Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Harrison Property


Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Harrison Property

Rodents are common home intruders, especially as the temperatures outside get cooler. Fall and winter tend to send these pests searching for warm shelter, food, and water, and they have come to associate all of these creature comforts with humans. These pests are experts at finding a way into the house, squeezing through holes so small it seems impossible they would fit. 

Whether you are currently dealing with a rodent invasion or looking to prevent one, this article is for you. We'll describe the most common rodents that invade homes in our area, their risks, and some tips to help keep your property rodent-free. Continue reading to learn how to achieve successful pest control in Harrison with the pros from 1 Stop Pest Control.

Common Rodent Species: Identify Rats, Mice, And Other Intruders

Commensal rodents are the most likely intruders when people have an infestation. These rodents are comfortable living around people, although they try to avoid detection. The following list describes the most common rodents we find invading Harrison homes:

  • House mice have round bodies between 2 and 4 inches long, are dusty gray with cream-colored undersides, and have large ears and a pointed muzzle.

  • Norway rats are long, heavily bodied, and between 7 and 9 1/2 inches long, with coarse brown hair, a blunt muzzle, and small eyes and ears.

  • Roof rats have long, thin bodies between 6 and 8 inches long, soft brown fur intermixed with black, and large eyes and ears.

House mice are the most common intruders among commensal rodents, but all three species will make your house their home if they can. It is time to take action if you notice signs like droppings, torn food packaging, or strange sounds and odors in the house. Contact us today at 1 Stop Pest Control for assistance in eradicating these rodents from your home.

Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage

Of all the pests that invade homes, a rodent infestation is one of the riskiest because of the health problems and property damage they can cause. They spread diseases, including rat-bite fever, jaundice, tularemia, and salmonellosis, and often carry fleas and ticks that also spread illness. Rodent droppings and urine can also cause year-round allergy symptoms and asthma attacks.

Property damage from rodents can be extensive and costly. These pests will gnaw through walls, pipes, and electrical wiring, creating a fire hazard. Contact us today at 1 Stop Pest Control to help remove these troublesome pests and protect your family from their risks.

Rodent Prevention Tips: How to Keep Your Property Rodent-Free

Considering all the risks, keeping these Harrison pests out of your house is crucial.

Here are some of our most effective rodent prevention tips:

  • Seal holes or gaps on your home's exterior larger than 1/4 of an inch.

  • Store firewood and debris piles at least 20 feet away from the house.

  • Store trash in containers with tight-fitting lids. 

  • Store food in airtight, pest-proof containers.

  • Keep your home and storage areas clean and dry.

1 Stop Pest Control offers rodent control services to help you get rid of these pests and prevent another infestation. Contact us today with any questions or to learn more about our services.

Professional Rodent Extermination: Seek Expert Help

Professional rodent extermination is the safest and most effective way to eliminate dangerous rats and mice and prevent them from returning. Contact us today at 1 Stop Pest Control to get a quote and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Harrison.