Brace yourself, because we are about to share some information that might just shock you. Are you ready? You do not have to live with rodents. Now, this might not seem that amazing, but if you knew all of the problems these furry invaders cause, you would be ecstatic. The question is, what is the best way to keep rodents out of your Mobile home? Is professional pest control the only option you have? Here are a few things to consider when it comes to dealing with rodents in your home.
Common Rodents In Mobile, AL
Mice, rats, and squirrels are the three most common rodents around Mobile. Of these three, mice and rats are much more likely to invade your house. These invasive pests are known worldwide for their intelligence and adept skills when it comes to invading homes. What makes mice and rats so good at invading? For one, they can squeeze through gaps, cracks, and openings that seem impossible to fit through. A house mouse only needs a space the size of a nickel to wriggle itself inside. On top of their contortionist abilities, rodents are avid chewers. Using their sharp and strong front incisor teeth, mice and rats gnaw their way through wood, plastic, plaster, and even aluminum sheeting.
Problems Rodents Cause
Rodents are not just annoying pests; they are also extremely dangerous and destructive. While spending most of their lives either in their own filth or the filth of others, rodents pick up various disease-causing organisms. They spread these organisms throughout the homes they infest and threaten sickness to people and pets they directly and indirectly encounter. In addition to spreading diseases, rodents also cause damage with their sharp, front incisor teeth. Beyond the unsightly holes they leave in walls, mice and rats have also been known to sever electrical wires within walls and chew holes into utility pipes. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how this type of behavior could be problematic.
Ways People Prevent Rodents
Rodents are tricky pests to keep out. Traditional pest control measures often fall short due to their intelligence, sharp teeth, and agility. If you cannot afford professional rodent control, we recommend using these following steps to reduce your chances of a rodent infestation:
- Seal gaps and cracks in the exterior of your home using a caulking gun and some steel wool.
- Make sure all of your door sweeps are installed properly.
- Eliminate clutter and debris from around your property.
- Fill in any holes in your yard.
- Repair damage to your home’s roofline and roof.
- Invest in rodent-proof chimney caps.
The Benefits Of Professional Rodent Control
When it comes to eliminating and preventing rodents, half the battle is the equipment. Because it is a professionals job to handle rodent problems, they buy industrial-grade equipment. This equipment is vital to solving problems fast and it's impractical and uneconomic for homeowners to buy for their own personal use. Even if you can afford this high-end equipment, you need to know how to use it. Professionals know where to place traps, what baits to use, and how to implement rodent exclusion tactics around homes.
At EnSec, we pride ourselves on our high quality rodent exclusion and elimination services. If you're worried about rodents invading your home or are having trouble dealing with a current infestation, let our team help. We'll implement fast-working and targeted rodent control designed to get and keep furry pests out of your home quickly.
Reach out to our team to learn more about our rodent control or schedule your home for a service visit. Find out more about our home pest control and lawn care services.