats, And Rodents From Entering Your Home
Unfortunately, pest problems can be difficult to avoid. When rodents decide they want to enter your home, they will do everything they can to sneak inside. You can use certain techniques to reduce the likelihood that rodents will find a way to sneak into your home. First and foremost, we recommend that our clients take advantage of rodent-proofing products. They can be installed near doors and windows to keep pests out of your home. You’ll also want to use certain materials to fill gaps and cracks on exterior walls. Make sure that your grass is cut and that your landscaping is clean. If these pests invade your home, they’re going to search for food.
Store your food in airtight containers to keep them from thriving in your home. Use stainless steel or glass products that cannot be broken into easily. Use the tips below to further defend your home from rodents.
- Deal with gaps, cracks, and holes around your home. Seal these gaps to keep them out.
- Trash should be taken outside several times a day.
- Store your food in tough, durable containers.
- Make sure that your trash is stored in airtight trashcans.
- Don’t let messes sit around your home.