The Most Effective Rodent Control Solution For Your Alexandria Home

October 15, 2022 - Rodents

house mouse crawling in attic

If you haven't experienced a rodent infestation, count yourself lucky, as these pests are some of the most common invaders. Rodents are a huge problem for homeowners in the area because they are opportunistic and take advantage of the different resources people unknowingly provide them. 

Matar Termite & Pest Control, the most reliable Alexandria pest control service, can assist you with rodents in Virginia. 

Types Of Rodents That Often Invade Alexandria Homes

The two most common types of rodents in Alexandria are house mice and Norway rats. House mice are a light grey color with a white underbelly and are small, ranging between 4 1/2 to 6 3/4 inches long, including their thin, lightly fur-covered tail. 

In comparison, Norway rats are brown with scattered black hairs and range between 13 to 16 inches, including their long hairless tail. 

Don't wait to contact pest experts if you suspect a rodent problem in your home. As you will read below, rodents are not just nuisance pests but are responsible for creating concerning health issues and damage.

Rodents Spread Disease And Damage Property

Experiencing a rodent infestation isn't just frustrating; it can be dangerous and costly due to the problems these pests cause. For example, rodents have teeth that continuously grow, so to prevent them from overgrowing, they need to chew, and once they infest a home, they will gnaw on just about anything. Rodents can cause cosmetic and structural damage, even chewing through wires and pipes.

When it comes to the dangers of a rodent infestation, the possibilities seem endless as these pests can spread diseases, bacteria, parasites, cause contamination, irritate allergies and asthma, and more!

The diseases spread by these pests include but aren't limited to salmonellosis, hantavirus, rat-bite fever, and leptospirosis. And the parasite they carry are fleas, ticks, and mites, which can spread other diseases to people. 

Five Effective Tips To Prevent Rodents In Your Home

No one wants rodents in their home, so everyone should know these five effective tips to prevent these pests:

  1. Remove food sources by storing food in air-tight containers, removing birdfeeders from your yard, and using garbage cans with tight-fitting lids. 
  2. Reduce moisture by repairing any leaking pipes and faucets.
  3. Eliminate entry points by sealing cracks or holes from the foundation to the roofline.
  4. Remove harborage outside by keeping the grass and foliage cut short, storing firewood properly, and removing debris.
  5. Eliminate nesting sites inside by keeping your home clutter-free, using sealed storage bins instead of cardboard boxes, and performing a deep clean when necessary. 

These prevention tips will help to deter the different types of rodents in our area but won't eliminate an active infestation. So if you are currently experiencing a rodent problem, you will want to contact pest control professionals for assistance. 

Contact The Pros For The Most Effective Rodent Control For Your Home

Don't try to get rid of rodents on your own; save yourself time, money, and stress by working with Matar Termite & Pest Control. Our process begins with a thorough inspection to identify the type of rodent you are dealing with and what conducive conditions are present. Using inspection findings, we will develop a program using Integrated Pest Management strategies to remove active rodents and prevent future ones.

You have our guarantee, so if needed, we will return a week after the initial treatment to perform follow-up services at no additional charge.

Find out more about the methods we use to take care of rodent infestations in Alexandria by calling us at Matar Termite & Pest Control.

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