One of the most common pests that get into homes in the cold weather is a rodent. The rodents that are found most often are either a mouse or a rat. They are both nasty little critters and hated by many and for good reason. One of the main problems that people have with rodents are they cause a serious amount of physical damage. There are stories that people have shared where a rodent has chewed through plastic wrapping and even their kid’s bottles. They are also destructive in areas that you may not see. They get inside the walls of a home and attic and chew through the wires around the insulation. They are doing that because they need some items to help build their nest. It is always a good idea to have a rodent infestation of any size treated as soon as possible. You also should know how rodents are getting in your home and what you can do to stop it from happening.
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Rats Can Come Up Through the Toilet: This is the scariest way that rodents get into a home. Rodents are extremely good at swimming and are able to swim quite a long distance too. Rats live down in the sewer lines where they are happy to spend time in the filthy water. There are cases that show a rat will swim up the sewer lines and find an outlet somewhere. That somewhere can be up to a drain and even out of a toilet bowl. If the rat is coming up the toilet bowl they will get in the bowl and jump right out. Now they have full access to the home to nest and breed. The best way to stop a rodent from coming in through the toilet bowl is to keep the lid closed. The lid will not stop it from entering the bowl but it will stop it from exiting the bowl and getting in your home.
Rodents Enter Through Open Electrical Outlets if Not Sealed: Your home is outfitted with electrical wiring. The wiring is run through the walls and to a particular spot to allow an outlet to be placed. The outlet means there is a large hole in the wall with a plastic outlet over it. The plastic cover can be damaged and that means that the hole is exposed. A rodent such as a mouse can easily slip through that hole and that makes a path for them to travel easier through your home. The best way to prevent this from happening is to make sure that the covers and outlets are in good shape and not broken in any way.
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If you are concerned that rodents of any kind are getting into your home you need to have a rodent inspection. You also need to be sure that you suspected infestations handled as soon as possible before it gets worse. Contact the experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control for all your pest control needs.