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When it comes to mice and rats, you’ll find that they’re one of the worst household pests you could face. These pests are going to create numerous problems for you, your loved ones, and your pets. Rodents are dangerous because they can contaminate your food items. If this happens and you eat those items, there is a chance that you’re going to get sick. Suffice to say, you’ll want to do everything possible to prevent that from happening. Remember that Cincinnati is home to many rodent species. Before you can tackle the problem, you’ll want to learn more about the species you’re dealing with.
Some of the most common rodent species in our area include deer mice and house mice. Although they’re similar, one thing that sets them apart is that deer mice have long tails. You’ll also notice that their colors are much different. Both leave droppings in your home.
Identifying A Rodent Infestation
Look for the following signs so you can be positive that you’re dealing with a rodent infestation.
- Rodent droppings can be found around your home
- The rodents in your home will build small nests made of twigs and grass
- You will find chew marks on your food containers
- You can hear the rodents running around your home at night
Appearance Of Rodent Droppings
It is a good idea to learn how to identify mouse droppings. What do they look like? Ultimately, rodent droppings measure from 3 to 6mm. They’re granular and look similar to a grain of rice. They’re generally found near nesting and breeding sites, but they can be found anywhere. They’ll also be located where rodents feed.
Reasons For Rodents
Why are rodents entering your home? Ultimately, they can enter a residential dwelling for a handful of reasons. First and foremost, the rodents are likely searching for food in your home. If your home hasn’t been cleaned thoroughly, they will be able to find food sources in your home. They’ll eat the crumbs on your ground and build nests in your home. You’ll need to take steps to get rid of the pests as soon as possible.
Primary Rodent Dangers
Are you worried about rodents in your home? You should be. Rodents are incredibly dangerous. You’ll want to do everything possible to remove rodents from your dwelling. Otherwise, there is a risk that you’re going to consume something contaminated. If this happens, you’ll likely get sick. Rodents can transmit various illnesses, including Lassa Fever, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, and more. In addition to this, rodents are going to destroy your home and belongings. You have to get rid of them immediately. Otherwise, they’re going to chew through your electrical wires and create a house fire.
- Rodents will contaminate your food and make you sick
- They can spread several dangerous diseases, including salmonella and Hantavirus
- They will destroy your belongings
- They chew through electrical wires and increase the risk of electrical fires
Ultimately, you need to get rid of the rodents as soon as possible. Unfortunately, these pests are swift and efficient. They can climb many surfaces and get away from you. Although you can try to fix the problem alone, you shouldn’t. If you do, you may get sick. You may end up wasting your money experimenting with several DIY products. Instead, you’ll want to work with us. We can help you fix the problem swiftly.
When Can You Arrive?
Contact our office today. We’ll help you schedule an appointment. In general, you’ll hear from us within 48 hours.
We Offer Safe Solutions
Our company strives to provide safe solutions. We try to use natural products whenever possible. However, we may have to use a conventional tool to eliminate the rodents in your home. Don’t worry. We’ll take steps to make sure that you’re going to be protected during every step of the process. We always use EPA-registered products to ensure that our clients are going to be protected during each stage of the process.
Preventing Rodent Infestations
Getting rid of the rodents in your home will prove to be difficult, but you can do it. To fix the problem, you’ll want to work with us. We offer reliable services so we can fix the problem swiftly. Still, you’ll want to take steps to prevent future infestations. For instance, you should use rodent-proofing products to keep rodents and other pests out of your home. Don’t forget to keep your grass cut. Doing so will prevent pests from finding a hiding place on your property.
- Seal any gaps and cracks around your home to keep pests out
- Cut your grass to eliminate their hiding places
- Deal with any spills as quickly as possible
- Take your trash outside at least once a day