The Secret To Effective Rodent Control For Boise Homes
January 10, 2022 - Rodents
Do you know why rodents invade homes here in the Boise area? It isn’t because they want to live with you; it’s because they want to live like you. Small rodents like rats and mice love having food and moisture easily available to them. They also love having access to soft bedding materials like fabrics, insulation, and paper. When wild rodents invade our homes, they have no trouble making things feel like home. The only thing that would make things better is if you weren’t living close by. That, of course, is never going to happen. Here is the secret to effective rodent control and how to guard your Boise home against invasive and selfish rodents.
Common Home-Invading Rodents
There are many kinds of rodents that live in and around Boise. Most big rodents like gophers and groundhogs have no interest in invading homes but will occasionally take shelter on our properties. The kinds of rodents you should be most concerned about are mice and rats. These two pests use their sharp teeth and dexterous limbs to invade homes and are pretty intelligent. How intelligent are rodents? Studies have shown that rats and mice can identify dangerous traps and develop ways to avoid them or even trigger them and steal bait without being hurt. All of these things make invasive house rodents a big problem.
The Dangers Rodents Can Bring To Homes
Rodents are not just smart and elusive; they are also incredibly dangerous. Wild rodents like to live in dirty areas and are happy to feed on dead animals, rotting meat, and other filthy things. This type of behavior leaves these pests teeming with bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. Rodents spread disease-causing organisms indoors on their bodies and in their fecal droppings and urine wherever they roam. If you suspect you have a rodent problem inside your home, be careful to clean surfaces often until you address the rodent issue.
Fleas, ticks, and mites often go hand in hand with pests like rodents. These small, dangerous pests hitchhike inside on rodents and then threaten people and pets with harmful diseases they spread through their bites. To protect your pets against fleas and ticks, talk to your veterinarian about abatement products and strategies like flea and tick collars.
Natural And Effective Rodent Prevention Tips
If you have dealt with invasive rodents in the past or are looking for a way to stop these pests before they get into your Boise home, we recommend putting some natural and effective prevention tips in place. Here are a few strategies our experts suggest you try.
- Use some silicone caulk and steel wool to fill in holes and gaps in your foundation.
- Keep your living areas clean and tidy.
- Address moisture buildup and repair leaky pipes and fixtures.
- Store all of your open pantry items and pet food inside airtight containers.
- Take out your trash regularly and make sure garbage cans have clean and have tight-fitting lids.
The Most Effective Rodent Control For Boise Homes
There is no easier way to get rid of rodents than to hire a professional. At Nature Shield Pest & Lawn, we offer comprehensive service options to help members of our community find freedom from dangerous and destructive pests like rodents. If you suspect these furry critters are causing trouble inside your home, let our team come out and perform a detailed inspection. We will identify the problem and work fast to remove rodents from your home and property.
Call us today to learn more about our gopher & vole control or to get a quote for your Boise home.