Do you hear scurrying noises coming from your attic or chimney? Is something getting into your food? If you’re worried about a rodent infestation in your home, you need Pro Active Pest Control. Our Lincoln rodent control services will protect your home from all types of rodents.
Common Rodent Species: Identify Rats, Mice And Other Intruders
Some of the most common rodents in Lincoln are rats, mice, and squirrels. Each of these animals can get into homes and cause problems. But how do you know what’s in your house?
Rats and mice can look similar, but there are a few key differences to watch out for. Rats are much bigger and longer-bodied than mice are. Mice are small, usually only a few inches long, and have round bodies. Mice and rats have keen noses and will seek areas where they can easily find food.
Squirrels also occasionally get inside houses, although they are less common invaders than other rodents. They’ll build nests in attics, chimneys, and other areas easily accessed from outside.
With any rodent infestation, you’ll likely hear scratching sounds coming from the walls, attic, or chimney—wherever the animals have taken up residence. You might find gnaw marks, droppings, and damaged food packaging.
Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage
Rodents have strong teeth and claws that they use to build nests and forage for food. They can chew and tear through drywall, furniture, and electrical cables. Rodents like to pull out insulation to nest; this means that a rodent infestation can lead to significant property damage.
Mice, rats, and squirrels also carry many diseases. Mice are known to spread leptospirosis, tularemia, and salmonellosis. Rats can be carriers of rat-bite fever, jaundice, and cowpox virus. They also might bring fleas and ticks into your home. These diseases, and many others, spread because rats and mice get into food. They leave pathogens behind in your food and around your house, which then get transferred to you. Squirrels may bite if they feel threatened, which can lead to the transmission of tularemia and ringworm.
Professional Rodent Control: Why Expertise Matters
With Pro Active Pest Control, you’re getting the best rodent control in the business. We offer a year-round protection plan against rodents in Lincoln. A service visit from Pro Active Pest Control always begins with an inspection to find where the rodents are nesting and how they’re getting inside. Then, a service technician will work with you to create a customized treatment plan.
Our tried-and-true methods of rodent control are safe for home use and will get rodents out of your home as quickly as possible. Call Pro Active Pest Control today to learn more about our rodent control and exclusion options in Lincoln.
Rodent Prevention Tips: How to Keep Your Property Rodent-Free
Once we’ve removed rodents from your home, there are steps you can—and should—take to keep them from coming back. Try these rodent prevention tips to avoid repeat infestations and get rid of rodents for good:
- Cover any holes in the walls of your home. Many rodents can fit into tight spaces and will use these holes to access your house or wall voids.
- Store food in solid containers with lids.
- Dispose of trash properly and use trash cans with animal-proof lids.
- Trim back tree branches so they don’t touch your house, and rodents can’t use them to access your roof.
- Address anything causing excess moisture around your home. Humidity and pooled water can attract rodents.
Rodent infestations are frustrating but treatable. When you work with Pro Active Pest Control, you know you’re getting the best rodent control in Lincoln.