A Guide To Complete Rodent Control For Arlington Homeowners
December 15, 2022
Are you seeing shadowing figures dart around the corners of your home or hearing strange noises from inside the walls while you’re trying to sleep? If this sounds familiar, you may have a rodent problem in your home.
All Seasons Pest Control is here to help you with all your pest problems, including rodents. We have over 25 years of experience in Arlington pest control. Our extensively trained and fully certified technicians take pride in providing high-quality services at fair prices. If you suspect that you may be dealing with mice or rats, check out our guide on preventing or controlling rodents in Arlington, or call us today to see what we can do for you!
What Do House Rodents Typically Look Like?
Rodents are everywhere in Arlington. While most species of rodents prefer to stay outdoors, a few species are known to come inside. Here are three rodents you’ll find inside your home and how to identify them:
- Norway Rat: Norway rats are brown with white underbellies and can reach almost 10” in length. They are thick-bodied rodents with blunt muzzles.
- Roof Rat: Roof rats are smaller than Norway rats and are usually darker. They are thin rats that can reach 8” long. They are excellent climbers and are usually found in the upper portion of houses.
- House Mouse: House mice are smaller than rats and have round bodies. They typically have gray fur with a cream underbelly. They are roughly 2 ½” to 3 ¾” in length, not including their tails.
If you see any of these pests in your home, you likely have a rodent infestation and should reach out to a professional for assistance.
How Dangerous Is It To Have Rodents In My House?
At first glance, rodents may not seem like a big problem. They have cute little ears, fuzzy noses, and whiskers that make them look more like a pet than a pest. While they may look unthreatening, rodents are dangerous and can carry diseases like hantavirus, salmonella, tularemia, and the bubonic plague.
To make matters worse, mice and rats can also damage your home and everything inside it. These destructive rodents can gnaw through wood, wallpaper, floors, pipes, and even live electrical wires, potentially causing floods or fires in your home.
How Rodents Find Their Way Into Your Home
Rodents are incredibly resourceful pests and will do just about anything to access the food, water, and shelter they need to survive. In many cases, these resources are found inside your home, meaning rodents will try to sneak into your home using any means necessary.
All it takes for a mouse or rat to get into your home is a tiny crack. Mice can slip through a hole no bigger than a dime or a crack no wider than a pencil. Rats are slightly larger pests but don’t need much more space. Rats can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter and are adapted to slide through horizontal cracks like the gap in door thresholds.
Contact The Professionals For Total Rodent Control For Your Home
Due to how dangerous and destructive rodents can be, you’ll want them out of your home as quickly as possible. If you are seeing signs of rodents around your home, don’t waste time and money trying to eliminate them on your own. Instead, call All Seasons Pest Control today for professional rodent control in Arlington.
We will inspect your home to identify any harborage areas or signs of rodent activity. Once we find where rodents are hiding, we will deploy bait stations and traps, ensuring they are not accessible to children and pets.
A short time after our initial visit, we’ll return to your property to check the traps and remove any rodents that were caught. We’ll continue to return until all the rodents in your home are eliminated, so you and your family can enjoy life without worrying about dangerous and destructive rodents.