With owning a home, comes responsibility. Pest control is an important part of owning a home, and can help keep your home in good condition. Scheduling a pest control inspection could be the difference between a run-down home and a safe one.
Rodents are a pest that can be found in your home year-round if they have a consistent food source. Here are some rodents that could be living in your home without your knowledge:
There are several species of rats that could enter your home. From roof rats to Norway rats, if you’ve got them, then you’ve got to get rid of them. Any rat that you may find in your home is likely destroying the integrity of your house. Some will chew on pipes, causing obvious plumbing issues, and others might chew on furniture or walls. If you see gnaw-marks on these surfaces, or see any rat droppings in your home, it is important to call an exterminator or pest control to remedy the situation.
A common house mouse is exactly what we picture when we hear the word “mouse.” They are usually not very big, but they multiply quickly. If you hear high-pitched squeaks, see unusual dirt smudges on the floor and walls, or notice their droppings, call Insight Pest Control. Because mice reproduce so quickly, where there is one mouse, there are likely many more. Each time a mouse reproduces, they have around 5-7 pups in a litter, and that means you could be dealing with damage from 5-7 more mice in your home.
Voles, or field mice, might be living in your yard. While these furry little guys pose less of a threat, it is not unheard of to find a vole venturing into your home. They love to live in soft ground and gardens where food is plentiful, but if they do not find sufficient food in your yard, they may come inside looking for more. If you find holes or soft spots in your garden, it could be an indicator of a vole.
Rodents, regardless of how harmless they may look, can cause serious damage to your home, and getting rid of them is incredibly important in maintaining a strong and clean house. Not only can they cause damage, but they can cause a general sense of discomfort in your own home. Starting by keeping a clean house and limiting the amount of food that sits out, you can work towards preventing rodents from wanting to visit your house. But scheduling a pest inspection can be a great way to find potential entry points and get them sealed off before pests enter. Calling a professional pest control service is vital to discovering, driving out pests, and keeping them out. Call Insight Pest Control for your rodent/pest needs!