Rodents, predominately mice and rats invade our spaces when the weather outside turns cold. Their presence creates havoc in our minds, especially when the rodents begin gnawing on wires, cords, and food. Even scarier, mice, rats, and other rodents carry diseases they can transmit to humans through feces and bites. Don’t panic. This blog post shares information that can keep pests away from your property and prevent rodent infestations.
Are You at Risk of a Rodent Infestation?
Rodents may enter any home, although some properties are at a greater risk of infestations due to the conditions of the home or other factors. You are at risk for a rodent infestation if mice and other pests have easy access to an unkempt home with food and water sources readily available. They appreciate dark hiding spots, so if your property is cramped, you’re inviting rodents inside.
Signs of Rodent Infestations
Signs of a rodent infestation in your home include:
- Gnaw marks in cords, chewed wires
- Bite marks in plastic bags, eaten food particles in the kitchen
- Small, pellet-shaped droppings scattered in the home
- Nests are created using shredded materials like paper, insulation, and fabric
Rodent Solutions Keep Them Off Your Property
Keep rodents off your property using the following solutions:
- Keep the house clean by wiping down tables and countertops, cleaning floors, and discarding the trash into a container with a lid
- Seal entry points into the house, bearing how mice can crawl inside holes as small as pencil-width
- Trim trees and shrubbery to prevent overhanging branches and leaves that can attract rodents to the property
- Professional Tuscumbia pest control
Southern Pride Pest Control is a full-service pest control company headquartered in Muscle Shoals, AL. SPPC specializes in pest control and prevention services including termite control, rodent control, bed bug control, ant control, and mosquito control, and can even help with moisture control around your residence or commercial property. Established in 2010, Southern Pride Pest Control is a reliable source of quality pest-management solutions delivered by a team you can trust.
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