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Are You Struggling To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Idaho Falls Property?

January 10, 2023

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Rodent infestations can be a year-round problem in Idaho. These sneaky little pests can come into your home and cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time. At Epoch Pest Services, we provide customized pest control in Idaho Falls and know exactly how to solve your rodent problem. 

Identifying A Rodent Problem In Your Home

Rats and mice are commonly found in Idaho Falls homes. They both try to stay out of sight as much as possible. However, even if you don't physically see a rodent in your home, there are still a few ways to determine if they are around.

Some of the telltale signs of a rodent infestation include:

  • Gnaw marks and holes in your clothing and other fabrics: Mice and rats will use any material that they can to build their nest. If you leave piles of clothes on your floor, or you keep them in a non-metal clothes hamper, rodents will easily be able to get to them.

  • Holes in your walls: Mice and rodents will live in between your walls. To get food back to their nest in the wall, they will chew holes in various places so that they can easily enter and exit the wall whenever they want.

  • Rodent droppings: Rats will leave black oval-shaped droppings wherever they go. Rat droppings are usually about half an inch long. Mouse droppings look almost exactly like rat droppings, but they are about half the size. On average, a mouse dropping is about ¼ of an inch.

  • Musty odor around your home: Both rats and mice have a chemical called acetate in their urine and droppings. This chemical has an unpleasant odor that some people think smells like a damp and soiled cloth. The more rodents that you have in your home, the stronger the smell will be. 

Female rats and mice can give birth around five to ten times a year. On average, these rodents will have between three and eight babies in each litter. This means that if you have just two rodents in your home, you could be dealing with a full-blown infestation in a matter of weeks.

Rodents Can Cause Problem In Your Home

Rodents can cause a lot of problems for you and your family. For starters, they tend to destroy almost anything that they come into contact with. They will nibble and chew on your home, furniture, clothing, and the wires in your electrical system. The damage that they cause can be both expensive and dangerous. If they chew through your electrical wiring, it could cause a fire in the near future.

Rodents are also known to spread a wide range of potentially deadly diseases and viruses. Some of the illnesses that you could catch from having rodents in your home could include:

  • Salmonellosis

  • Leptospirosis

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

  • Hantavirus

  • Tularemia

Rats and mice can spread these harmful illnesses to you through direct and indirect contact. If you start to feel unwell after discovering a rodent infestation, it is a good idea to seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Five Tips To Prevent Future Rodent Infestations On Your Property

The key to proper rodent control is to prevent the rodents from coming into your house in the first place. If you want to keep rodents away from your home, follow these five simple tips:

  • Keep a lid on your outdoor trash cans.

  • Keep your outdoor trash cans as far away from your house as possible.

  • Keep all food, including dog food, in a metal or glass container that has a sealable lid on top.

  • Check for any leaky pipes or faucets around your home.

  • Seal up any gaps or crack around your home.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of having a rodent-free home.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Rodents In Your Home

If you want to get rid of the rodents in your Idaho Falls home as soon as possible, do not hesitate to contact us today. At Epoch Pest Services, we will come to your home within 24 hours of receiving your call. Once there, we will thoroughly inspect your property and work with you to come up with the best plan that is sure to eliminate all rodents for good.

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