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How to Get Rid of a Rodent Infestation

How to Get Rid of a Rodent Infestation

If you think you may have a rodent problem, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by the National Pest Management Association, one in three homeowners has encountered a rodent in their home in the past year. Infestations are especially common in colder months, since mice are looking for the warmth and shelter that a home provides in winter. It’s important to understand how rodents are entering your home, and then make a plan to get rid of them quickly before the infestation worsens.

How Do Rodents Enter a Home?

There are a variety of ways a rodent can get inside your house, but the most common ways are usually through:

  • cracks in walls and foundations
  • gaps in windows
  • improperly sealed drainage pipes
  • holes around gas or plumbing lines

Mice are able to squeeze through an opening the size of a pencil eraser, so even the smallest gaps must be sealed in order to keep these pests out. A professional rodent exterminator from the Thompson Brothers team can help locate and resolve any potential rodent entry points in your home.

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What Attracts Rodents to a Home?

Mice are lured inside by three main things: food, water and shelter. If they’re able to find these elements in your home, they can nest and multiply rapidly, leading to an infestation that could be difficult to remediate. To help eliminate these rodent resources in your home, make sure to:

  • remove clutter in areas where mice could burrow or nest
  • sweep kitchen floors and wipe countertops daily
  • seal pet food or any other open food containers
  • clean and put away dirty dishes instead of leaving them in a sink overnight
  • check warm areas like a water heater for evidence of nests

Unfortunately, even if you’ve done your best to get rid of potential food sources, a rodent’s appetite isn’t limited to food. They can also feast on cardboard, paper, or even electrical wire. It’s likely that professional intervention will be needed to fully eradicate your rodent infestation.

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What Does Professional Rodent Extermination Consist of?

A Thomson Brothers professional will visit your home to assess the nature of your rodent infestation, and a personalized plan will be created to treat your home. Entry points will be identified and sealed, and an elimination strategy will be implemented, depending on the severity of the infestation. Pricing and treatment time frames will be determined after the initial assessment, and our professionals will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the process.

A rodent infestation can be a serious matter. These pests can chew your furniture, insulation, or wiring, and can potentially carry one of up to 70 transmittable diseases. To ensure your problem is resolved quickly and efficiently, call Thompson Brothers today to arrange a visit and estimate, and we’ll make sure you’re mouse-free permanently.

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