The Key To Effective Rodent Control In Bronx Homes

12/15/2021

While many pests can cause issues for people, rodents are some of the worst. It can be easy to assume that smaller pests like various types of insects and spiders are the only frequent home-invading pests, but rodents are actually very common. In particular, mice and rats will get into homes and apartments in the Bronx, and once inside, they can wreak a lot of havoc.

house mouse in a pantry

Mice and rats are the most prevalent rodents, but squirrels can also cause some difficulties occasionally. Mice and rats look similar, but mice are much smaller at only five inches long, while rats can get around 15 inches long. Mice also have longer tails and pointier faces compared to rats. Lastly, mice are a grey-brown color, while rats can range from brown to grey to black.

Both mice and rats are dangerous to have around because they can transmit many illnesses such as hantavirus, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever. They are also able to cause respiratory problems and often carry fleas and ticks. Then, there’s the fact they can cause property damage as they chew through many materials, including plastic, drywall, wires, and pipes.

Why Do Rodents Often Invade Homes?

Rodents are so common mainly because they have become dependent on humans for their survival. Over hundreds of years, they’ve learned to rely on us for shelter, food, and water, and they are adept at living alongside us. Homes provide them with places to nest and often easy access to things to eat and drink. They will eat a lot of different things, and they can survive on crumbs and scraps.

Rodents can also easily find ways inside because they can fit through small holes. Mice can get through spaces the size of a dime, whereas rats can squeeze through areas the size of a quarter. They also can gnaw their way inside since they have strong teeth. These factors make it difficult to completely deter rodents from getting indoors.

Can Rodents Be Eradicated Using DIY Methods?

Finding a rodent in your residence can be quite upsetting, but you might assume that it’s just as easy to get rid of them on your own using over-the-counter traps and baits. However, this is rarely the case. While these products might get rid of some individual rodents, they are very unlikely to eradicate the entire infestation. 

It can be extremely challenging to eradicate these prolific and sneaky pests, but there is one way to safely remove them for good. The home pest control experts at Hello Pest Control are here to help. We have the tools needed to address any rodent infestation and ensure ongoing rodent control.

All you need to do is give us a call today to learn more or request a quote.

Tips For Preventing Future Rodent Infestations

Our technicians can work with you to help you take steps to make your home less rodent-friendly. By working with us and implementing these measures, you can keep rodents at bay throughout the year.

Here is what you should do:

  • Clean up debris from around the yard and remove clutter from the inside of the home.
  • Keep kitchen spaces cleaned and tidy. This includes wiping up food and drink spills quickly.
  • Cover vent and chimney openings with wire mesh.
  • Get lids for garbage cans that rodents can’t slip under.
  • Reduce excess humidity by repairing leaky faucets and using dehumidifiers.

For more advice or assistance preventing rodents on your Bronx property, call the experts at Hello Pest Control today. 

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