The Most Effective Rodent Control Solution For Your Boise Home

September 16, 2022

The only reason you should live with rodents is if you adopt one. Pet rodents can provide lots of entertainment and are great starter pets for individuals who need furry friends. Wild rodents are a whole different story. They love invading homes in our area and causing serious problems indoors. If you want to avoid a rodent problem in Boise, here are some things you should know about rodent control, including some methods to keep these pests out of your living areas. To talk to a professional about rodent control, reach out to our team at Owyhee Environmental. We will show you what pest control in Boise could look like for your home and find a quick solution for your rodent problems.

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The Types Of Rodents That Commonly Invade Boise Homes

Boise is home to more than a couple types of rodents. Because many species living in our area have no interest in invading your home, we will today focus on three specific rodents that do commonly invade — mice, rats, and squirrels. These three furry pests regularly break into area homes to find food, water, and shelter. Squirrels are the least common of the three, as their diet is limited to fruits, berries, and nuts which they mostly find outdoors. Rats and mice will eat just about anything and have no problem staying well-fed and comfortable inside your house. The question is, how is it they get indoors? Most often, they sneak in through damage in a foundation, unsealed or opened window/doors, or utility pipes or vents. We will talk about how to address these potential entry points in just a bit. 

The Many Problems A Rodent Infestation Can Create In Your Home

Rodents are not just scary; many serious problems go hand-in-hand with an infestation. For one, rodents spread harmful diseases and pathogens. The two most common kinds of rodents that invade homes in Boise, mice and rats, spread salmonellosis, hantavirus, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. They spread these sicknesses off their dirty bodies and through their fecal droppings and urine. Another problem rodents cause comes with the way they chew on things constantly. A mouse or rat will use its strong and sharp teeth to gnaw holes through walls, nibble into storage and food boxes, damage furniture legs, and even sever electrical wires inside walls. We do not have to tell you why this type of behavior is bad.

Five Easy Yet Effective Rodent Exclusion Tips For Around The House

If you don’t want to find rodents inside your home, you need to implement some exclusion tips. Here are five tips and tricks to try today:

  1. Use some silicone caulk and a caulking gun to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
  2. Make sure your doors and windows are in good repair.
  3. Repair and replace damaged screens.
  4. Install metal screens over out spouts and unprotected vents.
  5. Make sure your chimney has a rodent-proof cap.

For more help to keep rodents out or deal with an existing infestation, hire the experts at Owyhee Environmental. 

Contact The Professionals For Total Rodent Control For Your Home

The best form of rodent control comes from a pest control specialist. For amazing services at an affordable rate, turn to the experts at Owyhee Environmental. We understand pest control in Boise and have everything needed to remove and keep rodents out of your living areas.

Call now and schedule your Boise home for a service visit. We will find where rodents are hiding in your home and give them the boot fast.

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