and mice are some of the most common rodents around the home. Populations can
increase quickly because they reproduce very rapidly. Rodents carry various
diseases and can cause damage to your home by chewing on the electrical wiring.
Rodents can enter your home through voids and gaps. Mice can actually fit
through an opening as small as a dime whereas rats can enter an opening as
small as a quarter. While this is a common problem, many home owners who do
have a rodent problem are unaware of it. Below is a list of tell-tale signs
that you have a rodent problem and need professional help to fix it.
Tell-Tale Signs of a Rodent Problem
Nibbled Boxes and
Holes in Walls
rodents infest your home they look for area's in which they can reside and hide
within walls. Once they take up residence in these areas they chew a hole
through the wall to enable them to get out and scavenge for food.
Rat and Mice Droppings
are one of the most reliable signs of rodent infestation. They can be found
almost anywhere around the home including cabinets, attics, and around pet food
dishes. Mouse droppings are typically smaller than rat droppings so its
important to get a positive identification. If you are unsure you can always
call Avon Pest Control and we will assess whether there is a problem that needs
to be fixed.
of the most common ways people first realize that they have a rodent problem is
that they hear scratching noises at night while in bed. The dead silence of
night is when the sounds are easiest to hear and produce a very distinct
Nibbled Boxes and Containers
look for teeth marks in boxes and containers. Plastic bags with food are also
bad because rodents can chew right through them. If you do not have pets,
nibbled boxes and containers, especially ones containing food are a dead
give-away that you have a rodent population in your home.
How to Identify and Prevent the Problem from Getting Out of
best prevention technique is to prevent the rats, mice, and other rodents from
entering your home in the first place. Some of the places that you can look
that are common entry points are around plumbing penetration, doorways, garage
doors, vents, and around attics. If you do find voids or gaps between these
items you can fill them with steel wool. Steel wool works great because rodents
cannot chew through it. Because populations of rodents can increase so quickly
it's best to have a pest professional help you if you suspect you have a rodent
infestation. If you have any questions feel free to contact us here at Avon
Pest Control, http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats/
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