One moment you're enjoying an evening watching television in your living room, and the next, you're standing on the couch screaming at an unwanted, furry guest. Discovering a rodent in your West Chester home can be very stressful and frightening. While this may not seem like a big deal to some, they do pose health risks to you and your loved ones, including pets, the elderly, and children. 

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Description Of Rodents Common To West Chester

While many rodents in West Chester prefer to live outside, there are four types of rodents in the area that invade our homes. 

The four rodents most likely to invade your home are:

House Mice: Dusty grey with a cream-colored underbelly, six to eight inches in length, and has body features including round ears, round body, black or red eyes, long thinly haired tail, and pointy nose.

Deer Mice: Brown with white-colored feet and underbelly, five to eight inches in length, and has body features including long round ears, slender body, black eyes, pointed nose, and long thinly haired tail.

Roof Rats: Brown with intermixed black hairs and a black, white, or grey underside. Typically sixteen inches long with body features including small round ears, long scaly tail, large black eyes, long thin body, and a semi-pointed nose.

Norway Rats: Brown with scattered black hairs with grey or white underside. Seventeen inches long with body features including blunt nose, black eyes, small round ears, long scaly tail, and plump hind section.

There are two main reasons rodents are a problem around homes: they are destructive and dangerous. Rodents pose threats to homeowners with the diseases they carry on and inside their bodies. Some diseases these furry pests carry are transmitted by more minor blood-feeding pests such as fleas and ticks.

In addition to spreading diseases, rodents also destroy property. They have teeth that continue to grow and to file them down to a manageable length, they chew into boxes of food, gnaw holes through walls, sever wires within walls, and cause other severe damage around homes. To build their nests, these pests will also rip insulation out of walls, tear up books, and damage fabric-covered items.

How & Why Rodents Invade Your Home & Business

Rodents gain entry into your home by squeezing through tiny holes. House mice can enter your home through an opening the size of a dime. Rodents are challenging pests to control since they live everywhere. They thrive on the following three things: Food, water, and shelter. If your West Chester property provides a food source, such as food that's left out or trash, they will be able to survive. Rodents use your pet dishes, drains, and condensation in the walls or pipes for a water source. Lastly, if your property provides a place for shelter such as under furniture, in dark, seldom-used corners, and behind walls, they are also famous for making nests under and inside of appliances.

Prevent Future Rodent Infestation

If you are not currently experiencing troubles with rodents in your West Chester home, here are a few tips to ensure they stay out: 

  • Limit their access to food.

  • Eliminate debris and reduce clutter. 

  • Address moisture issues.

  • Keep your home clean.

  • Seal your home's exterior.

In the end, the best way to prevent a rodent problem is to reach out to the professionals. At Masters Touch Pest Solutions, we have the tools and experience needed to get the job done right.

Contact The Professionals At Masters Touch Pest Solutions For The Best Results

It's a lot of work to control a mouse or rat problem. It can also be very frustrating. A trap may work temporarily, but these critters are smart, and eventually, they will catch on to your efforts. When they catch wind that you intend to exterminate them, they can do some very unusual things to protect themselves. The best solution is to let an experienced pest control technician have a crack at it first. This is the kind of problem that can be made worse if you don't do your research and get things right the first time.

If you live in West Chester, you're in our service area. Let Masters Tough Pest Solutions handle those rodents. We use industry-leading rodent control strategies to arrest infestations and provide long-lasting rodent exclusion. We would love the opportunity to discuss this with you. We can even do it in person. Just fill out our short contact form, and we'll send a technician over to look at your rodent problem. There is no better way to deal with mice and rat problems in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Connect with us today.

Look to Masters Touch Pest Solutions for support with pests in or around your West Chester home. Our team has the training to control infestations of all shapes and sizes and the industrial-grade equipment needed to remove rodents from your property fast.

Reach out to our team today to find out more about our comprehensive rodent control options. We will schedule your home for a service visit and send one of our qualified technicians your way ASAP with a solution to whatever pest problem you are up against. Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control solutions.

 

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