Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Boise Property

September 20, 2023

How much harm can a little mouse do? It’s a misconception that many property owners have been surprised by the reality of. Rodents, while tiny, can pose much larger risks to your health and property. Allowing rodents in your Boise home can lead to property damage and even disease, which is why you should get rodent control from the experts at Owyhee Environmental. 

Learn how we can help Boise property owners avoid and quickly remove any rodent problems.

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Signs Of Rodent Activity: How To Detect A Problem Early 

Just because you aren’t seeing rodents or their droppings doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Pests are good at hiding, and rodents in particular utilize their small stature and ability to chew and dig through building materials to locate effective hiding areas. 

You need to look for other signs of house rodents, like these: 

Nests: Rodents like to form nests in storage areas like attics and crawl spaces, even chewing their way into boxes or other containers. Check these areas regularly. 
Odors: You’ll often smell rodents before you see them, as their droppings and brooding behaviors lead to foul, musty odors throughout a property. 
Damage: Rodents have teeth that never stop growing, meaning they must file them down on hard items to keep them maintained. That leads to extensive property damage as they bite common household items and materials. 

A trained expert can spot the signs of rodents quickly and provide you with advice and treatments that will eliminate the problem and offer long-term protection against future infestations. Contact Owyhee Environmental to schedule your inspection today. 

Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage 

No matter what type of rodents you may have to deal with, they can lead to larger issues around your property. Rodents can carry diseases that spread to humans and pets through contamination of household surfaces or direct contact with rodents and their droppings. They can even carry parasites like ticks and fleas, which are pests in their own right and can quickly spread throughout a household. 

We’ve already covered how rodents can lead to property damage, but it’s more than just their teeth you have to worry about. Rodents can claw through building materials like insulation, as well as nest in key ventilation and utility structures that are important for our home’s maintenance and even our direct health. 

These issues demonstrate why rodent prevention is better than having to address ones that have already invaded and might be dug into your property. Turn to Owyhee Environmental to learn how we can protect you from these problems. 

Rodent-Proof Your Home: Essential Steps To Keep Unwanted Guests Away

Instead of reacting to pest problems that have already moved into your home, you should be taking routine pest control steps around your home to reduce your risk of an infestation. 

Here’s how you can prevent rodents in Idaho: 

Food storage: Rodents have powerful noses that can smell when food is left uncovered or in flimsy packaging. Proper food storage can reduce your risk of rodent activity. 
Trash storage: It’s also important to make sure pests can’t get into your trash, which has plenty of scraps for them to subsist on. 
Access points: You should also regularly check for access points or new property damage that might indicate rodents have or are trying to invade. 

Pest control experts can provide more guidance on how to prevent rodents, so contact Owyhee Environmental today. 

Professional Rodent Control: Why Expertise Matters 

Hopefully, all of this demonstrates why turning to local rodent control experts is your best bet for staying protected. Owyhee Environmental can inspect your home and advise you on ways to keep rodents out. If we spot signs of current rodent activity, we can eliminate them quickly and without further impact on your property. 

Contact Owyhee Environmental to deal with rodents in Boise. 

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