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The Weather Outside is FrightFULL of Rodents

October 31, 2017

The roof rat and the house mouse are two of the more common rodents you will find scurrying into homes. The roof rat has a sleek, gray body and can grow up to 14 inches long. The house mouse grows between 5 ½ inches to 7 ½ inches long and has a hairless tail. Both rodents can cause extensive damage and can cause potential health threats and illnesses.

Rodents find varieties of ways to get into your home. They can get in by squeezing through cracks in the house, under porches, through dryer vents, and even through the plumbing. Mice can squeeze themselves through areas as small as a dime, and rats can squeeze through areas that are quarter-sized.

Rats and mice, like humans enjoy an abundance of food. One of the most common places to find rodents in your home is around the kitchen. It’s important to keep items like pet food and cereal in tightly sealed containers rather than leaving them in the boxes or bags. They become easy access to these non-stop chewers.

There are plenty of ways to tell if you have rodents running around your home. The first sighting is the droppings left behind. Droppings will be left in cabinets, under sinks, and even on counters or selves. Rodents will leave urine spots, along with grease stains and dirt. You may also notice they are in your home by the noises they are making. Rodents are more active at night so you may hear squeaking and rustling noises throughout the home. You may be able to hear them moving through the walls or even the ceiling. They will also leave behind teeth marks. You may notice they have been chewing through cardboard boxes, like cereal boxes, wood objects, and even electrical wires.

This can become dangerous for your home. Many fires are started due to the chewing of electrical wires. Not only can rodents cause damage to your home, but they can also cause serious health issues. Rodents carry around parasites and can easily spread diseases.

Rodents like trash and clutter so it’s important to take preventative measures. Once they are in your home, they will quickly make themselves comfortable and will stay until something intervenes. These animals can reproduce at a rather rapid pace. You may not even realize that they have been in your home until after their population has already increased. If you spot a rat or a mouse, or see signs that they are in your home, it is imperative that you call the professionals right away.

With the holidays right around the corner, you want to make sure that you take preventative measures to keeping your home rodent-free. Nozzle Nolen offers a rodent control treatment for both residential and commercial areas. Let Nozzle Nolen get rid of your rodents and keep them from coming back. Call for a free inspection today!


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