While you may think rodents are cute, they are also pests. Mice and rats can cause damage to homes and spread disease to your family. Plus, an infestation is very hard to eradicate once it is established.
If you’ve seen one mouse in your house, chances are there are more hiding out of sight. Rodents like mice and rats multiply quickly, with a single female producing as many as 50 offspring a year. That’s a lot of rodents that could be lurking in your home. These steps will help you keep mice out of your Phoenix, AZ area home.
Clean Up Debris and Trash
Debris scattered around your yard not only makes it look cluttered, but it also acts as a cover for rodents seeking shelter. Cleaning up trash that is laying around ensures that critters will have to go across open spaces to get to your house.
Attract Natural Predators
Rodents, even large roof rats, have natural predators. In Phoenix that means dogs, cats, large birds like owls and even coyotes. Adopting a couple of barn cats or learning how to attract an owl can help control the rodent population.
Look for Signs of Activity
Rodents leave tell-tale signs that they are around. That means you don’t have to actually see one to know they have moved in. If you notice any of these signs of a rodent infestation, it may be time to call for help:
- Half-eaten citrus fruit
- Cat or dog food that goes missing
- Noises in the walls or attic
- Pets actively sniffing the walls or staring at the ceiling
Banish Rodents Today
If you have seen a mouse or rat in your home, or even if you have noticed signs they might be around, we can help. Contact Action Termite and Pest Control to stop rodents from becoming a problem.