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The Complete Guide To Effective Rodent Control For Chesapeake Homes

December 15, 2021

Rodents of all kinds are not something you want to see in your Chesapeake home. Day or night, these pests will find a way into your home, stay hidden in the walls and the shadows, and before you know it you have a full-on rodent infestation and everything that comes with it. You and your family will be put in danger, and you will see major property damage, but there are steps that you can do to protect your home.

The Types Of Rodents That Invade Chesapeake Homes

In Chesapeake, there are many different types of rodents you can find invading your home right under your nose. Big rodents and small rodents alike see your home as a place for them to find food, water, and shelter, and each brings severe damage and danger to you and your home. The types of rodents you're likely to see in Chesapeake include:

  • Deer mice
  • House mice
  • Norway rats
  • Squirrels

Each of these pests is different, but in regards to the threat they bring to your home, they are all very similar. They can inflict great damage, and expose you and your family to dangerous diseases and additional pests.

The Dangers And Damage Rodents Bring To Chesapeake Homes

These rodents can all get into your home in similar ways, squeezing into small holes and finding their way behind furniture and walls and into attics and basements, and left alone for too long, significant damage can soon be done. 

Whatever rodents are in your home, they will quickly need to find something to chew on to prevent their teeth from growing too large. What this means is that they will begin to chew through:

  • Wires
  • Pipes
  • Insulation
  • Wood
  • Walls
  • Books
  • Furniture

Some of this can be cosmetic, while others can cause more foundational damage to your home and even open it up to fire and water damage. Exposed wires and broken pipes are not something you want in the first place, but having them accompanied by rodents as well is even worse.

More directly dangerous to you and your family, rodents can also bring in disease and other pests. Rodents can also bring lice, mites, ticks, and fleas into your home. By biting you, disease can be spread, but more common than this, their droppings and urine will contaminate your food and expose you to dangerous pathogens like salmonella, tularemia, and leptospira. 

How To Reduce Factors That Attract Rodents To Chesapeake Properties

The good news is that there are steps you can take to stop these rodents from coming onto your property. One of the first and most important steps that you can take is to look through the exterior of your property and close any potential openings. They can get through holes the size of a dime, so you should fill any you find with a silicone-based caulk or metal hardware cloth to deter them.

Additionally, by not leaving food or water out in the open, and by keeping your property tidy, you will further deter these rodents from choosing to nest in your property. The same can be said on the exterior. Close trash cans, remove dense vegetation, and keep entry points sealed tightly to further prevent rodents. If rodents are already on your property though, that is a different problem entirely. 

The Secret To Total Rodent Control For Chesapeake Properties

If you find rodents on your property, you should quickly call the pest professionals. At Hawk Mosquito & Pest, we can eliminate pests swiftly and effectively while also educating customers on pest prevention techniques to stay safe in the future as well.

When Hawk Mosquito & Pest comes to treat your home, we will show you what the problem is and walk you through our program. We cater our home pest control and commercial pest control services to the specific needs of the property and without over-applying the product, we remove the pests. For rodent control, we offer exclusion work, finding where they are coming in, and strategically placing traps. We offer removal as well, to keep your home pest-free!