What Sould I Do About Mice And Rats Invading My Bronx Home?

Mice, rats, and other rodents will enter homes for food, water, and shelter. Rodents have overgrown incisors (front teeth) that provoke them to continually gnaw on things, which could be a significant concern when involving types of cable or wiring in your home.

The most common types of mice in the Bronx region include house mice and deer mice. The majority of the rats that enter homes are either Norway rats or roof rats.


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Rodents are likely to encounter fleas, lice, and other parasites as they travel through trash and sewage. They are also known carriers of tularemia, salmonellosis, and other forms of dangerous disease. It is very unlikely that property would be home to mice and rats, as they are natural enemies. Rodents are mainly nocturnal, and those with a problem often hear these creatures rummaging through walls and attics at night. 

The Ways That Rodents Get Indoors

Because of their small frame, mice can easily fit through tiny openings near the ground level areas of the foundation or doors and windows.

Some types of rodents who encounter exterior spaces that are water damaged will burrow or chew their way inside. Roof rats that gain access to the upper exterior of the home will potentially enter through a chimney or any holes that have developed. 

Tips For Preventing Mice And Rats

Looking to keep rodents from getting into your property? We have a few suggestions to help:

  • Keep tree branches, bushes, and other types of vegetation trimmed back away from the home. Remember that roof rats might try using overhanging branches to seek points of entry on upper floors.
  • Closely inspect the home’s exterior near the foundation for any crevices or other openings, and fill these voids with caulk or sealant designated for outdoor applications.
  • When placing trash bags containing food scrap outdoors, they should be put inside receptacles with tightly fitting lids.
  • Avoid placing pet food bowls in garages or on patios, decks, or other outdoor areas that will attract hungry rodents.
  • Promptly remove fallen fruits and relocate firewood storage piles away from the property if possible.

Do I Need A Professional Pest Controller?

Far too many homeowners mistakenly try applying their do-it-yourself skills to the realm of pest control after noticing an intrusion. Many of the products being marketed to homeowners today have limitations that render them insufficient for entirely eradicating significant infestations. 
pest control professional will conduct a detailed interior and exterior assessment of the property to determine the extent of the intrusion accurately. Next, they will consult with you regarding the best treatment option for solving the problem. We diligently follow up on the results and always stand behind the quality of our work with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. 

Experience Provider Of Pest Control Solutions In The Bronx

In addition to rodents, the team with Hello Pest Control has many years of experience successfully eliminating bed bugs, cockroaches, stinging insects, and a host of other troublesome pests that plague homeowners in this area.

We are a locally-owned company with deep roots in this community; therefore, we have adopted many products and treatment methods that protect humans, pets, and the local ecosystem. Our technicians are trained according to the standards of the New York Pest Management Association and other leaders in the field.
Customers are encouraged to consider our year-round pest control and prevention plans. The Hello Pest Annual Plan offers ongoing protection from more than 40 of the leading pests found in this region.

Our Hello Pest Annual Plan PLUS includes all the great features of the basic plan and adds our Termite Protection Using Advance® Bait System, which has proven to be among the most effective options in the industry. 

Contact our office today to schedule an onsite inspection and estimate. Keep in mind that we now offer responsive same-day and emergency services for those with immediate concerns.

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My technician, Jason has been to my house 2X in a week and goes above and beyond his responsibilities to make sure I’m a satisfied customer. He’s professional, courteous, calls 20 minutes before arriving, & I like that he explains what he will do before he actually does it. He also answers all my questions. I’m thrilled to be a customer of Hello Pest Control. From the first phone call, I knew Allison knows how to satisfy her customers and Jason is an excellent employee that loves what he does!” 

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