Richmond Homeowners' Complete Guide To Effective Rodent Control

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How often do you have trouble with pests inside your Richmond home? Most people who don't invest in professional pest control find the occasional bug inside, and this is normal as most pests enjoy living inside homes rather than out in the wild. One pest who really enjoys interior spaces is the rodent. If you do not want rodents enjoying your home, now is your chance to put in place some preventative measures. To help you with this, here is a complete and effective guide to rodent control for your Richmond home.

The Types Of Rodents Found In Richmond Homes

There are several different types of rodents who make their homes here in Richmond. We have big rodents like groundhogs, small rodents like rats, mice, and squirrels, and even some ground rodents like voles and gophers. Of these furry creatures, it is the small rodents you should be worried about invading your Richmond home. Mice and rats are the two most common rodent invaders in our area. Both of these pests use their sharp teeth, agile limbs, and other natural talents to break into interior spaces. Once indoors, they will then look for food, water, and places to hide, usually causing serious problems in the process.

The Diseases Rodents Are Capable Of Spreading

Rodents are only clean if kept in clean environments. Keeping pet rodents is not harmful to human health. On the other hand, wild rodents are very dangerous and known for carrying a range of diseases. Some diseases rodents spread through their fecal droppings and urine; others, they transmit through saliva.

The good news is rodents do not go out of their way to bite humans and will only attack if they feel trapped or threatened. The last way rodents spread diseases is by carrying parasitic pests like fleas, ticks, and mites indoors. If you have indoor pets who do not have flea and tick protection, they could be at risk of getting sick as well. To finish, here is a list of some diseases you might contract from having rodents indoors.

  • Salmonellosis
  • Hantavirus
  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Murine typhus
  • The bubonic plague
  • Rabies

Why Rodents Are So Hard To Get Rid Of On Your Own

Have you ever tried to handle a rodent infestation on your own? If so, how much trouble did you have? In our experience, most people choose to use snap traps and often spend weeks if not months catching rodents and disposing of them without seeing any reprieve from their problems. This problem is due to how fast rodents reproduce. Most DIY rodent control products are not designed to eliminate an infestation of more than a couple of rodents, and some pose a direct threat to human health if not used properly. For this reason, we typically recommend forgoing the stress and time of DIY methods and letting a professional handle the problem.

The Safe & Effective Way To Keep Rodents Away From Your Home

If you are looking for a way to get rodents out of your home before they produce baby rodents, your best option is to hire the Richmond home pest control experts at Allied Termite and Pest Control of Greater Richmond. We have access to advanced tools, traps, and treatments and have experienced technicians trained in how to get rid of rodents. Our team will be happy to inspect your Richmond home and property and provide quick working services to remove rodents from your home.

Call Allied Termite and Pest Control of Greater Richmond today to learn more about our residential and commercial rodent control services and schedule your Richmond home for a visit.