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Rodent Infestations: Signs, Prevention and Removal

Rodent Infestations: Identifying, Prevention and Removal

Guide To Rodent Infestations

Rodent infestations often leave New Hampshire homeowners paying for costly repairs and replacements. Even worse, they can transfer diseases to humans.

Whether you have a severe rodent problem or have seen a few signs of mice, the following guide can help. It will cover signs to look for, prevention methods, and removal options.

Read on and learn how to protect your home and wallet from all rodents, big and small!

Signs of Rodent Infestations

Most rodents found in Merrimack, Manchester, Nashua, and surrounding New Hampshire areas leave undeniable signs of arrival. It usually starts with strange noises at night when the rodents get active.

You also might start seeing little footprints in dusty areas or find droppings. Droppings are the clearest sign of infestation, usually around baseboards and cupboards. Small droppings around a quarter inch long usually indicate a mouse problem.

Other signs include holes in food packaging and nesting materials like shredded paper. Infestations often come with an unpleasant musky odor. Your pets might pick up on the scent and start acting strange.

Rodent Prevention

Sealing up your home is essential so rodents cannot find a way to get inside. Ensure there aren’t any cracks or gaps around windows, doors, and vents. Trim any trees hanging over your home so rodents can’t access your roof.

Get rid of any debris or trash in your yard so you don’t attract rodents with a safe habitat. It would be best if you also tried to plant shrubs and bushes at least 3 feet away from your home.

If you have a garden or fruit trees, you might accidentally create a buffet for rodents! Always pick up any dropped fruit and vegetables from the ground and prune back branches to eliminate rodent hideouts.

Try planting mint around your property because rats and mice don’t like the smell of it.

Even getting a cat can help prevent rodent infestations and the need to call rodent control services.

Rodent Removal

Traps are the most common way to remove rodents before things get out of control. Snap, sticky, and electric traps can sometimes take care of mild to moderate rodent infestations.

Remember that the traps mentioned above might not work on larger rodents. For example, rats usually require bigger snap traps, stronger electric traps, or cages.

The most effective way to get rid of pesky rodents quickly and permanently is to hire an experienced professional to do the job. They’ll use the most effective removal methods and the safest products to stop rodents and prevent damage to your home.

Protect Your Home and Commercial Property From Rodents

Remember this guide, keep your eyes open for signs of rodents, and remember our prevention tips. You can contact us at Garfield Pest Control for a free estimate if you need a helping hand with your rodent problem.

Our technicians are state-certified and licensed, and they only use EPA-registered materials. Our family-owned business is the best choice for pest control in New Hampshire, and we always provide a fast response time!