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Everything You Need To Know About Rodents In Terre Haute

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Are you seeing or hearing evidence that rodents like mice and rats have invaded your Terre Haute home? If so, here are the things you need to know.

What Rodents Do In A Home

  • Rodents chew holes. When these critters get into your walls you can expect that holes will be chewed. But the holes you need to worry about aren't the one they chew through sheetrock to get into food storage, but the holes they chewed to get into your home in the first place. These exterior holes can let heat out of your home and other bugs and wildlife pests in. They can also let water in, and this can lead to water damage and mold problems.
  • Rodents chew through boxes. If you have any stored food in cardboard or paper, they will not be safe from rodents.
  • Rodents chew on wires, and this can lead to a house fire.
  • Rodents are known to spread diseases and bacteria. Not only do rodents pick up harmful bacteria from dirty places and bring them into food storage areas, silverware drawers, and dish cabinets, they are also known to carry human spread pathogens.
  • Rodents are known to introduce parasites. If you have a flea infestation, it may not be your pet that brought that flea infestation into your home. Rodents can introduce fleas, ticks, mites, lice, and other parasites into all parts of a home.
  • Rodent leave their urine and feces everywhere. If you have a large number of rodents in your home, it won't be long till you notice the smell.

Rodent Control Problems

  • Trapping is often the first options homeowners run to for rodent control. While this is definitely an effective way to kill and remove rodents, it is usually a rodent control option that is not implemented properly. Either no rodents are caught because of an improper placement or baiting of traps, or homeowners remove a few rodents and think their home is free of rodents when they stop catching them.
  • Poisons are another popular choice for rodent control. But, we do not recommend using this control option. Not only are poisons difficult to implement effectively to fully eradicate a rodent infestation, but they can be harmful to pets, children and other people living in a home.

When it comes to dealing with a rodent infestation, it is best to get an educated professional who knows how to use monitoring and surveillance techniques to ensure that no rodents remain. If you live in Terre Haute, or our extensive service area, reach out to us. Action Pest Control uses the most advanced rodent control protocols in the industry to find, remove, and exclude rodents.