Hattiesburg's Guide To Quick And Effective Rodent Control
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Hattiesburg's Guide To Quick And Effective Rodent Control

There are three kinds of rodents that commonly cause trouble in Hattiesburg. One type of rodent comes into our yard, damages lawns, chews bark, and damages landscape plants. We refer to these as lawn rodents. These rodents prefer outdoor living.

In the second group, there are some rodents that will invade structures on occasion. Chipmunks and squirrels are good examples. While they may try to seek shelter indoors, they'll feed on food sources in your yard, not in your pantry and kitchen.

The worst rodents are in the last group. They get into homes and feed on indoor food sources. In this group are rats and mice. When we talk about rodent control in Hattiesburg, we are referring to these two pests, for the most part, not squirrels, chipmunks, voles, gophers, and other rodents that prefer to live outdoors.

Join us today as we look at a few more differences between the different kinds of rodents in our region of the country. We'll look at what rats, mice, and squirrels do when they decide to live indoors, the best way to get rid of rodents, and our top tips for a rodent-free home. As always, we're here if you need help with a pest control issue. Your Havard Pest Control service team provides advanced pest and rodent control solutions in Hattiesburg.

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The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Rodent Problem

When you discover a rodent problem in your home, the quick and effective solution is to contact a licensed home pest control service provider. A trained technician uses specialized gear and field-tested strategies to get comprehensive control. Here's how it works.

  • A professional will inspect your property, consider conducive conditions, track the routes the rodents are using, catalog entry points, and construct a control plan.
  • When dealing with squirrels, your technician will use live traps and specialized exclusion devices that allow squirrels to leave but prevent reentry. Your technician will also address any squirrel pups in your home and reunite them with their mother.
  • When dealing with rats and mice, your technician will use snap traps to collect them for removal.
  • You cannot depend on relocating these animals due to their incredible reproductive speed and threat to public health.
  • During the control process, your technician will apply certain exclusions in key areas to prevent new rodents from entering your home.
  • Your technician will arrest all rodent activity in your home through follow-up services, monitoring, and inspections.

It is hard work controlling rats, mice, and squirrels. It is even harder when things don't go as planned. You can avoid the headaches of rodent control by hiring a professional. If you live in Hattiesburg, reach out to Havard Pest Control for guidance and service options. Request rodent control for rats and mice and wildlife control for squirrels.

Top Rat Prevention Tips: How To Keep Your Home Rodent-Free

Once the rodents are gone, how do you keep them from getting into your home again? Let's consider rat prevention, as the tips we use to control rats will also work for squirrels and mice. Rats are great climbers who run along branches and power lines like squirrels. Rats live in tree cavities and will chew holes to get into a home, just like mice. Here are some simple-to-understand tips that can keep all of these animals out:

  • Expanding foam injected into gaps, holes, and cavities in your exterior walls will remove an attractant that can make curious rodents gnaw and scrape to get inside.
  • Applying rodent guards on pipes, wires, and tree trunks can stop rodents from getting to your roof and finding a way inside.
  • Skirting under a shed will discourage rodents from nesting or hiding on your property. Skirting can also keep rodents out from underneath your back deck or stairs.
  • Removing ground clutter near your home and in your yard can discourage rats and mice as they use clutter to navigate.
  • Cleaning trash receptacles and keeping trash in covered containers removes smells that attract rodents. Rats and mice have an acute sense of smell and gravitate to any food smell, especially decaying food.

In most cases, steps like these will keep rodents from gaining access to your home. If rodent pressures increase, it is sometimes necessary to use bait stations to reduce populations. When bait is needed, connect with Havard Pest Control. We use tamper-resistant bait stations to get control of rodents on Hattiesburg properties. for rodent control near you. We'll help you find the right solution for your specific needs.

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