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What Rodent Do I Have?
The world is home to many species of rodents. If you’re worried about mice entering your home, you need to realize that you’ll likely deal with one or two species. In Ohio, the most common mice include the house mouse and deer mouse. Both are problematic, so you’ll want to learn as much as you can about both. The house mouse is a small, almost hairless rodent that has a black, pointed nose. In terms of color, they’re either light brown or black. Their bellies are often gray or buff. House mouse droppings are black and release a musty odor.
A deer mouse is a bi-colored mouse with white feet. The deer mouse is mostly white except for its upper back and head which are usually brown. They have long tails that are sometimes longer than their head and body combined. Their droppings are black and smooth. The droppings have pointed ends.
Signs You Have A Rodent Infestation
- You’ve found rodent droppings in your home
- You have found small rodent nests made of twigs, grass, and other household materials
- You’ve found claw and gnaw marks in your home
- You can head the rodents walking through your walls.
Identifying Mouse Droppings
You’ll want to identify the rodent infestation as quickly as possible. Make sure you know what mouse droppings look like. Once you’ve found mouse droppings in your home, you can begin tackling this problem immediately. Just remember that the droppings will depend on the rodent species. Most droppings are black between 3 and 6 millimeters in length. Rat droppings often look like grains of rice.
What Causes Rodent Infestations?
Ultimately, rodent infestations are caused by a handful of problems. Rodents will do whatever they must to survive. This means that they’re going to hunt for food and search for shelter. They’ll do whatever they must to protect themselves. Rodents can enter your home through small gaps, cracks, and holes.
Are Rodents Dangerous?
Rodents are dangerous. As soon as you identify a rodent infestation, you need to act. You cannot let rodents ransack your home, because they can cause numerous problems. Rodents can destroy your property and make you sick. Rodents will spread diseases to you and your loved ones. Rodents can transmit various diseases including Hantavirus, Lassa Fever, Rat-Bite Fever, and others. Furthermore, they can spread fleas and ticks to your precious pets. If you care about your loved ones and want to protect your home, you need to get rid of rodents immediately.
Rodent Infestation Dangers
- They will contaminate surfaces and food with their urine and droppings
- Rodents can spread various diseases, including salmonellosis, Hantavirus, and swine dysentery
- They will destroy your home
- They chew electrical wires and increase the risk of an electrical fire
Getting Rid Of Mice & Other Rodents
Get rid of rodents as quickly as possible. Just remember that this won’t be easy. If you have the stomach for it, you might be able to get rid of rodents using DIY products. Otherwise, you need to contact a professional exterminator.
How Soon Can You Begin?
Contact us to schedule an appointment. Once you’ve done that, you shouldn’t need to wait more than 24 to 48 hours for us to respond.
Are The Treatments Safe?
We work diligently to provide our clients with safer solutions. When you work with us, you can rest assured knowing we’ll use products that do not pose dangers to humans or pets. Our EPA-registered products are designed to protect everyone involved.
Can I Stop Rodent Infestations?
Unfortunately, it is difficult to keep rodents outside of your home. Once they’ve decided that your home is a good target, rodents are going to find a way inside. Our company can help. We can install rodent-proofing materials around your home to keep them out. We’ll help you seal holes of various sizes since rodents could use them to enter. You’ll also want to cut your grass and properly store your food.
- Make sure all cracks, holes, and gaps are properly sealed
- Take your trash out more often
- Keep your trash in secured bins
- All food should be kept in airtight containers
- Deal with spills and messes immediately