Do You Have a Rodent Problem?
When people think of rodents, they automatically think of mice or rats. However, the category of rodent can also include gophers, voles, moles, and many others. The difference is that some will remain outside and be a nuisance while others prefer to make themselves at home – much to your displeasure.
Figuring out whether you have mice or rats may make you feel better, but in reality both are very destructive and are nothing but serious pests. People tend to think that mice are at least a step above rats, but in truth while rats seem scarier and worse because of their size, mice actually contaminate more food than they eat, and a single pair of mice can mean as much as 200 offspring in just a span of four months. Rats and mice can both carry in parasites like fleas and ticks, and both can contribute to other problems by leaving behind urine and fecal matter throughout the house.
Rodents in your home can mean many different issues. Both mice and rats can chew up a lot of things, from gnawing on blankets and clothing to get pieces for their nests to chewing through packages in the kitchen to get at the food inside. They may also chew on certain places in your home, perhaps to widen a gap or make room for a nest.
Rodents can be difficult to get rid of because of their ability to hide from people as well as their intelligence. Rats are surprisingly smart and can steer clear of many traps that are laid out for them. Something as simple as a scent that doesn’t seem right can be enough to make them stay away. Assuming that because rats and mice are just rodents they will fall for any trap is not a good approach. Many people still think mice go after cheese and put it in mouse traps, when in fact mice prefer grains and rats will even enjoy fruit.
If do-it-yourself methods aren’t working, you need a completely different approach. Stop spending money on all sorts of poisons and traps, and instead, contact someone with a complete knowledge of all types of rodents and ways to clear them out. Professional pest control companies that deal in the removal of rodents will not only be able to find them and get rid of them, but they can also use green products to do the job so you aren’t worrying about poisons or toxins in your home. This can be especially important if you have loved ones, children, or pets living in the home with you.
With the right amount of research, you should discover an excellent pest control company dedicated to giving you a pest-free and rodent-free home with smart techniques and useful knowledge that can help you ensure that your home remains safe from rodents for a long, long time. Don’t hesitate to call Ransford Environmental Solutions and discover what sets us apart from the rest and how we can help you regain control of your home and earn back your peace of mind.