Indianapolis Rodents

Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Indianapolis. Rodents are notorious for getting into homes where they then create large families. It’s crucial that you get to the rats and mice before this happens.

Indianapolis Rodent Control Services

We already know they’re disgusting, but did you know rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family? It’s true and according to the CDC, Indianapolis rodents can carry the following diseases:

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Prevent them from creating families; call us at (317) 474-6571 right away!

  • Plague
  • South American Arenaviruses
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Salmonellosis

Even if a rat or mouse doesn’t carry a disease, you still have to deal with having them in your home. One fact about rodents to know is that they chew on anything and everything in order to keep their teeth from becoming too long. Indianapolis rodents will often chew on electrical wires and cords or anything they choose. They like to raid your stash of food as well. Rats will chew through anything that stands between them and food. Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food either, which shows you just how determined these pests are.

Now, they don’t have to chew long or create a big hole because they can squeeze through very tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. That is why it is very important that any Indianapolis rodent control measures include locating these gaps and holes that allowed them entry in the first place. This is a service that our Indianapolis rodent control specialists can perform for you.

Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home. Remember that mice are also not restricted to lower areas because they are great climbers which means no location inside your home is safe. The common areas that mice typically gain entrance to a property include:

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The effective solution is to have experts remove the rodents!

  • Lower corners of the attic
  • Around doors
  • Around water pipes
  • Around fireplaces
  • Inside the attic
  • Under kitchen cabinets

Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool. You can keep it in place by caulking the edges. Larger holes can be fixed with metal sheeting, cement, lath metal or screen, or hardware cloth. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. We know this sounds like a lot to do, but don’t worry. Our Indianapolis rodent control experts can get rid of any existing rodent problem and help prevent future ones. Call our rodent experts today at (317) 474-6571 to schedule your appointment.

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