Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, during the winter months you might occasionally find some unwanted pests inside your home or commercial building. You are likely familiar with damage that rodents cause to structures and health issues they can pose if not taken care of quickly and efficiently. Scout Pest Control is your rodent control expert in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Here is everything you need to know about rodents that enter your home and your options for rodent pest control.
Entry Points For Rodents
The first step in preventing rodents from entering your home or building, is to eliminate any entry points they may have. These entry points include overhanging trees or branches, holes or cracks in exterior walls, windows and doors, basements and crawl spaces and HVAC vents are just a few of the most common entry points. It’s important to do a thorough inspection around the edge of your home and inside the basement and attics to ensure there are no holes, cracks, or openings perfect for rodents to enter. If you do find anything, then quickly fixing the holes or cracks is your best bet for preventing rodents.
Damage Rodents Can Cause If Not Treated
Rodents can cause damage to your property’s structure and pose a threat for bringing disease and bacteria into your home. They can contaminate food sources, leave droppings behind, and chew on wires, insulation, and wood inside your home. Costly repairs that you don’t want to have to make. If you suspect that you may have a rodent or multiple in your home, it is best to seek professional help immediately
Signs That You May Have A Rodent Problem
For mice or rats, you will likely see droppings before you notice any other signs. Other signs include hearing scratching in your walls, seeing claw or bite marks on wood, or in worst circumstances, electrical damage and damage to wires. If you suspect your have a rodent, but aren’t sure where, or haven’t seen them physically, it’s best to seek a professional and take care of the problem quickly before further damage can be caused.
How Scout Pest Control Can Help
At Scout Pest Control, we offer various methods for rodent control in Huntsville, Madison and Athens, Alabama. We have various traps depending on the size and type of rodent, and the severity of the problem. Other methods include baiting and organic baiting for customers that are concerned about secondary poisoning. Give us a call to discuss pricing and your options for rodent control.