Winter is coming.
As the colder months are upon us, little furry rascals are making their way inside. As Oregon-based exterminators, we see many cases of mice and rat infestations. Wildlife specialists are even saying that 2018 is going to be a bad year for rats in Oregon. Our job is using all natural means to eliminate these pests and keep your home rodent free. Read on for facts on rats and mice, how they can affect your home and how we can exterminate them.
Home Prevention Tactics for Rodents
The cold is enough incentive for rodents to make their way into your home. Since they’re so small, they’re able to squeeze through tiny spaces. This is why it is important to check the perimeter of your home. Check windows, garage doors, screen doors, siding etc. Is there anything that looks like a potential entry point? Patch it up! We also always advise that homeowners keep food properly stored. Mice and rats are notorious for being attracted to leftovers, improperly sealed garbage and even dog food.
As for home eradication, it becomes complicated. Rat traps only work for a time if they work at all because rodents are incredibly intelligent. If they see poison in action or if something makes them sick, they won’t go near it again. Early detection and action is vital since their ability to multiple quickly is astounding. For more information on rats click here.
Rodent’s Effects on Homes and Families
It’s true that rodents carry diseases, most notoriously the bubonic plague. While this is not of highest concern in our day, there or other health concerns of which to be aware. The presence of rats and mice in your home may raise the symptoms of allergies and asthma, especially in small children. Beyond health risks, the damage to property can become extensive. Rodents love destroying electrical wires, chewing through the walls, and leaving droppings everywhere they go. These droppings are a health hazard as well.
How to Eliminate Rats and Mice
While you can try the route of traps and poison, it isn’t something that we advise. As an eco-friendly exterminator that serves the Eugene, Roseburg and Medford areas, All Natural Pest Elimination takes a safer route. We make an assessment of your home and the infestation at hand then get to work on a plan of action. We come up with exclusion methods as well a baiting and trapping. We’re all about eliminating pests but we also want to make prevention a priority. No matter what, our methodology is safe for your family and the environment.