What Should I Do If I See a Rodent in My Home?

by October 10, 2022

As winter is approaching, getting your home ready for the cold winds and snow is important to keep you and your family warm during these cold winter months. But making sure your home does not have any entry points for mice or rats to sneak in and enjoy your cozy warmth is also crucial to avoid a rodent infestation. If you see a rodent in your home, it is important to address the issue immediately by putting out traps or setting up a bait and trap system outside your home while it is still warm enough for the rodents to be outside. If you see more than one mouse or if you are seeing it frequently, it is possible that you already have an infestation. Giving your trusted pest control service a call now to eliminate your rodent infestation will prevent damage and risk of your rodent problem getting worse.  Before rodents have all winter to chew up your cords, wires, books, and stored blankets with nowhere else to go because of the blustery winter weather, a pest professional can quickly and safely eliminate the infestation so you don’t have any damage or messes to clean up in the spring.

 At first sight

Setting out a trap in a location that won’t be easily tripped by your toddler or even your pet, like beside the refrigerator or under your kitchen sink, is a good first response after seeing a single rodent in your home. If you catch the rodent and you never see another one or any evidence that a mouse or rat is in your home, then all is well. But if the mouse or rat proves difficult to trap or you are able to trap it but you continue to see rodents in your home, your next step is to call in a professional pest control service.

Rodent risks

Rats and mice are always on the lookout for food and they will destroy boxes, packages, and plastic bags to get to it. If you unknowingly eat food that has been exposed to a rodent, you could be at risk of inhaling harmful bacteria that could lead to diseases such as listeria, salmonella, and strep infections.

Rodents also can multiply quickly. Rats have between eight and eighteen babies in a single litter. Mice can also have up to fourteen babies at one time. If you wait too long to address the rodent issue, you could be dealing with an enormous rodent infestation in a very short period of time.

Call a professional

Thankfully, a professional pest control technician is only a call away. Professionals have the equipment, plan, and experience to quickly eliminate a rodent infestation. By hiring an eco-friendly pest control company, you get the added bonus of knowing that technicians are not spraying harmful chemicals or leaving out poison in your home to try to eliminate the infestation. Mice and rats will certainly be removed from the premises quickly without putting your family or pets at risk. For the best pest control company in Downingtown PA, give Environmentally Considered Pest Control, or ECPC a call today.