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The Secret To Rodent Prevention In Jasper

two rodents hiding

Coming face to face with a rodent in your Jasper home can be frightening. However, rodents can often go unnoticed in your home for quite a while. They use vents, cracks, gaps, or open doors to stealthily enter your home. Infestations are often a result of a lack of sealing potential entry points. Once they are inside, rodents threaten both your property and your health. If you suspect a rodent infestation, the Jasper pest control professionals at Action Pest Control are here to help you remove them immediately.

Types Of Rodents That Often invade Jasper Properties

Many rodents can find their way into your home, searching for shelter, water, and food. The most likely rodents to invade your Jasper home include:

  • House mice
  • Norway rats
  • Roof rats
  • Deer mice
  • Squirrels
  • Gophers
  • Chipmunks

These are just a few of the most common rodent species in Jasper. 

Mouse droppings, which resemble small grains of rice and rat droppings, can contaminate food and surfaces and are often the first sign of an infestation. Rodents can also cause extensive damage to food and personal property and create potential fire hazards with their constant gnawing on building materials, including support beams and electrical wires. If you have a problem with rats or mice in your home, the best thing to do is to contact a pest control professional. 

At Action Pest Control, we understand the dangers these pests can cause. We offer residents in IN, KY, and IL effective rodent control solutions for homes and businesses!

Five Tips For Effective Rodent Prevention In Jasper

Rodents can get into your Jasper home through a variety of methods. Rats can crawl through chimneys, gaps in your eaves, and cracks in your foundation, while other rodents can gain entry through poorly fitting windows and doors or the space around utilities entering the building. Rodents can fit through remarkably small openings, and when they don't fit through a space, they are often able to chew on the sides until they fit through. Rats only need a hole the size of a quarter and mice can fit through a space the size of a dime. 

Here are five tips to follow to keep rodents out of your home: 

  1. Ensure all windows and doors close securely and install weatherstripping and door sweeps. 
  2. Seal any gaps or cracks in your exterior walls. 
  3. Install a chimney cap and screens on any vents leading into your home. 
  4. Check for tears and rips in windows and screen doors. 
  5. Look for cracks along the foundations of your home. 

Finding and repairing all the places where rodents can enter your home can be challenging. Upon completing these steps, have your home inspected further by a pest control professional to ensure all entry points have been eliminated and rodents are excluded from your home. 

Why Won't Mouse Traps Get Rid Of The Mice?

People often purchase traps to get rid of rodents, but they do not solve the problem. Traps may temporarily reduce the rodent population but will not stop the infestation. You will get rid of some rodents with the traps, but the infestation will continue unless you are able to trap every single individual and prevent more from entering. Traps need to be placed strategically, and mice have a good sense of smell, so even touching the rodent trap can cause mice to avoid the trap altogether. 

How To Safely And Completely Eliminate Your Rodent Problem

The home pest control professionals at Action Pest Control provide effective rodent control with a multi-pronged approach. We inspect your home to determine your property's nesting locations, hot spots, entry points, and attractions. Next, we develop a strategy targeting the rodent using traps and rodent baiting. Finally, we perform small exclusions to eliminate entry points in the home. Contact us today and request your free inspection.