The Best Way To Deal With Rodents In Your Maysville Home

11/13/2020


house mouse in a kitchen eating food

While there are many different pests in Maysville, Ohio, rodents are some of the most prevalent. Both mice and rats are common problems for homeowners in the area, and they are a much bigger problem than you might realize.

Both of these species can cause property damage and also pose significant health risks. They are both also very invasive and difficult to remove. Luckily, it’s rare to have an infestation of both at the same time, so it can be useful to know how to tell these two species apart.

Here is a brief guide to help you identify mice and rats:

Mice are smaller than rats and only grow to be about 2-4 inches long However, it’s possible to mistake a baby rat for a mouse. Mice are a brown-grey color with cream-colored underbellies, and their faces are a triangular shape. They have long tails and large ears.

Rats are larger than mice and can reach up to 8-12 inches long. They are typically brown-grey to black in color, and their faces are blunter in shape. They have shorter, scaly tails and smaller ears.

The Risks Of A Rodent Infestation

Rodents might not be that large, but they are a huge problem if they get inside your home. They constantly gnaw on a wide range of materials which means they can ruin anything from electrical wires to plumbing.

However, the real risk of rodents is the health problems they can cause. These pests can spread many diseases including hantavirus and salmonellosis, and they can also carry parasites such as fleas which can spread even more diseases. And, mice and rats can cause respiratory issues and allergy problems.

Because of all of these risks, it’s important to know the signs of a rodent infestation so you can address it as quickly as possible.

Here are the four most common signs you have rodents in your house:

  1. Rodent droppings in cupboards and under sinks
  2. Nesting materials such as shredded paper and fabric around walls and cabinets
  3. Small holes that look like they have been chewed open
  4. A stale, musty odor coming from hidden places that you haven’t noticed before

Can You Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Own?

Many homeowners think that getting rid of rodents on their own is an easy, safe, and effective way to do so, and they also assume that DIY methods will save money. However, this is rarely true.

Most of these measures just don’t work very well at all, and some products, such as bait, can be dangerous especially for pets and young children. In the end, you’ll spend a lot more money buying items than you’d think because you have to purchase more and more as the rodents keep coming back. While traps might catch a few mice or rats, they won’t get rid of the entire problem.

The only truly effective way to remove both mice and rats is with professional pest control assistance.

How To Get Rid Of Rodents Safely

Instead of wasting your time and money and using potentially dangerous products, let the experts at Ohio Pest Control eradicate any rodent problems. With over 55 years of experience, our technicians can also offer ongoing residential pest control to keep rodents from ever getting inside your home. Get started today by giving us a call to book your inspection!




 

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