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The Most Effective Rodent Control For Salem County Homes

October 15, 2022

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The reason why we lock our doors and windows at night is that we want to feel secure. Our houses are a refuge and barrier between us and the crazy world outside our doors. We go home and lock the doors so that we can relax with a sense of security. It is upsetting when someone breaks into our house or something like a rodent breaches our sense of security. When we sense that a rodent is in the walls, crawlspace, attic, or basement, our sense of security is under attack. 

If you have rodents in your house, it is time to call the Salem County pest control team from Preferred Termite And Pest Control. We have been solving pest problems for over a decade; we can remove rodents from your home. 

Common Types Of Rodents That Invade Salem County Homes

Rodents in New Jersey that enter homes include:

  • Chipmunks: This rodent does not intentionally enter houses. If it does get into a home, it will try to leave as quickly as possible. 

  • Mice: This rodent will create a nest inside a house. It burrows into the insulation in the walls, attic, and other areas. 

  • Rats: This rodent creates nests in the basement and under debris or undisturbed materials.

  • Squirrels: If this rodent can access your home, it will come into the house for food, wreak havoc, and then exit to its outdoor nest. 

  • Raccoons: Although it prefers to stay outdoors, Racoons will nest under the porch, in chimneys, and attics. 

Of the types of rodents listed above, rats and mice are the ones you are most likely to encounter in your Salem County house. Two rat species are common in New Haven homes: Norway and roof rats. Deer, house, and white-footed mice are the three mice species found in many New Haven homes. 

Rodents Around The House Can Spread Disease And Cause Damage

All rodents are potential carriers of disease. Diseases Norway and roof rats spread include leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, and salmonellosis. In addition to the infection rats carry, house mice also spread lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM). White-footed mice may transmit the same diseases and be vectors for hantavirus. 

The viruses and bacteria causing disease spread through direct contact with the rodent when handling a dead or live rodent without proper protection or when bitten by a live rodent. Indirect communication of disease occurs through surfaces contaminated by the rodent's urine, feces, or saliva. When these wild rodents enter houses, they bring guests in the form of fleas, mites, and ticks. If these insects are infected, they may also spread pathogens when biting household members. 

Four Naturally Effective Rodent Exclusion Tips

To protect your family and to have a sense of security, here are four tips for rodent control:

  1. Remove debris from the property

  2. Store all trash in closed containers

  3. Seal off entry points into the home

  4. Keep the house clean 

Water and food attract different types of rodents to your New Haven home. Removing attractants from your home will deter rodents from entering your house. 

The Pros To Call For Total Rodent Control In Salem County

If you are searching for "pest control near me," Preferred Termite And Pest Control is your answer. We will inspect your New Haven property identifying the rodents based on their droppings, hot spots, eyewitness accounts, and entry points. Based on the rodent, we will create a custom removal treatment strategy to remove rodents from your home. We will also work with you to seal entry points and remove attractants from your property. Contact us today for a free estimate so you can feel secure in your home again!

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