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Rodent-Proofing Your Del Rio Attic And Basement: A Comprehensive Approach

Serving Del Rio, Eagle Pass & Surrounding Areas
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What would you do to ensure you don’t wake up and find rodents inside your home? Most people dislike these pests. This is for a good reason. Rodents are among some of the most dangerous and problematic creatures on the planet, especially for homeowners. If you have not taken the time to implement exclusion and prevention tips to keep them out of your home, you are in the right place.

Call our team at Gold Start Exterminators - Del Rio if these furry pests are already indoors and you want them gone. We will share some of our options for rodent removal and find a plan to help you combat your problem. Otherwise, keep reading to discover some simple ways to keep rodents out of your basement, attic, and home. 

Understanding The Rodent Threat In Del Rio Homes

Understanding rodents is extremely important, especially if you want to keep these pests out of your home. The first thing you should know about these furry creatures is that they have sharp front incisor teeth. They use this feature to their advantage, chewing holes through walls, nibbling their way into food boxes, and tearing up materials to build their nests.

Another advantage different types of rodents have is dexterity. Rats and mice both climb up the exterior of homes and seek opportunities to invade from higher up. Certain rats can even get on top of roofs. Keeping this in mind, you must think of your home’s entire exterior when considering ways to prevent rodent infestations. 

Insulation Inspection And Rodent-Proofing Strategies

If you are trying to identify rodents inside your home, you might want to start by checking your insulation. If you find sections that are turned up, this could be a clear sign of rodent occupation. If you do not see any common signs of rodents, it might be time to seal up your home.

Here are some common prevention tips that would be a good idea to start with:

  • Use some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Make sure your doors and windows have proper seals and that they are in good working condition.
  • Address larger sections of damage to your home’s exterior.
  • Make sure your chimney has a rodent-proof cap.

For more help preventing rodents, talk with our team about our defensive services. 

Health Risks Associated With Rodent Presence Indoors

Living with any kind of rodent is a direct problem for your health. These pests do not understand the concept of cleanliness. They actively consume dirty items and live in filthy areas. This leaves them covered and filled with bacteria and other sickness-causing organisms. They then leave potential sickness around your home in the form of fecal droppings and urine.

Rodents also carry fleas and ticks indoors when they invade. These little pests are a danger in their own right.

When To Seek Professional Rodent Control Services

Getting rid of rodents does not have to be a chore. If you suspect these pests are inside your home, we would love to provide you assistance with giving them the boot.

Let us visit you to inspect your property and find out what you are up against. Once we know what types of rodents and how many there are, we will work out a treatment plan to get them out fast. We also have options to help you deal with other common and uncommon pest problems.

Call our team at Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio or click here to find out more about our local rodent control.