Why Do I Have a Rodent Problem?
Simply put, if there is food, they will come, and the “they” we are referring to are rodents. Nothing is more attractive to rodents than a consistent source of food. Our outdoor spaces often offer rodents plenty of foraging options, including trash cans, pet food, outdoor eating areas, gardens, and compost containers.
Properties with lots of shelter for rodents to hide are also desirable to these furry intruders. Yard clutter, fallen trees, dense vegetation, and spaces under decks, foundations, and patios all make great hideouts for rodents.
Where Will I Find Rodents?
Preferring to stay out of sight of people and predators, rodents choose to nest in quiet, less-traveled areas of a yard or home. Inside, rodents often live in basements, attics, wall voids, behind large appliances, and the back of cabinets.
If rodents have found a way into your home, they leave behind signs of their presence. Knowing the signs of a rodent infestation is essential so you can get help to eliminate these pests from your property as quickly as possible.
Some of the most common signs of a rodent problem include:
- Holes or gnaw marks on fruits and vegetables in garden areas.
- Holes or bite marks on boxes and food containers.
- Hearing running or scratching sounds behind walls or above ceilings.
- Finding droppings (dark, rice-like in shape) on floors, in drawers, or cabinets.
How Do I Get Rid of Rodents?
If you are looking for a long-term solution to your rodent problem, reach out to the professionals at BHB Pest Elimination. Dedicated to maintaining pest-free properties, our professionals work closely with our customers to meet their unique pest control needs. Our professionals will provide the services necessary to get rid of the current rodent problems and stop them from returning. We are committed to not just controlling rodents but eliminating them! If you would like to learn more about our rodent control services, call us at BHB Pest Elimination today.
How Can I Prevent Rodents in the Future?
- Limit eating to kitchen and dining areas in your home.
- Store food in plastic containers with sealing lids or in the fridge.
- Pick up leftover pet food.
- Rodent-proof the exterior of your structure, sealing any spaces you find.
- Get rid of water sources by repairing leaky pipes, hoses, and clogged gutters.
- Eliminate clutter and debris from both inside and outside of your home.