Even more dangerous than many bugs, a rodent infestation in your living space is nothing to ignore. Rodents can quickly make your home unsanitary and damage everything you’ve worked so hard to build.
At Action Termite & Pest Control, we believe the only way to deal with a rodent problem is thoroughly and completely. Our approach to home rodent control in West Palm Beach involves determining the scope of the infestation, resolving it, preventing any other rodents from coming in and continually monitoring your home to make sure the problem hasn’t returned.
How to Tell if You Have a Rodent Issue
How do you know if you have a rodent problem? There are many signs to look for that can immediately alert you to the need for rodent control in the West Palm Beach area. Some of the most common include:
- Small claw marks and scrapes on wood, signaling the presence or rodents.
- Rodent droppings in dark corners or along the baseboards of your home.
- Evidence of chewing in your pantry, cupboards or anywhere else food is stored.
- Squeaks and skittering noises coming from behind walls or ceilings.
- Pets acting strangely and paying more attention to walls or certain areas of the home.
Just because you don’t see them, doesn’t mean rodents aren’t there! In fact, it’s estimated that for every rodent you do see, there are four more you don’t. This means that as soon as you spot a rodent in your home, the infestation has likely grown larger than you might imagine.
How can you keep rats and mice out of your home? The simplest way is to keep a clean home! Rodents love trash and garbage, as well as general mess. Cleaning up will make your home unappealing for habitation.
Also smart is to make sure there are no ways of ingress into your home from the outside. Holes or cracks in the siding or around masonry are the most common entry points for infestation. Keep your home well-sealed and you’ll keep rodents outside, where they belong.
Finally, the best thing you can do is to call Action Termite & Pest Control Inc. for routine inspections, even if there’s no true sign of rats or mice in your home. Getting a checkup annually is a great way to stop a rodent infestation before it even begins.