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Boise Homeowners' Complete Guide To Effective Rodent Control

November 15, 2022 - Rodents

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Rodent control can be an overwhelming task for Boise homeowners, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. Fortunately, Boise pest control professionals can help keep all rodents far away from your home.

The Types Of Rodents That Commonly Invade Boise Homes

You may see several types of rodents commonly around Boise, and it’s essential to be familiar with these species if you want to recognize a problem quickly. The most common rodents you might see on your Boise property include Norway rats, roof rats, and the house mouse, but other rodents such as squirrels, gophers, and voles may also present infestation problems.

If you are having trouble identifying the culprit behind your rodent invasion problems, don’t hesitate to contact Nature Shield Pest & Lawn for an in-depth inspection.

The Many Problems A Rodent Infestation Can Create In Your Home

Rodents are one of the most destructive pests you can encounter, thanks to their constant chewing and gnawing. Once this critter invades your home, they are likely to gnaw at wood, brick, cinder block, and through utility areas, creating significant and costly property damage. They may also leave nesting materials and wood shavings in wall voids or the other areas they hide in, causing serious messes. 

Most importantly, rodents are incredibly unhygienic to have around your home. All rodents carry serious diseases such as hantavirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, tularemia, and salmonella, among many others. You can contract these diseases via contact with a rodent, contaminated food or surfaces, or, in the case of mice, via droppings that dry up and become airborne.

Rodents also carry parasitic pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. These pests will drop off around your home and start their own infestations, spreading other diseases and causing problems.

Five Easy Yet Effective Rodent Exclusion Tips For Around The House

These effective rodent control tips are easy to implement around your Boise home:

  1. Seal cracks around windows, doors, the foundation, and your home’s roof to keep rodents from invading. Be thorough, as it only takes a hole the size of a quarter to let a rat or mouse inside.
  2. Store leftover food properly and never leave out food and drink spills; easy food access attracts rodents.
  3. Make sure all trash bags are sealed up tightly, and consider using outdoor and indoor trash cans with tight-fitting or lockable lids to prevent rodent scavenging.
  4. Cut down long grasses and overgrown foliage outdoors and remove yard debris to reduce exterior rodent harborage areas.
  5. Declutter interior areas often and ensure stored items are placed in airtight containers to reduce rodent hiding places.

For more information on rodent prevention, contact Nature Shield Pest & Lawn.

Contact The Professionals For Total Rodent Control For Your Home

Contact Nature Shield Pest & Lawn for total rodent control to eliminate rodents around your Boise home. Our team will inspect your property for rodent problem areas and help you out by crafting rodent treatment plans that meet your home’s exact needs. We waste no time getting to work and ensuring the removal of all active rodent infestations and the protection of your home from future rodent invasions.

Contact us at Nature Shield Pest & Lawn today to reclaim your Boise home from this pest and ensure that you stay safe from the many health and safety problems that rodents present to you and your loved ones.