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Which Rodents Are In My Home?
When it comes to household pests, you’ll agree that rodents are the worst. There are numerous species that fit into this category, and you’ll want to remove all of them from your home promptly. In Indiana, there are several mouse species that will enter and reside in homes and businesses. The house mouse is one of the most common pests in your area. This small rodent has few hairs, a pointed nose, and protruding eyes. Its color is either black or light brown. Its belly will be buff or gray. House mouse droppings are musty and black. Another common household rodent pest is the deer mouse.
Deer mice are bi-colored with white feet. Their bellies and undersides are white. The upper back and head are brown. Deer mice have long tails. Deer mouse droppings are smooth and black.
Rodent Infestation Warning Signs
- You’ve found rodent droppings in and around your home
- Rodents nests were discovered in your home. They’re made of twigs, household materials, and grass
- Rodents have left gnaw marks around your home
- You can hear the rodents moving around behind your walls
Identifying Rodent Droppings
Remember that the appearance of rodent droppings depends on the species in question. However, most droppings are between three and six millimeters. They’re granular and resemble a grain of rice. While rodent droppings can be found throughout the home, most will be located near the rodent’s nest and feeding locations.
Why Are Rodents In My Home?
Rodents are eager to survive. If they’re unable to find food outside, they’ll try to enter your home. When they enter your dwelling, they’ll have everything they need to survive, including shelter, food, and water. Many rodents can enter your home through the tiniest of holes. They can enter through holes that are only a quarter-inch in diameter. It is wise to close these gaps to prevent rodents from entering your home.
Are Mice And Rodents Dangerous?
Unfortunately, mice, rats, and other rodents are dangerous. If you have a rodent infestation, you have to worry about your health, your loved ones, and your property. They’ll contaminate your food and water sources by leaving feces and urine. Furthermore, they’re going to spread diseases. Rodents can spread various diseases, including Hantavirus, Rat-Bite Fever, Plague, and Lassa Fever. Rodents can create problems for your pets since they can spread fleas and ticks. Rodents have to gnaw constantly to stop their front teeth from overgrowing. As a result, you’ll be able to find chew marks throughout your home.
Rodents may chew through electrical wires, and this can increase the risk of an electrical fire.
Rodent Infestation Dangers
- They can contaminate your food
- Rodents can spread dangerous diseases
- They’ll destroy your property and belongings
- They’ll chew through electrical wires and elevate the risk of an electrical fire
What Is The Best Way To Remove Mice From A Home?
Rodents are hardy and capable of surviving in various conditions. Furthermore, they’re difficult to trap. If you haven’t found out, you’ll have a tough time trying to get rid of mice and other rodents on your own. You need to do your best to protect yourself and your loved ones. The best way to do that is by hiring a professional exterminator. We have the skills, experience, and tools needed to take care of the problem swiftly.
When Can You Begin?
Is Your Rodent Treatment Safe?
We work diligently to provide our clients with safe, natural solutions. We prefer using natural products, mechanical devices, and baits. However, there is always a chance that we’ll need to use conventional products. When we have to use conventional products, we’re going to protect you to the fullest. We’ll follow strict guidelines to keep you safe. Our exterminators won’t overuse chemical sprays or put anyone at risk. Furthermore, we rely on EPA-registered products to protect our clients.
How Can I Stop Mice Infestations?
It is difficult, if not impossible, to prevent future pest infestations. Still, there are steps you can take to reduce the possibility of a future rodent infestation. You’ll need to work hard to stop rodents from entering your home and turning your life upside down. We encourage our clients to use rodent-proofing materials to keep rodents and other pests out. If you have any gaps, holes, or cracks outside your home, you need to seal them fully. Furthermore, you should cut your grass to keep rodents away.
Stopping Rodent Infestations
- Seal all cracks, gaps, and holes in your home. Use caulk and other materials to seal these gaps.
- Make sure your trash bags are taken outside and stored in secure bins.
- Inside of your home, store food in airtight containers.
- Deal with messes and spills promptly.