Rodent and Pest Control
A survey by the National Pest Management Association found that one-third of Americans have had to deal with a rodent infestation in their home. So, if you have seen a mouse zipping by in the kitchen, hear scratching in your walls, or have seen a squirrel in the attic, you are not alone.
Rodents are dangerous and destructive pests. It is crucial that you set up prevention. Some of these crafty critters will get through no matter what. The best thing you can do when you see rodents is to call in a professional like All-State Pest and Lawn.
Most Common Household Rodents
There are over 2,000 different species of rodents, yet only around a dozen will take up residence in your home or yard. In The Memphis, Tennessee and surrounding areas, you are most likely to see the Common House or Field Mouse, Norway Rat and Roof Rat.
Mice eat primarily fruits, veggies, and grains, but rats eat anything. You will usually see them in the kitchen or near the kitchen. However, their nests are generally inside the walls, basements, or attics. Squirrels or chipmunks might be fighting for space in the attic, trying to make a warm place to nest.
In the yard is where you will find voles, gophers, groundhogs, and, depending on where you are in the country, even prairie dogs or porcupines. These rodents seem to do their best to make a mess of your yard by damaging greenery and burrowing tunnel networks underground. While underground, they feed on plants, bark, and roots. They make it pretty challenging to keep a lush garden.
Signs you Have Rodents
Besides seeing the rodents with your own eyes, they leave behind some clues that they have chosen your home as their residence. Here are examples of a few signs:
- Rat or mouse droppings
- Gnaw marks on walls and inside cabinets
- Scratching noises in the wall
- Greasy marks across baseboards
- Hidden stashes of food
- An unusual ammonia-based smell
- Noises coming from the attic
Outside you will notice small holes in your yard, surrounded by torn vegetation and dirt. When you see a few of these, you likely have outside rodents.
How to Get Rid of Rodents
You can try your best by laying traps, getting a cat, or investing in rodenticides. When you call All-State Pest and Lawn, we use strategic measures to lure and ultimately rid the home of rodents. We survey your house to find entry points and suggest sealing off these points among a list of other steps that can help. The important thing is that you can leave the stress to us, and we will get it done. If you are having issues with rodents today and need a professional, we are happy to help. Contact All-State Pest and Lawn at (901) 757-9111.