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What are My Options If I Have a Rodent Infestation?

Posted on Dec 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

shutterstock_1529347655If you have a rodent infestation, the only real option is to get rid of the rodents as quickly as possible. Rodents can carry disease and spread it to the people inside your home. Rodents also have the ability to damage property such as wiring, building materials, and paper-based items. If you suspect a rodent infestation in your home, you should confirm it with a professional inspection, set up rodent treatment services, seal up entry points, and invest in routine preventative treatment.

Confirm the infestation with a professional inspection

A professional pest inspection will be able to confirm your suspicions that you have a rodent infestation. An inspection can also let you know the severity of your infestation and if there is damage anywhere in your home. Once you confirm that you have an infestation, you can move on to the process of eliminating rodents from your home.

Set up rodent treatment services

Rodents can be difficult to eradicate when compared to other types of pests. You do not simply put out poison and wait for rodents to die. Rats and mice are much larger than other types of pests which means that they will start to rot after they die – that is a big problem if they die in an area where you cannot find them. The best way to eliminate a rodent infestation is to set up professional treatment services. A rodent pro will have the training and tools needed to set out bait and traps that will effectively kill off the rodents in your home. You can also choose to have services that include removing the rodent carcasses so you do not have to deal with the pests at all.

Seal up entry points

Another important step to take if you have a rodent infestation is to seal up any entry points around your property. If you have rodents in your home, they got inside somehow. The most likely scenario is that there is a breach – or several breaches – around your property. Take some time to inspect the exterior and interior of your property for any areas that could allow rodents to find their way inside. During your initial inspection, the inspector will lest you know if there were any entry points discovered during the inspection. Addressing the entry points around your house is an important part of keeping rodents out of your property going forward.

Invest in routine preventative treatment

Once you deal with the active rodent infestation in your home, you need to take steps to protect against a future infestation. The unfortunate reality is that rodents will continue to try and find their way into your home. You need to invest in rodent prevention services to ensure that rodents do not infest your home again. A top-notch rodent control company like San Joaquin Pest Control in Visalia can provide you with regularly scheduled services to provide your home with protection from rodents.

A rodent infestation requires your immediate attention. The quickest way to get rodents out of your house is with the help of a pro. Get in touch with the pros at San Joaquin Pest Control to set up a pest inspection for your Visalia home.

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