Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Indianapolis and all of Marion County. Rodents are notorious for getting into homes (and other properties) where they then create large families. It’s crucial that you take action against the rats and mice before this happens. We realize this isn’t always easy but regular inspections can be a significant help. Indianapolis Bed Bug Specialists can provide the one-time or ongoing rodent service you need.
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, these unwanted pests can carry the following diseases:
- South American Arenaviruses
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Pest Inspection for Indianapolis Rats & Mice
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. Rodents will chew through anything that stands between them and food. They aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food either, which shows you just how determined these pests are.
We can provide an inspection upon request or we will perform an inspection when you schedule rodent control services. Why? Mice and rats don’t have to chew very long or create a big hole to get inside your property 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 you decide to take 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.
Indianapolis Rodent Prevention
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:
- 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.
Phone Us For Effective Rodent Control in Indianapolis
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 experts today at (317) 474-6571 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about our rodent control process and prevention services.