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How To Get Rid Of Rodents In Your Souderton Home

Types Of Rodents

There may be plenty of great things about living in Souderton, but rodents aren’t one of them. For local residents, you’re most likely to run into the following types of rodents:

  • House mice: As their name suggests, house mice have a preference for living inside, and you can usually recognize them by their cream-colored bellies, beady eyes, and large, hairy ears.

  • Deer mice: Even though they may prefer the outdoors, deer mice can quickly become accustomed to indoor living. They have dark fur and lighter bellies and, if you include their long tails, can grow up to seven inches.

  • Roof rats: Because of their great climbing skills, roof rats regularly live and hang out in trees, but they may scurry across your roof or enter through your attic. From nose to tail, roof rats can grow up to eighteen inches long.

  • Norway rats: Norway inches have larger, rounder bodies than roof rats, and use low pathways to gain access to your home.

  • Squirrels: While squirrel infestations aren’t as common, they can still happen. With bushy tails and beady eyes, squirrels may jump through windows to nest in basements or attics.

many mice eating cereal in a pantry

Every rodent listed above is far from harmless. Mice and rats are known to spread dangerous diseases like tularemia and hantavirus, while squirrels can cause plenty of property damage by chewing through wires and structural materials. 

Whether you’ve got squirrels, deer mice, or roof rats, it’s important to know how to get rid of rodents that may try to invade your Souderton home. Here’s what you should know about why rodents come inside, why they’re so difficult to get rid of, and how you can prevent rodents in the future.

Why & How Do Rodents Get Inside Souderton Homes?

Most rodents venture indoors because they’re looking for the same three things: food, water, and a warm place to wait out the winter. Their dependence on humans isn’t new - rodents like house mice and roof rats have been dependent for centuries. Rodents use their sensitive noses to sniff out food and water, and once they’ve found a home, they’ll use tiny gaps and holes in the foundation or walls to get inside.

Unfortunately, most rodents don’t need a large opening to get inside. Mice, for instance, can crawl through a gap that’s the size of a pen, while rats only need a hole as big as a quarter. Even squirrels, who prefer to hop or jump through open windows, can crawl through cracks that are 1½ inches wide.

Why Are Rodents So Difficult To Get Rid Of?

Once they’ve decided to make your home into theirs, rodents are far from easy to get out of your house. There’s a couple of reasons for this. Not only do most rodents, like mice and rats, reproduce quickly, but they’re also great at hiding. These pests are small enough to hide inside walls and wall voids, so rodent infestations can go unnoticed for weeks or months as their population grows.

As dangerous as they can be for your family and home, you shouldn’t risk removing rodents on your own. The safest (and most effective) way to deal with rodents is by enlisting the professional home pest control service of Moyer Pest Control. If you have reason to suspect a rodent infestation in your home, there’s only one thing to do – call us today at Moyer Pest Control for more information about how our rodent control services work.

How To Prevent Rodent Infestations

Professional help from Moyer Pest Control is the safest way to deal with existing rodent infestations, but there are things you can do on your own to prevent future problems, such as:

  • Keep leftovers and food products tightly sealed and packaged to prevent rodents from smelling them.

  • Wash dirty dishes regularly and don’t leave them sitting in your sink overnight.

  • Use a rodent-proof material, like steel wool, to cover up any gaps or holes in your walls and foundation.

  • Regularly empty garbage cans and make sure they’re tightly sealed if there’s waste inside.

  • Replace ripped or torn window and door screens as soon as you notice them.

  • Trim back any low-hanging tree branches near your home.

  • Fix drainage or moisture issues around your property as soon as possible.

  • Use recurring professional guidance to ensure you don’t have rodents and for advice on how to better rodent-proof your home.

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