Most homeowners don't want to share their property with rodents. However, rodents are sneaky pests and can enter your home through minor cracks or openings, causing significant problems. Whether it's in the basement, dining room, kitchen, or attic, seeing a rodent can cause substantial fear. If you suspect a rodent infestation, contact the Plano pest control professionals to support you today.
How Can You Tell If It's Rodents In Your Home?
Rodents can cause havoc in your home if they are left unchecked. They are always on the lookout for resources, so they can destroy your food stash and damage your belongings. Paying attention to signs of a rodent's presence in your Plano home is critical. These include:
- Rodent droppings
- Gnaw marks
- Nests or burrows
- Grease marks
- Scurrying noises
- An actual rodent (dead or alive)
- Tampered food
- Foul smells
- Unusual pet activity
If you notice any of the signs of a rodent infestation, it's important to contact pest control professionals to get rid of it immediately.
The Damage And Dangers Rodents Can Create Around Your Home
The front-most teeth of rodents are known as incisors, which are the source of the significant danger they can create in your home. They gnaw through electrical wires, damage building materials, harm furnishings, destroy stored items in the home and various ductwork, and chew insulation, among other things. Rodents are often the culprit of house fires when they gnaw on electrical wiring. People can become ill from rodent encounters if they eat food contaminated by rodents. Rodents can also spread diseases such as tularemia and hantavirus through urine, feces, and saliva, as well as bringing fleas, lice, ticks, and other pests into your home, which spreads even more pathogens and diseases.
Five Effective Tips To Prevent Rodents In Your Home
An initial measure to keep rodents outside of your home is not to provide access in the first place. The good news is there are methods to prevent rodents from entering your home. These include:
- Sealing up all holes along the home's exterior, paying particular attention to vents, windows, and doors.
- Eliminating outdoor access by trimming back overhanging trees that allow rodents to hop onto your roof.
- Cleaning up your yard and removing clutter, debris, and garbage piles that give rodents a place to hide or nest near your home.
- Practice cleanliness in and around your home. If rodents don't have access to food, they have less reason to enter your home. Also, ensure garbage cans and pet food are securely contained in rodent-proof bins.
- Remove outdoor food sources by removing dropped fruits and vegetables from fruit trees or gardens.
While these tips can help, the best approach to prevent pests is to partner with DANCAN to improve your quality of life. We can take care of existing pests, establish an effective pest barrier around your home, and maintain regular treatments. If we spot evidence of a rodent infestation, we do not hesitate to act to handle the problem. Rodents are known to reproduce quickly, and a small problem can become a big issue overnight if left untreated.
The Most Effective Rodent Control For Your Home
DANCAN exists to get the job done right and would be happy to work with you to rid your home and property of rodent problems! Our goal at DANCAN is to do our job well and meet our customers' satisfaction. If you feel that we've missed something or pests return after our pest control visit is complete, we offer free re-service to ensure that your problem is entirely resolved. If you're dealing with rodents on your residential property, don't hesitate to contact us anytime.