Temperatures are starting to drop and rodents such as mice, rats and field mice will soon be establishing their nests in homes. These animals are particularly harmful and can cause health problems of varying degrees. Thus, it is essential to find effective solutions now to prevent their invasion.
Why control rodents?
Rodents are pests that will, as their name indicates, gnaw and nibble your clothes, furniture, food, books or even your electrical wires to feed themselves but also to wear out their teeth that keep growing. Their feces and urine also give off strong odors that can cause allergic reactions in the occupants of the house, especially if the house is poorly ventilated.
Moreover, rodents transmit various diseases such as bubonic plague, typhoid fever, salmonellosis, leptospirosis or hantavirus. In general, these infections are transmitted to humans through the bite of fleas carried by these animals, through a cut or through contact with their feces. Rats can even bite humans.
It should be noted that rodents multiply very quickly and it sometimes becomes difficult to exterminate them in case of invasion. It is therefore essential to prevent them from entering your homes or to get rid of them as soon as possible if they have already established themselves.
How to prevent mice from entering your home?
Rodents usually enter your home through drains, vents, small openings in the roof, doors or windows. The first thing to do is to block all the passages that allow them to access the interior. Caulking is just one of the services we offer.
Avoid opening doors and windows as much as possible until you have taken steps to keep rodents out. Note that these animals manage to damage the nets quickly. Mice and field mice are also very good jumpers and climbers. It is therefore recommended to caulk even the highest openings on your house.
How do you know if rodents have moved into your home?
The chances of coming face to face with a rodent are low since these animals are very good at hiding and usually only come out at night when you turn off the lights. However, there are signs that can confirm their presence in your home:
- You notice small droppings under your furniture or in the corners of your walls.
- You begin to smell musky or an unusual strong pungent odor.
- Your pillows, books, electrical cords, cereal boxes, mattresses or even some of your furniture are shredded, as if they had been nibbled.
- You hear small scratches in the walls and/or in your ceiling
If these signs appear, take prompt action to get rid of the rodents before they invade your home, completely ruin your belongings or transmit all kinds of diseases.
How to get rid of some rodents?
If the rodents that have taken up residence in your home are still small in number, you can get rid of them without killing them.
Here are some of the solutions available to you:
- Cage traps: This method consists of luring rodents into the cage trap with bait such as fruit, raw cereal or bread. The trap closes by itself when the animal is inside. Then, all you have to do is release it far from your home to prevent it from coming back.
- Natural repellents: There are also natural repellents such as peppermint, clove or sage that can drive rodents away.
You can also opt for lethal solutions such as poison or traps, conventional or electric, to get rid of rodents in your home.
What to do if your home is invaded by rodents?
In the event of an invasion, we strongly recommend that you call a professional exterminator to effectively exterminate the rodents and prevent recurrence. He has specialized equipment and products to get rid of all these pests in a short period of time and without endangering you.
At Brisebois Exterminator, we offer solutions to eliminate rodents from your home or to prevent them from entering. In order to determine the appropriate options, we first put you in touch with an expert when you request our services. He or she will carefully assess the situation before suggesting appropriate measures.
We have been in the business for over 35 years and are committed to providing quality services that meet your expectations. In addition, we take your health and environmental impacts into account by developing customized solutions.
Rodent infestation is very dangerous to your health and property. We therefore recommend that you take the necessary measures to prevent them from settling in your home or to exterminate them before winter arrives. Are you interested in our prevention and extermination services? We invite you to contact us by phone or to fill out the online form on our website. Remember that we are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.