Keeping Mice Out Of Your Christiansburg Home
A home with rodents isn’t truly a home. To be considered a home, the place you live must be safe. And when rodents get inside and start sharing your living space with you, safety goes right out the window. Today we are talking about why this is. What makes rodents destructive and dangerous pests? And is there any way to keep them out? To get answers to these questions, keep reading.
How To Identify A Rodent Infestation
Identifying a rodent infestation can be easy with a little investigation. Typically, if rodents are sharing your home with you, they will leave a mess in their wake. This mess can be anything from the fecal matter and urine they leave behind to the holes they leave chewed through your walls. In addition to these signs, here are some other things to look for:
Holes chewed through food boxes
Grease marks along baseboards
Lights mysteriously going out or electrical sockets not working
Pitter-pattering inside walls late at night
How Dangerous Can Rodents Be?
Fortunately, rodents will not attack you. In fact, they are much more scared of you than you are of them. But they can hurt you in other ways. One of the ways rodents can cause harm is by spreading disease and bacteria. If the rodents in your home are carriers of a dangerous pathogen, they can spread it to you through their fecal matter or by tracking it around on their feet or body. With that in mind, remember to always use protective gear when cleaning up after rodents, and dispose of potentially contaminated food products.
In addition to spreading disease, rodents are also known for transporting parasitic pests such as fleas, ticks, and mites into homes. These pests can be transferred to your pets causing even more problems.
Finally, rodents are also destructive. This is most obviously seen in the holes they chew in walls. They can also chew on things inside walls such as wires and utility piping. This can lead to water damage or potentially even cause an electrical fire.
5 Prevention Tips For Rodents
1. Fill in gaps and cracks around your home’s exterior using wire mesh and a caulking gun.
2. Pick up pet food after they are done feeding.
3. Clean up food and drink messes promptly.
4. Make sure all of your trashcans have tight-fitting lids.
5. Store leftover food and food stored in cardboard boxes inside of plastic containers.
How To Get Rodents Out
If only a couple of rodents have gotten into your home, store-bought traps might solve your problem. Bait them with peanut butter and place them near areas where you suspect rodents are frequenting. For more severe infestations, we recommend professional rodent control services. Here at All Pest Control & Solutions, we offer just that. If rodents have entered your Christiansburg home and are threatening your safety, give us a call today. We would be happy to send one of our technicians your way asap with a solution to your rodent problem.