The Call To Make About Rodents On Your Chester Springs Property

December 20, 2022

It is easy to become distressed when you are dealing with rodents. These local pests are a huge problem for homeowners and are among the most difficult creatures to prevent and remove. Today's article explains what you should do if you think your home has a rodent infestation and what professional to call if you have questions. Check out our rodent control service page for direct information. Our team at Masters Touch Pest Solutions offers many amazing options for pest control in Chester Springs and we would be happy to help you with the different types of rodents that cause trouble for locals. 

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Common Types Of Rodents That Invade Chester Springs Properties

Many rodents live here in Chester Springs. Only a few local species, however, invade homes. The two types of rodents that love to break into local dwellings are rats and mice. Rats are medium-sized rodents with plump bodies, pointed noses, and long, scaley tails. Their teeth are strong enough to chew through soft concrete and some species are dexterous enough to climb onto buildings. Mice are about half the size of rats and have rounder bodies, larger ears, and pointier facial features. The house mouse, the most common home-invading species in our area, is able to squeeze through a hole the width of a nickel.

Rats and mice invade local structures to gain access to three basic necessities: food, water, and shelter. These pests find food on the floor, up on countertops, inside pantries, and anywhere else they can find it. They find water inside sinks and bathtubs indoors, and puddles around homes. Finally, rats and mice find shelter inside wall voids, attics, storage areas, and other secluded locations with low human foot traffic. As long as your home has these three necessities, rodents will want to come indoors and stay.

Rodents Can Make You Sick And Damage Property

From appearances alone, rats and mice do not seem to be problematic pests. Sure, they are scary, but that’s all, right? What you might not know about these pests is that they are both dangerous and destructive. Both rats and mice spread harmful bacteria, pathogens, parasitic worms, and parasitic bugs throughout the homes they infest. These sickness vectors can leave people with a range of diseases. Here are just a few sicknesses you might contract from having rodents inside your home.

  • Salmonellosis
  • Hantavirus
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Lyme disease (from ticks)
  • Murine typhus (from fleas)

The other thing rodents threaten inside homes is property. These furry pests love to chew. They nibble holes through walls and into cardboard boxes, they gnaw on the legs of furniture, and they occasionally sever electrical wires. As a general rule, if something is in a rodent's way, it will try to chew through it.

Why DIY Rodent Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money

Trying to take care of mice or rats with store-bought rodent control is not easy. To start, traps do not capture these pests faster than they can reproduce. Some traps, like glue traps, are incredibly inhumane. If you decide to take a chemical-based rodenticide approach, you run into a different problem. These products are hard to use properly and are harmful to humans and pets when used in the wrong places and in the wrong amounts. If you want to face these pests on your own, try snap traps baited with peanut butter. If your infestation is small, you might find relief in a week. If you do not find relief, you should consider getting a professional involved.

The Best Rodent Control Solution For Your Property

You do not need to waste time or money trying to deal with rodents inside your home. If you want an immediate solution to a problem you are up against, get our team at Masters Touch Pest Solutions involved. We are a dedicated local pest control provider that works hard to make sure members of our community are well taken care of. If you have pests inside your home, including rodents, we are here to help. Make an appointment to get started. We will send a technician your way to thoroughly inspect your home for active rodents, work up a plan of action to get these pests out, and then offer some long-term options to prevent a future infestation.

Contact the professionals at Masters Touch Pest Solutions for direct information about our rodent control services and find a treatment that will work for your Chester Springs property.

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