Now that the weather has warmed, rodents may begin making themselves more known in your home. The damages caused by a rodent infestation can be incredibly detrimental to any inhabitants, especially if they are a carrier of disease or other health hazards. For this reason, rodent prevention or control is necessary.
How Can I Prevent Rodents?
Rodents are notoriously difficult to remove from a home or business because they are adept hiders and scavengers. Even the smallest food particles or liquids can be found by these hardy pests without you even knowing they are near. Here are some ways you can prevent rodents from taking up residence in your home:
Limit Food Sources
Rodents typically are omnivorous but prefer high carbohydrate foods for survival. This means that any pieces of bread or potato chip crumbs that are left on the floor, furniture or counters are a potential meal for these sneaky pests. Rodents, however, will normally consume any food that is available to them with little discretion.
Mice also can be found attempting to eat electrical wires, cardboard, paper products, and other household items. When faced with starvation, mice will sometimes also resort to cannibalistic behavior and some females have been found to consume their own offspring. Keeping food sources as unavailable as possible may encourage the rodents to move on from your home.
Remove Water Sources
Like all other pests, rodents require ample water supply levels to ensure their survival. This means that any leaky faucets or water that is left to dry can potentially benefit rats or mice that have been living in your home. Homeowners or business owners must ensure any leaks or standing water are addressed to ensure effective rodent control and prevention.
Why Emtec Pest Control for Rodent Control?
While they might seem cute and cuddly sometimes, mice and rats carry several diseases, viruses, and bacteria that can pose a serious risk to your family’s health. Call Emtec today at (918) 663-0613, and we will arrange to send one of our skilled technicians to your home to eliminate these pesky and potentially dangerous rodents.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.