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What Rodents Have Entered Your Home?
Our service area is home to many rats, mice, and rodents. They can impact homes and businesses throughout Honolulu. Although there are several species in our service area, the two most common are house mice and deer mice. While these rodents are similar, there are some differences between them. The house mouse is small with little hair. It’ll have a pointed black nose, large ears, and protruding eyes. Most house mice are light brown or black with a gray stomach. This mouse’s droppings are black and musty.
You may also encounter deer mice and other rodents. The deer mouse is bi-colored. Usually, it has white feet, a white stomach, and a white underside. The upper part is brown. These mice have long tails and they’ll leave droppings all over your home. Those droppings will be smooth and black.
Identifying A Rodent Infestations
To identify a rodent infestation, look for the following things.
- Search your home for rodent droppings
- Check for rodent nests. They’re normally made of grass, twigs, and household materials
- Look at your home and food containers to see if they have gnaws
- Listen to see if you can hear mice feet scurrying around your home
Rodent Droppings Appearance
One way to confirm a rodent infestation is by identifying the pest’s droppings. Finding their droppings will be easy because these pests will leave droppings everywhere. They’re normally black and may range in size from 3 to 6 millimeters. They have a granular shape so many people say they look like a grain of rice. If you’ve found rodent droppings in your home, you have a problem.
What Causes Rodents?
When it comes to rodent infestations, you were either in the wrong place at the wrong time or you didn’t clean your home thoroughly. Rodents try to enter dwellings because they’re searching for shelter, food, and water. They can sneak into homes using small holes, gaps, and holes. If your home has gaps, rodents will find a way inside.
Are Rodents Dangerous?
A rodent infestation comes with various risks. First and foremost, they’re going to leave urine and feces throughout your home. More importantly, these pests can spread dangerous diseases, including Hantavirus, Lassa Fever, Rat-Bite Fever, and more. These illnesses can be deadly so you need to tackle this problem as quickly as possible. Finally, rodents can destroy your home. They’ll chew on electrical wires and that can increase the likelihood that you’re going to have a house fire soon.
For the sake of your health, your loved ones, and your pets, get rid of rodents as quickly as possible.
Rodent Infestation Dangers
- Rodents can contaminate your food source with their urine and droppings
- They can spread dangerous diseases, including salmonella and Hantavirus
- They’ll damage your assets and home
- When they chew on electric wires, the risk of fire is very high
Getting Rid Of Rodents
Dealing with rodents is much different than dealing with ants and roaches. Rodents are larger so they’ll be harder to deal with. Can you deal with a rodent’s corpse once you’ve exterminated them? Certain techniques can kill rodents, but you’ll need to clean up the mess after that. If you can’t handle that, hire a professional exterminator. Our experts have trained thoroughly so we know how to tackle the problem swiftly and safely.
When Can Your Extermination Begin?
Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly exterminators today. We’re eager to begin helping you so we’ll respond within 24 to 48 hours.
Are Your Rodent Treatments Safe?
We know that you’re worried about harming the environment and hurting your loved ones. We understand this wholeheartedly and want to help. Our firm strives to use natural baits and products when possible. We try to avoid conventional materials unless they’re necessary. We use EPA-registered products to guarantee your safety.
Can I Stop Rodents From Entering My Home?
Preventing a future rodent problem won’t be easy, but there are things you can do. You can take steps to pest-proof your home and keep these pests outside. We recommend using rodent-proofing products around your doorways to prevent these pests from sneaking into your home. If you have any holes in your exterior walls, you need to seal them immediately. Furthermore, keep your grass mowed so the mice and rats won’t have a hiding place outside. Finally, it is pertinent to keep your home clean and tidy.
Having proper housekeeping activities will make a big difference. Below, you’ll find tips for preventing future rodent infestation.
- Deal with gaps and holes that rodents can use to sneak into your home
- Your trash needs to be taken out regularly and stored in secure bins
- All food in your home needs to be stored in airtight containers
- Deal with spills and messes immediately