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Why You Should Call The Professionals About Rodents On Your Norwalk Property

February 16, 2022

Not every bump or scrape in the night has an easy explanation. Sometimes people hear strange noises, try to find the origin, and are left with more questions than answers. We are here today to help you identify one sort of strange noise, specifically the one made by wild rodents. This article outlines everything you need to know about the rodents in Norwalk, including the problems they cause and what methods work best to keep rodents out of Norwalk homes.

Common Types Of Rodents That Invade Homes In Norwalk

Norwalk has many kinds of rodents. We have beavers, groundhogs, squirrels, mice, rats, and many others. Of all the species in our area, only two regularly invade homes; mice and rats. Both of these pests have incredibly sharp and durable incisor teeth

  • Mice can chew through materials like wood, plastic, and vinyl siding.
  • Rats have even stronger teeth and can gnaw through soft concrete and aluminum; they often use them to chew holes into homes.

Another thing rodents use to get inside is their squishable bodies. A house mouse can squeeze its body through a hole the width of a nickel.

The Dangers & Damage Rodents Are Known To Create On Properties

When rodents invade properties here in Norwalk, they bring lots of problems with them. Although mice and rats are very different rodents, the problems they cause are almost identical. To start, both rats and mice carry and spread diseases. Some common disease-causing organisms rodents carry include bacteria, pathogens, and parasitic pests like fleas and ticks. You might contract a rodent-borne disease from interacting with this pest's fecal droppings, urine, or from a bite. To avoid getting sick, keep your home extra clean if you suspect rodents are around and do everything in your power to address the infestation quickly.

Common rodents also cause trouble indoors with their destructive tendencies. These furry pests chew on things constantly. They chew holes through walls and into boxes of food, gnaw on the legs of furniture, damage utility pipes, and sever electrical wires from time to time. Rodents also tear apart things like insulation, fabrics, and paper to gather materials for their nests.

The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself Rodent Control

It is easy to think that rodents are an easy problem to deal with. All you have to do is put out some snap traps baited with cheese, right? Unfortunately, this method is only so effective. Rodents are naturally intelligent creatures that learn based on experience. If rodents recognize that snap traps are killing their friends, they will start to avoid them. In addition to this, rodents are prolific breeders. Even when snap traps are catching these pests regularly, they don't catch them frequently enough to stop an infestation. As for other methods, most are either inhumane, like glue traps, or potentially dangerous to humans and pets, like chemical-based sprays. Our recommendation is to try snap traps baited with peanut butter for a week; if you see no results, get the Norwalk home pest control professionals at Tim's Pest Control involved.

Contact The Pros About The Best Rodent Control For Your Property

Tim's Pest Control is your absolute best option for rodent care services in Norwalk. With over 34 years of experience and an unmatched dedication to our craft, you will be hard-pressed to find anyone better for the job. But don't listen to us; listen to our thousand plus active, happy customers.

Contact our team today to discover the best residential and commercial pest control in Norwalk and find a solution to your home's rodent problems.