Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents On Your Meridian Property

February 5, 2022

You’ve invested a lot into your Meridian property. Many hours of hard work have been put into your yard and you’ve developed an area you are really proud of. Unfortunately, you are not the only one who gets to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Your garden has been ransacked by critters yet again, and the rice-sized brown droppings you found inside your cabinets are leading you to believe you may have a rodent infestation, both inside and outside. It’s time to get the experts at Owyhee Environmental over to your property to see what we can do about getting rid of this problem.

a house mouse in a cupboard

The Types Of Rodents That Invade Meridian Properties

There are three main types of rodents that will invade Meridian properties: rats, mice, and voles. Rats and mice will try to enter structures on your property through cracks or holes on the exterior. They are also very adept at climbing and jumping. Once they get inside, they will build their nests and begin breeding. A single mouse can have up to 60 babies per year; rats can have up to 24. Voles are small rodents that live in and cause damage to your yards. They have tiny ears, short tails, and rounded snouts; dense black or brown fur covers their chunky, round bodies. They may look cute, but their constantly growing, chisel-like front incisors cause major damage to lawns and landscapes. Unlike rats and mice, voles rarely move indoors. Signs that you may have a vole problem on your Meridian property include:

  • Bark chewed off the trunks of small trees and shrubs
  • Unsightly trails through your lawn as they feed on the grass in the same pathways
  • Holes throughout your yard where they have dug burrows and underground nests

On the rare occasion that voles do move indoors, they can contaminate surfaces with the pathogens they carry, just like their rat and mice brethren, so controlling all of these rodents from wreaking havoc on your property should be a priority.

The Damage And Diseases Rodents Can Cause On Meridian Properties

All types of rodents carry many different diseases along with them in their travels. They can be transmitted to humans through direct handling of live or dead rodents and also from direct contact with rodent urine, feces, or saliva. Diseases rodents carry can also be spread indirectly through fleas, ticks, or mites that have fed on an infected rodent. Rodents can carry:

  • Hantavirus
  • Lassa fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
  • Plague
  • Rabies
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Tularemia

In addition to the diseases rodents carry, they can be a destructive force on your Meridian property. They love to chew on things, including insulation, drywall, wiring in your walls, and fuel lines under the hood of your car, not to mention the damage certain rodents can cause to your lawn and garden.

The Problem With DIY Rodent Control For Meridian Property Owners

Trying to get rid of rodents on your own is no simple task. They multiply quickly and can be dangerous when you come in close contact with them. They are also naturally cautious creatures; unless you are an expert at rodent control, catching them in store-bought traps can be a fruitless endeavor. Even if you catch a few rodents, there are sure to be many more hiding out of sight. The only surefire way to remove rodents in Meridian from your property, whether it is mice, voles, or nasty big rats, is by enlisting the help of an experienced pest control service.

The Safe And Effective Solution To Rodents On Your Meridian Property

When you need to get rid of rodents, give Owyhee Environmental a call. We can usually provide you with a quote for our services right over the phone; this saves you time as we will come to your Meridian property ready to treat the problem. We use smart bait stations connected to our phones through Bluetooth, providing us with information about the rodents' behavior. Using this information, we can make sure we place our bait stations in locations that will yield the most effective results. Our rodent control includes quarterly service visits; by maintaining regular follow-up visits, you can feel confident that rodents in Meridian will no longer be a problem on your property.

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