Rat and mouse infestations are more common in homes and businesses than they ought to be. These rodents like to get inside to eat food scraps and find what they assume is a safe place to stay (unless you have a cat). Once you have a rodent problem, it’ll probably only get worse. Rats and mice can breed quickly, rapidly multiplying your rodent infestation problem. There are several steps you can take to prevent a rodent infestation, but once you’re dealing with an infestation, you’ll have to contact us for rodent removal in Bartlesville, OK. Here are some answers to questions you may have regarding rodent infestations and removal.
How do I know I have a rodent problem?
There are other ways to know you have a rodent infestation besides actually seeing a rat or mouse scurrying across the floor of your home. An easy way to tell you’ve got a problem is if you see their droppings around your house. If you see anything that you think may be rodent droppings, contact the pros ASAP for rodent removal in Bartlesville, OK. Droppings are not only unsightly—the bacteria in droppings can also be harmful to your health.
Because rodents have to gnaw on things to keep their teeth from growing too long, you may also notice little bite marks on furniture around your house. If the infestation is bad enough, you may hear them running around in your walls or air ducts at night when you’re trying to fall asleep.
I have a rodent problem—now what?
After you’ve noticed any of the above signs, it’s pertinent to call a rodent removal service as soon as you can. It’s not a bad idea to set up some rat and mouse traps around your home to try to catch a few of the critters before the exterminator can get there to fix the problem once and for all.
What will the exterminator do?
To put it simply, the rodent removal service you hire will take care of your rodent infestation. The professional will determine where the rodents are getting in and make sure that the area is sealed completely. The professional will then set traps throughout the house to catch as many rodents as possible. He or she will then spray a chemical around the perimeter of your house that should keep the rodents out for good.
Is there any way to prevent a rodent infestation?
Yes! It’s pretty easy to mitigate the chance of your home becoming infested. The first thing you should do is take care to keep your home clutter- and trash-free. There’s nothing rodents love more than messy and trash-filled areas. Next, keep food crumbs off the floor. Mice and rats are motivated by food, and if they find food all around your home, they’re going to want to stay for a while to eat all the tasty morsels. Finally, it can’t hurt to keep a cat around your house to scare off and/or eat any rodents.
If you think you have a rodent infestation, call D & Q Pest Control, Inc. today to get rid of the problem quickly and affordably.