Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents In Your Phoenix Home
May 14, 2021 - Rodents
Do you have a toolbox in your house? If so, you might be the type of person who enjoys fixing problems yourself when they arise. When things break around your home, in your car, or at your place of work, you are looking for the fastest way to solve the issue. Unfortunately, not all problems are easily solved. Some take more effort and experience than you have to offer.
One thing many homeowners have trouble addressing is rodent infestations. To help you determine if hiring a professional is the best choice to solve your Phoenix home’s rodent problems, here are some things to consider.
How Rodents Get Into Homes
There is a reason rodents get into homes more often than birds do. It is because they are built for invading. Their teeth are sharp enough to chew through wood, plastic, vinyl, and a variety of other materials. Their bodies can compact to squeeze through holes as small as a nickel. Even their brains are suited for invasion, solving problems, and adapting to navigate confusing pathways within wall voids to find ways to and from sources of food.
The Problems Rodents Cause
There are three main problems rodents cause. They are annoying, they are dangerous, and they are destructive. Their annoyance is seen and heard late at night when they skitter through wall voids and scavenge kitchen/dining areas for food. The danger these pests pose comes in the form of disease-causing organisms that are found in the parasitic pests they carry and the bacteria found in their fecal matter and urine. Finally, rodents cause destruction with their sharp teeth and nesting habits. It is not uncommon to find that rodents can chew holes through walls, sever electrical wires, damage utility piping, tear up insulation, rip clothing, and damage a range of other materials and items.
The Difficulties In Controlling Rodents
Rodents are difficult to control for two reasons. To start, they are prolific breeders. A single pair of mice can have 35 babies in a year. This doesn’t seem that bad until you consider the fact that female mice become sexually mature at six weeks of age. The second reason mice are difficult to control is that they are good at avoiding danger. It is not uncommon for a mouse to learn how traps work, how to avoid them, and even how to set them off without getting hurt.
Some Simple Strategies To Prevent Rodents
If your home does not currently have a rodent infestation, there are some things you can do to keep it that way. Here are some strategies our experts recommend you try.
- Use a caulking gun and some steel wool to seal gaps and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
- Repair damaged window/door screens.
- Install door sweeps under exterior doors.
- Make sure trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
- Do not feed your pets outdoors.
- Keep your living areas clean.
The Reason People Go With Professional Pest Control For Their Rodent Problems
Rodents are not pests you want to live with. If you suspect these furry menaces are taking shelter inside your home and stealing food from your kitchen/dining areas, your best option to get them out is to contact the experts at What’s Bugging You Pest Control. Our team is the authority on Phoenix-area pests and has the industrial-grade equipment and advanced commercial pest control measures and residential exterminator services needed to effectively remove these pests from your Phoenix property. We are standing by for your call.