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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Here’s the thing about rodents, they are a potential threat throughout the year. While some pests hideaway for the winter, rodents remain active. It’s important to protect your home throughout the whole year, especially during the winter months. Winter is a common time for wildlife to seek out your home for warmth and shelter. With close proximity to food (your garbage and cupboards), they have it made. At the first signs you notice, action is needed!
The rodents that commonly invade properties in Virginia are house mice, field mice, roof rats, and Norway rats. To identify which one you may be dealing with, feel free to view our pest guide.
If you haven’t actually observed which pest is running around your home, there are signs to look for that give them away:
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to seek professional help right away.
To keep rodents out of your Virginia home you should put some prevention measures in place:
It’s hard to guarantee that rodents will stay out by only using DIY pest control alone. Just when you think they’re gone, they come back. They are persistent, and they're chewing never stops. Rodents are pests that need to be taken very seriously. They pose a threat to you, your family, and your property. Not only can their incessant gnawing cause costly repairs, water damage, and fire hazards, but they bring pathogens into your home and can spread illnesses. Their chewing and defecating can contaminate food supplies, and their smell can be strong. To learn about all the problems rodents can cause, check out our article about the dangers of rodent infestations in Virginia. Rodents are pests you want out as soon as possible, and should take any steps possible to assure they will not return.
Rodents are one of the most difficult pests to remove from your home, contact the professionals at RichPro Pest Management, Inc. to protect your home, family, and friends from these dangerous
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