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A Practical Guide To Effective Rodent Control For Rockville Homeowners

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In Maryland, several rodent pests can invade your home. The most common types are chipmunks, rats, mice, and squirrels. While they may invade your home during any season, they are more likely to make their way inside when weather conditions become unfavorable or temperatures drop. Regardless of why rodents invade your home, leave the extermination to the Rockville pest control experts.

Types Of Rodents That Often Invade Rockville Home

Rodents enjoy living in a place where they are warm, comfortable, and well-fed, such as your Rockville home. There are four types of rodents in Maryland that you can find in your home:

  • Squirrels
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Chipmunks

Rodents seek shelter when the temperatures begin to drop, but due to their smaller size, rats and mice are most likely to enter your home, while chipmunks and squirrels typically live in your yard. Regardless of the type of rodent, they can all be dangerous, and you should leave the removal of rodents to your local pest control professionals.

Rodents Spread Disease And Damage Property

Rodents can enter your home by squeezing through spaces as small as a nickel. They can put you and your loved ones in serious danger if they do. As more than a nuisance pest, they can spread diseases through human contact with bites, rodent droppings, or indirectly through infected ticks and fleas. The diseases rodents put you at risk of can include: 

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonella
  • Lyme Disease
  • Plague

Not only can rodents spread disease, but they can also cause significant damage to your property. 

Rodents can create quite a mess inside your home, with rats and mice causing the most significant damage and the worst pest infestations. They can make nests out of any material they can get their paws on, meaning they'll shred through several items in your home. The most dangerous thing about rats is their tendency to chew. Incisors that never stop growing and never stop chewing lead to damaged electrical wires and fire hazards. All rodents can create hazardous and soiled environments inside your home, which is why it's so important to leave the extermination to the professionals. 

Five Easy Yet Effective Rodent Exclusion Tips For Around The House

With the health risks and potential damage rodents can cause, preventing rodents from entering your home needs to be a priority. The following preventative measures can help reduce factors that might attract rodents to your home:

  1. Regular and thorough cleaning
  2. Correct storage of food and trash 
  3. Cleaned up clutter and organization
  4. Identified and sealed entry points
  5. Professional services

Remember that rodents, mainly rats and mice, can breed very quickly. Even if you have only a few rodents invading your house, setting out traps and poison is not only dangerous to everyone living in the house, but it's also ineffective. Typically, these store-bought remedies don't keep up with these rodents' rapid reproduction rate. Enlisting professional help is the only solution you can count on. 

Contact The Pros For The Most Effective Rodent Control For Your Home

Rodent control is something that Rockville residents may sometimes need, and it is understandable to want safe, non-toxic methods used around your property. After all, avoiding compound pest control methods is better for those living on the property and the environment. Our Womack Pest Control team will ensure your Rockville property is rodent-free using only safe, non-toxic tactics and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methodology.

IPM tactics allow us to craft rodent control solutions to your property's needs; these pest control plans focus on the safe trapping and removal of rodents and sealing potential rodent entry points, preventing future rodent problems. Our process is child and pet-safe, making it perfect for your home, and we always offer follow-up treatments to ensure we have resolved your rodent problems. Contact us today to learn more or get started.