If you are a homeowner, you should be aware of the dangers rodents can pose to your property. Not only can they damage your home and belongings, but they can also carry diseases that can harm humans and pets. In this blog post, Hoffer Pest Solutions will discuss everything homeowners need to know about rodent control, from how to repel them from entering your home to the damage they can cause. We will also provide tips on preventing rodent infestations from happening in the first place.
How Rodents Enter Your Home
Rodents are one of the most common pests that can invade a home. They enter through tiny openings in walls, windows, and doors, so it’s important to ensure all these areas are sealed off properly. They can also squeeze through spaces as small as one-quarter of an inch—so check cracks and crevices around your house for any signs of rodents.
The Damage Rodents Cause
Once inside, rodents wreak havoc by chewing on wires and woodwork, contaminating food with their droppings and urine, and even building nests out of shredded materials like insulation or cardboard boxes. Rodents can also bring diseases into the home, such as the Hantavirus, which is spread through mouse droppings.
How to Prevent a Rodent Infestation
To prevent rodents from getting into your home, keep all food in airtight containers and regularly clean and sanitize countertops and floors where food is prepared. Additionally, seal all cracks or holes around the exterior of your house with construction-grade caulk. Finally, consider setting up traps or poison baits where rodents are likely to enter your home. This will help to reduce their numbers significantly over time.
Rodent control is essential for any homeowner who wants to protect their property from damage and disease. By following these tips, you can prevent an infestation from happening. If a rodent infestation occurs despite these efforts, it’s important to contact Hoffer Pest Solutions immediately. We can quickly assess the problem and create an effective treatment plan to rid your home of these pests.
Don’t hesitate to contact our team at (954) 590-0477 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your pest control appointment today.