The Secret To Effective Rodent Control For Folsom, CA Properties

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It is common knowledge that rodents are a big problem when allowed to roam freely through homes. Even a pet rodent would be an issue if it were let out of its cage. Keeping this in mind, you do not have to tolerate these furry pests crawling around inside your home. There are ways to get and keep these invaders outside where they belong. To help you do this around your Folsom property, here is a secret you should know, as well as some facts about area rodents.

What Rodents Invade Properties In Folsom?

Several different species of rodents call Folsom their home. Not all are known for invading properties. The three you are most likely to find indoors are roof rats, Norway rats, and house mice. Unlike many other area rodents, these three pests prefer living indoors over roughing it outdoors. This is because our properties offer them everything they could ever need to survive and thrive. Your wall voids allow these pests places to hide, your pantries give them food to eat, and your pipes run with life-sustaining water. The only thing rodents have to do is find a way to access these three things.

The Problems Rodents Cause

Rodents are simple creatures. The problems they cause, however, are not simple in the slightest. These furry pests are about as troublesome as creatures can be. They are annoyed with the way they scamper through wall and ceiling voids late at night, dangerous because of the many diseases and parasites they can carry, and destructive with their sharp and durable teeth. In short, if you don’t like damaged property, sickness, and stress, rodents are the last creatures you want inside your Folsom home or business.

How Rodents Get Into Homes and Businesses

A rodent doesn’t need an open door to get into your home or business. These pests are intelligent and have many built-in features that make invading easy for them. One way rodents regularly get into homes is by squeezing through holes, gaps, and cracks. They find these entry points in foundations, through window/door screens, under doors, through ventilation, and down chimneys. If a hole or gap isn’t large enough for one of these pests to squeeze inside, they might use their sharp teeth to gnaw on it until it is.

Prevention Tips For Rodents

Now that you know how rodents get inside and why you don’t want them crawling around in your living areas, let’s talk about some options you can use to keep them out. To start, here are some DIY prevention tips every property owner in our area should know.

  • Seal off gaps and cracks in your home's exterior foundation using a caulking gun and some steel wool.
  • Address damage to window/door screens.
  • Make sure your pipes and fixtures are not leaking.
  • Eliminate sources of standing water.
  • Clean up food messes as they occur.
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Store leftover food inside airtight containers.

A Secret To Controlling Rodents

There are few things as frustrating as dealing with a rodent infestation. To avoid frustration around your home or business, do not try to handle these pests on your own. Instead, let the experts at Neighborly Pest Management lend you a helping hand. Our team of dedicated technicians has the training and advanced tools needed to effectively remove and keep out unwanted rodent threats.

Contact us today to get in touch with one of our service representatives. They will discuss your rodent control service options with you and help you find one that best fits your Folsom property’s needs.