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The Key To Effective Rodent Control For Raleigh Properties

October 15, 2021

Safety is important to a lot of people. To make sure you stay safe on a day-to-day basis, what are some things you can do? Most people do things like look both ways before crossing the street and waiting until their coffee cools down to take a big sip. Sometimes things that threaten our safety reside out of our view. If rodents are currently infesting your home, for instance, your health could be at risk. Here are some things you should know about these invasive and dangerous creatures and the key to effectively controlling rodents on your Raleigh property.

Why Rodents Invade Homes

If you had nothing and then found a warm place, had an infinite amount of your favorite food and drink and a cozy place to sleep, and all were "free," would you settle in? Probably. Why do we bring this up? Because this is what your home looks like to rodents. Your wall and ceiling voids provide them with places to hide. Your books, fabrics, and insulation are great materials for them to build their nests. Your pantries are full of tasty treats and moisture sources like sinks and bathtubs. The only thing these pests need is a way to get indoors.

Some Reasons Rodents Are Dangerous

Rodents are not just scary to look at; they are also a real threat to human health. The good news is that these furry pests are not aggressive and will not attack you unless they feel directly threatened. The bad news is that they carry harmful disease-causing organisms. Some of these organisms they spread with their fecal droppings and urine. Others are transmitted through other pests that rodents carry like fleas and ticks. Here are just a few of the most common diseases you might contract from having rodents inside your home.

  • Salmonellosis
  • Hantavirus
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • The bubonic plague
  • Murine typhus

How To Eliminate Rodents

There is a small window of opportunity when a homeowner has the chance to get invading rodents out. If rodents in Raleigh have recently invaded your house, the first thing you need to do is purchase some high-quality snap traps. Bait these traps with peanut butter, not cheese, and place them in the backs of your cabinets, pantries, and other areas you suspect rodents are causing trouble. Once you have done this, keep an eye on the traps and safely dispose of any rodents you catch. If you catch a couple of these pests and notice activity drops to nothing inside your home, great! If rodents continue to cause trouble, the infestation is most likely beyond your control, and attempting more control methods will most likely be a waste of money. 

What To Do If Your Home Is Infested

Regardless of how many mice are inside your home, the absolute best way to get them out is by hiring the pest control experts in Raleigh at Southern Pest Solutions, Inc. Our team of highly trained technicians understands pest behavior and can identify any problems inside and around area homes. To make sure the job gets done right every time, we only use advanced pest control strategies and industrial-grade products. If you are unsure how severe your rodent problems are, let us come out and take a look. One of our technicians will look around for signs of rodent activity, and walk you through some options to get these pests out fast.

Call today to further discuss our rodent control services in Raleigh and schedule your property for a visit.