Rodents can be a problem year-round, seeking warmth in winter, emerging in spring, and breeding nonstop in warmer months. Urine, droppings, bad odors, the sound of scratching or pitter-patter all point to a rodent problem. Don’t ignore them, they multiply quickly!
Treating a rat problem is a lot different than treating a mice problem. The first step in stopping an infestation is identifying what you’re dealing with.
A few notable differences:
|Size||Stay small||Can grow large|
|Tails||Thick and furry||Thinner and scaly|
|Droppings||Small and pointy||Large and blunt|
|Sounds||Too small to make sounds you can hear through walls||Large enough that you’ll hear their steps and scratches|
|Behaviors||Less cautious; easier to trap||More cautious; avoid traps|
Both rats and mice breed quickly, so if you see one, chances are a lot more are hiding in your home.
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A rodent infestation can damage your foundation, HVAC system, insulation, roof, attic and more, adding up to thousands of dollars in repairs. Rodents can also chew on wires and cause electrical damage. Even more alarming, they eat and contaminate your food, leaving urine and fecal matter behind!
Rodents are notoriously hard to manage, but smart prevention habits include the following:
In our experience, people who try tackling a rodent infestation on their own experience tremendous difficulties and end up taking longer to solve their rodent problem. Do take advantage of our free pest inspection for a plan of attack that will save you time, money and aggravation.
Let Ecola be your first line of defense against rodent invasions! With Ecola’s Rodent Exclusion, a certified technician will return to your home weekly for one month to check rodent traps. We’ll also clean urine and fecal matter, seal potential entry points, remove attractants, and assess other vulnerabilities in your property.
TAP® insulation helps you keep warmth in, pests out, and energy costs low. It’s a borate based pest control solution that pays for itself with a lifetime of energy savings!