Effective Rodent Exclusion Techniques: Keeping Unwanted Guests Out Of Your McDonough Home

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Rodents are probably one of the most destructive and dangerous home-invading pests that our rodent exterminators encounter regularly. These small animals are able to squeeze through tiny holes and cracks around your home. Once they have invaded your home, they will find a dark and quiet place to build a nest. 

If you have nesting rodents in your home, it can be almost impossible for the average person to eliminate the infestation completely. At DAPS Services, we have extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to effective pest control services in McDonough. Here is a look at some of the best rodent exclusion techniques that you can try to prevent rodents from destroying your McDonough home. 

Common Rodent Species: Identify Rats, Mice, And Other Intruders

At DAPS Services, our rodent control experts have seen several different types of rodents invade homes in McDonough. While they all may look similar, they each have their own set of unique characteristics that help you easily identify them.

Here is a look at some of the most common home-invading rodents in this area:

  • Roof rats: These rats are often referred to as "black rats'' because of their black or dark-brown fur. They have stocky bodies that usually measure between six to eight inches. Their tails are generally slightly longer than their bodies and can measure 7 to 10 inches. 

  • Norway rats: This rat is also known as the "sewer rat" because they like to live in and around sewers. Their bodies are usually larger than other types of rats and can measure around 18 inches from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail. 

  • Field mice: You commonly find these mice outdoors, but they can come into your house when food is scarce outside. They usually measure 2 to 3 inches long, which includes their tail. They can come in a variety of colors, but typically, their four is a combination of brown, tan, and gray. 

  • House mice: House mice are slightly larger than field mice, can measure 2 ½  to 3 ¾ inches long, and have brown and tan fur; this is one of the most common types of rodents found inside homes. 

Rats are noticeably larger than mice. However, all home-invading rodents can cause significant damage to your house if they are able to get inside. To minimize the amount of damage to your home, you should contact a local rodent control specialist at the first sign of a rodent invasion. 

Rodent Dangers: Health Risk And Property Damage

These destructive animals are constantly chewing on something. If rodents are in your home, you will likely find holes chewed through your walls, furniture, cabinets, clothing, electrical wires, and any other non-metal object. An experienced rodent control company can inspect your home and identify any potential damage caused by rodents. 

Rats and mice can also spread various dangerous diseases, including salmonellosis, hantavirus, rat-bite fever, and leptospirosis. 

Rodent Exclusion Tips: Safeguarding Your Property

Prevention is the most effective and cost-efficient rodent control solution. To keep rodents out of your home, make sure all food items are properly stored away, seal up any entry points around your home, and fix any moisture issues around your house. 

Professional Rodent Exclusion Services: Experience You Can Count On

If you have a rodent problem, DAPS Services has the perfect solution. Our McDonough rodent control specialists can find and eliminate all rodents from your property and help you develop an effective prevention plan. Give us a call today to get your free quote and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in McDonough.

Let us help you find the pest control service that is best for your property.