how to remove rodents from my home professionally

Rodent infestations in a residence can happen at any time. The most common types of rodent you might find in your house include mice, Norway rats and roof rats. Of these three, mice are the smallest, but all three can quickly proliferate if they are not removed.

Mice are found in just about every location in the US, Norway rats generally live inland, and roof rats are typically found in coastal areas. Norway rats are probably the easiest to identify as they are quite large, do not climb well, have coarse brown to gray fur, and are generally found on lower floors, or outside near the house. Roof rats are much smaller, have big ears, black to gray fur, climb very well, and are generally found in attics and on roofs. Both types are much larger than mice, and it’s usually easy to differentiate.

Rats are somewhat easier to remove from a residence than mice, simply because they are much bigger and thus need larger holes to enter. Mice can get inside a house through a hole as small as 3/8 of an inch. Rats need about a half inch hole. However, rats are extremely suspicious of anything new in their environment, which makes them harder to trap for a DIY homeowner.

If you have a rodent problem in your house, the best course of action is to hire a pest control company to remove them professionally.

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