Rodent Control Done The Right Way For Your Meridian Home

January 30, 2023

You should never try to pick up wild rodents. They might bite you. In fact, most wild animals will bite and scratch if you approach them and attempt to pick them up. The question is, what do you do when a wild rat or mouse invades your home? Some people turn to traps. Others call in a professional. What matters to us is that you handle these pests in a safe and effective way. Today we are sharing what we recommend for rodent pest control in Meridian and what method is best to remove these pests from your home. Call Owyhee Environmental if you are looking for professional options to address an active pest problem on your property. We have many effective options including trapping and removal services for all different types of rodents.

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How To Identify Common Types Of Rodents 

There are only two kinds of rodents that commonly invade homes here in Meridian; rats and mice. These are the most common due to their smaller size. If you have an infestation on your property, it might be hard to know these pests are around. If an infestation comes indoors, however, you may start to notice more clear signs. Here are a few signs of rodents that every homeowner should know.

  • Fecal droppings
  • The smell of ammonia
  • Urine stains or pillars
  • Torn-up paper, fabrics, and insulation
  • Gnaw marks and holes
  • Dead rodents

To spot these pests inside your home without going through too much effort, let our team pay you a visit. We offer fast rodent identification services and would be happy to help you assess your risk.

Rodents Can Spread Disease And Damage Property  

There are two main problems that come with a rodent infestation: health risks and property damage. Rodents cause health risks with the bacteria, pathogens, and parasites they carry. Some common diseases you might contract from interacting with fecal droppings, a contaminated area, contaminated food, or a parasite include salmonellosis, hantavirus, murine typhus, tularemia, and Lyme disease. If you suspect these pests are inside your home, keep your living areas and kitchen extra clean and make sure all of your food is stored in air-tight containers.

In addition to spreading diseases, rodents also damage property. They do this when they tear up fabrics, insulation, and paper to build their nests. They also gnaw holes through walls, nibble on the legs of furniture, and damage piping/wiring inside walls. As infestations become more severe, you will notice more and more damage in and around your home.

How And Why Rodents Find Their Way Into Our Homes  

Rats and mice invade local homes to find food, moisture, and shelter. They start by invading through gaps, cracks, and holes and then look for these amenities indoors. Often all a rodent needs is a wall void, some insulation for bedding, a couple of drops of water from a drain, and some crumbs to survive. As infestations grow, rodents will look for other ways to stay well-fed. This might involve chewing holes into boxes of stored food, gnawing through utility piping, and living inside storage boxes in your attic and basement. 

There is something you need to understand about rodents and rodent control. These pests do not always need an entry point to get into a home. If a mouse or rat finds an opening into your home that isn’t big enough to squeeze through, they might chew on it until it is big enough. This is one thing that makes DIY rodent prevention so challenging. 

The Most Effective Rodent Control For Meridian Homes  

There are two ways to remove rodents from your home, you can try to trap these furry pests on your own or you can hire a professional to do it for you. The main problem with DIY trapping is that it does not always solve the whole problem. Often rodents learn to avoid the danger or simply multiply faster than you can eliminate them. To make sure these pests are handled right the first time, we highly recommend trusting a professional.

For top-tier rodent control at an affordable price, trust our team at Owyhee Environmental. We offer amazing solutions to a wide range of problematic house pests including rats and mice. With just one service visit, we will assess the condition of your home’s rodent problems and offer some clear solutions to remove these pests fast.

Call us today to learn more about our pest control options and find your forever solution to rodents in Meridian.

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