Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Ocean Isle Beach Property

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Rodent infestations are becoming more common in Ocean Isle Beach. These rodents invade your home while searching for food, water, or shelter. And while these creatures don't want anything to do with humans, they can cause homeowners a lot of problems. 

The professional rodent exterminators at Jay Taylor Exterminating are committed to keeping everyone safe. Keep reading to learn about different rodent control methods and find out how to keep these pests away from your property.

Signs Of Rodent Activity: How To Detect A Problem Early

Rodents can hide in almost any small crevice and space in your home. They have a knack for staying out of sight and will usually travel throughout your home by crawling behind your walls. The more mice you have in your home, the more likely you are to spot them in the open. Here is a look at some of the early warning signs that our local rodent exterminators frequently find when inspecting a home:

  • Chew marks on walls, cabinets, and food packages
  • Dark smudge marks on baseboards and the bottom of cabinets
  • Squeaks and scratching sounds coming from the attic and behind the walls 
  • Finding shreds of paper, clothing, and other nesting materials balled up in the corner of a room

Sometimes, a homeowner´s pet is the first one to pick up on a rodent problem. If you see your dog or cat acting odd or sniffing out one area of your home, you should have your home inspected by an exterminator for rodents. 

The Rodent Menace: Understanding The Threat Of Uninvited Guests

Sharing a living space with rodents can be dangerous. Both mice and rats can spread a variety of diseases, such as salmonellosis and leptospirosis. While rare, you can contract these diseases if a rodent bites you. More commonly, rodents spread these diseases by leaving their urine and feces throughout a home. The diseases can even become airborne once the rodent's urine dries. When cleaning up rodent waste, it is recommended that you wear gloves, a face mask, and goggles to reduce your chances of infection.

You should also consult a rodent control expert who can safely ensure there are no other droppings around your home. 

Rodent-Proof Your Home: Essential Steps To Keep Unwanted Guests Away

Rodents can squeeze through tiny gaps that are only a few millimeters wide. They are also able to chew around walls and other hard surfaces to make their own entrances. If you see any holes or gaps in your home, seal it with caulking or use steel wool. You should also use a metal screen over vents or pipes around your home. 

The most effective prevention plan is a customized prevention plan. Our rodent exterminators can inspect your home and determine the best course of action to ensure that your home and property are rodent-proof. 

Professional Pest Control: The Most Effective Rodent Solution

Do-it-yourself rodent control is usually ineffective. To get rid of every rodent in your home, you will need to know how severe the infestation is. Because rodents can hide in several out-of-reach areas, it can be difficult for the average homeowner to assess the situation accurately. 

At Jay Taylor Exterminating Co., we provide all-inclusive rodent control in Ocean Isle Beach. We take time to identify the type of rodents you are dealing with as well as the severity of the infestation. 

Call us today to learn more about our rodent elimination and prevention services.