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American Pest sends one of our licensed pest control professionals to your home for an inspection. We explore all the nooks and crannies to determine how mice and rats may find a way into your home. We’ll seal those weak spots and entry points and put together a treatment plan, including tamper-resistant bait stations.
Some people hear “rodent”, and they think of rats. However, rodents (or, to give them their family name, Rodentia) encompass mice, chipmunks, and squirrels. Commensal rodents that share a space with humans inside the home include rats and mice, while squirrels and chipmunks tend to live outdoors. All can be deemed pests, though, and American Pest is on hand to help you with rodent control.
Rodent removal is one of many services provided by American Pest to residents of McCoole, Allegany County, Maryland. Rats and mice tend to find our homes and businesses most appealing over the fall and winter months, and our holistic strategies and proactive treatments stop that from becoming a reality.
At American Pest, we offer interior and exterior treatments for homes and businesses and provide follow-up inspections. Our Maryland service plans also come with American Pest’s Pest Free Pledge guarantee, while our SMART Pest Control service keeps tabs on mice and rat populations around your home.
Throughout history, poor rodent pest control has led to many diseases spreading through the human population – the most famous of which is arguably the Black Death. Today’s rodents are just as capable of passing on illnesses as they always have been. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM), Mycoplasma, Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, and Dysentery are just a handful.
When they aren’t spreading diseases through fleas, rodents can also contaminate areas with their feces. They breed remarkably quickly, and mice have a penchant for gnawing through electrical wiring, plastic piping, and wooden structures. Chewing electrical wiring can lead to fires, while pipe damage can mean flooding. Additional issues can include drywall, flooring, clothing, and insulation damage, alongside multiple sanitary problems.
Whether you are protecting homes or businesses in McCoole, MD, all the above are excellent reasons to put in a call to American Pest’s rodent pest control team.
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Without proper rodent control from American Pest, it can be tough to stop rodents from entering your property. You can fill any holes and cracks to prevent mice and rats from entering, but rodents are capable of squeezing through impressively small gaps, some as little as 2cm in diameter. Things you can try may include:
Homeowners and businesses in McCoole, MD, sometimes believe that getting a cat can help. Even if your cat is adequately motivated to cat rodents, it will seldom make much difference. Owing to their rapid reproduction rate, once rodents have sprung up on your property, you’ll likely need to contact American Pest for immediate assistance getting rid of the population.
There are a couple of tell-tale signs of rodent infestations in McCoole, MD. Some of the most notable ones include:
Any of these should be acted upon, as delaying treatment could result in the rodent infestation expanding exponentially. Furthermore, if you live in an apartment complex in McCoole, there is a greater risk of rodents spreading to other homes if you delay.