The Key To Successful Rodent Control For Your Eagle Home

a  norway rat inside a home

When it comes to the amount of damage to your house and your health, rodents stand as the undisputed, pound-for-pound champs due to holes in the walls, chewed-up wiring and furniture, a page-long list of contagious diseases, and an unrivaled skill of contaminating everything they come in contact with. Combine that with the ability to squeeze through openings the size of a quarter, run up vertical walls, and chew through a piece of plywood 3/4 of an inch thick, and you have a near-unstoppable peace-destroying machine in a tiny grey furry package.

Let's take a quick look at the different types of rodents you're likely to encounter in your Eagle home, how to get rid of rodents, how to keep rodents away, and, if that doesn't get the job done, how to find quality professional pest control in Eagle.

Types Of Rodents That Commonly Invade Eagle Homes

In our part of Colorado, your home is likely to be invaded by the following rodent species:

  • Deer mice are 2 1/2 to 4 inches long, with brown bodies and white fur on their underside. These little guys are not huge fans of being cooped up in the house and are likely to be found in the woodpiles and clutter in the backyard or in garages, sheds, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • House mice are 2 1/4 to 3/1/2 inches with gray, round bodies and big ears. House mice multiply rapidly and are not as shy as deer mice. Look for them in kitchen cabinets, storage areas, and closets.
  • Norway rats are bigger rodents growing up to 9 inches long with brown fur and white or gray undersides. You won't see them intruding on your home until colder weather strikes, and once inside, these guys prefer the privacy of undisturbed areas in your basement or crawl space.

All rodent species are up to causing serious damage to your house and your health once inside your home.

The Damage And Dangers Rodents Can Create In Your Home

Rats and mice in eagle are a very expensive threat to your house, responsible for millions of dollars in repairs each year. Their front teeth grow continuously, so to keep the length down, they gnaw on everything around them, including house walls and wooden furniture.

Once inside, these Eagle rodents contaminate food with their feces and spread bacteria and other pathogens to food and surfaces in your house. If you have a rodent infestation, you should watch for symptoms of the following illnesses:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat-bite fever,
  • Tularemia
  • Salmonellosis
  • Jaundice
  • Cowpox virus
  • Trichinosis

Rodents also serve as a perfect vehicle to bring parasites like fleas and ticks straight into your home.

The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself Rodent Control

The main problem with taking on DIY pest control is whether you have the experience to identify and treat the particular rodent invading your Eagle home. Rodents are nocturnal and experts at staying out of sight. Identifying them by their droppings or a flittering glance as they scurry through a badly lit basement or crawl space is a difficult task for anyone, and control methods designed for one species will not do much good if it's another infesting your house.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Rodents And Keep Them Out

A trained pest control professional will rely on their experience to quickly identify the invaders you're dealing with and build a rodent control plan that will rid your house of unwelcome rodents and keep them from coming back. If you have a rodent infestation, give RAM Wildlife & Pest Management a call today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Eagle.

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