After the treatment is complete, one of our specialists will follow up with you to make sure that everything is as you expect. They will also answer any questions you may have and provide additional resources and advice on keeping your home pest-free in the future.
Oklahoma City Rodent Control
Rodent infestations can pose significant risks to both human health and property. These small creatures, including rats and mice, are not only a nuisance but also have the potential to cause various issues that homeowners and business owners need to deal address promptly.
Our Oklahoma City rodent control professionals have over 15 years of experience. Call (405) 296-2470 or contact us online today.
How Rodents Get Inside
Understanding what attracts rodents to homes can be instrumental in implementing effective Oklahoma City rodent control prevention strategies.
Here are several important factors that draw rodents inside your home:
Accessible Food and Water
Leftover crumbs, improperly stored food, open trash cans, pet food left out overnight, and unsecured pantry items are all inviting attractions for hungry rodents. Even small amounts of spilled food or uncleaned dishes can entice rodents to explore further. Leaky pipes, dripping faucets, standing water in basements, and pet water bowls left filled overnight can provide rodents with needed water.
Piles of clutter, storage boxes, unused furniture, and neglected areas provide ideal hiding spots and nesting sites for rodents. These spaces offer protection from predators and the elements, making them attractive for establishing a nest.
Landscaping and Yard Conditions
Overgrown vegetation, dense shrubbery, and unkempt yards create conducive environments for rodents. These areas provide cover and protection, making it easier for rodents to approach and access homes unnoticed.
Points of Access
Gaps, cracks, and holes in building structures offer entry points for rodents seeking shelter. Insufficiently sealed windows, doors, vents, and utility openings can provide easy access. So can utility openings, damaged screens, gaps around pipes and cables, and unsealed vents. Structural damage, such as deteriorating foundations, damaged roofing, broken siding, or compromised seals, can create still more pathways for rodents to enter your home.
Rodents are prolific breeders, and they look for safe places to establish their breeding grounds. Once inside a home, they can quickly reproduce, leading to larger infestations. Dark, secluded areas like attics, basements, crawl spaces, and wall voids are ideal for rodents to nest and raise their young.
The absence of natural predators in residential areas can contribute to rodent populations thriving. Urban environments—like right here in Oklahoma City—can create an ideal setting for rodents to live without fear of predation.
Exposed Raw Materials
During construction or renovation projects, materials such as lumber, insulation, and drywall can attract rodents. These materials provide nesting opportunities and a potential food source if left accessible for an extended period.
Garden and Yard Waste
Organic waste, including fallen fruits, compost piles, and piles of leaves or grass clippings, can attract rodents looking for food and nesting materials.
Our technicians communicate directly with you about the status of your inspection and any future outcomes. We will always inform you of what we're looking for and why and provide fully transparent reports at the end of our process.
Our team will treat the specific pest issues on your property. We use the most up-to-date and effective products and techniques in the industry, always ensuring that we're taking care of your home and family in the safest way possible.
The Damage Caused by Rodents
Rodent damage is nothing to look past or put off dealing with. The consequences include:
Rodents have a voracious appetite and can contaminate food sources by chewing through packaging or leaving droppings and urine behind. They can spoil large quantities of food by gnawing on it or simply by walking over surfaces, leaving behind their waste and saliva. Consuming this food can make you and your family sick.
Bacteria and Viruses
Viruses can be transmitted by rodents, particularly through their droppings, urine, or saliva. Furthermore, rodents--particularly rats and mice--are carriers of bacteria. The infections can result in everything from fever and rash to muscle pain to joint inflammation.
Rodents have constantly growing teeth and must gnaw on various materials to keep them trimmed. This behavior can lead to significant damage to structures—like your walls, insulation, electrical wiring, and furniture. Chewed wires can pose a fire hazard, while gnawed building materials can compromise the structural integrity of a property.
Rodents often use insulation materials for nesting. They tear apart insulation, creating nests that can harbor bacteria, parasites, and urine, further contributing to health risks. Contaminated insulation may need to be replaced to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
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