Rodent Control Done Right For Streator Properties

No matter what pests are pestering you, Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators can help you find answers to your questions or provide you with professional pest control in Streator. We also help you by providing resources like this blog so you can tackle small problems or take steps to make your pest control as effective as possible. Today, we're going to look at common rodent pests. We'll explain how different types of rodents create different problems; we'll cover why effective rodent control is critical; and we'll get into ways you can identify and remove factors that attract rodents. Along the way, you'll learn the secret habits that bring rats and mice into your yard, why they want to live with you, and more importantly, what you can do to get rid of them for good. If you need immediate assistance with a rodent problem, remember that we're only a phone call away.

 Streator's Secret Weapon To Complete Rodent Control

Rodent control is hard. If you need help keeping rodents out of your home, remember that Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators can take a lot of the hard work off your plate. We understand rodent pests, and our technicians use industry-leading home pest control solutions to get effective and sustainable control of rodents. If you'd like to discuss your rodent concerns, we're here to listen. You can reach out to us by text, e-mail, or phone. You don't have to live with rodents. Not ever.

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The Kinds Of Rodents That Invade Streator Properties

There are two kinds of rodents in Streator that will get into your home. Yard rodents that would rather live outdoors and common house rodents that prefer to live indoors indefinitely. We're not going to discuss the third kind of rodents, which are the rodents that never get into homes. If you're curious about them, check out our blog posts about voles.

Temporary invaders are rodents that aren't able to find an ideal environment inside your home—well, mostly. The most common rodent in this group is the grey squirrel. They bound across your yard, scramble up trees, and nibble on nuts. In most cases, that's all they do. A similar animal is the chipmunk. It has a preference for woodland habitats and doesn't have any interest in living inside your home.

In the category of temporary invaders, we have two that are worth considering closely. They are the Norway rat and the deer mouse.

  • Norway Rats: These are big brown rodents that burrow in the ground. If not given sufficient reason to live in your home, they may never try. But, Norway rats that get inside and find food may decide to stay. If they do, they can create many serious issues.
  • Deer Mice: These little rodents have a tawny and white coloration like a deer. While they can get into your home and stay permanently, they are more at home in a shed, outbuilding, storage locker, or garage. In your home, they'll likely create a nest in your attic space. While in many ways, deer mice aren't as troublesome as house mice, they present a risk for Hantavirus, which is important to consider.
    Now it is time to look at the worst kind of rodent in the world. It isn't much to look at but boy can it cause trouble inside your home. It is aptly called the house mouse.
  • House Mice: These mice are gray or brown with a cream-colored underbelly. They live in wall voids, drop-down ceiling voids, attic spaces, storage rooms, and other secluded spaces. They reproduce quickly and grow large populations if food permits. As they move about in your home, they do things that are harmful.

We're going to look at how you can control all of these rodents and take extra measures to address house mice. Before we do, it is essential to consider the risks of having rodents in your home. While rodents are small animals, they are not a small problem. 

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Rodents Spread Disease And Damage Property

All rodents carry ticks and fleas. The number of diseases carried by ticks is greater than fleas and rodents combined. They present a growing threat to the health of Streator residents every year. Ticks are associated with Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, bartonellosis, and many more.

All rodents leave their droppings and urine as they explore the interior of your home. They even leave this material where they sleep. As they explore your kitchen cabinets and pantry, their tiny hairs are a source of disease contamination. They may also leave fecal pellets in food or on dishes. In your attic, they soil your insulation which creates a smell that is not only offputting, it is a scent that attracts more rodents. Along with the bad odor is the risk of disease. If you have rodents in your attic, always wear a mask or respirator when going up there.

Certain rodents are a bacterial threat. They climb in trash containers and are exposed to germs and parasitic worms. When they climb around in your kitchen or pantry, these contaminate food packages, surfaces, shelves, dishes, and silverware.

When rodents crawl around inside your home, they chew holes. They can make holes in food packages, allowing the contents to spill out onto your shelves and floor. They can chew holes in baseboards, sheet rock, and other wall materials as they go in and out of your wall voids. They chew holes in weatherstripping, door sweeps, and door frames, allowing other pests to enter. This also creates the conditions for moisture damage. 

How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Rodents

Now we get to the meat and potatoes of our discussion on rodent control in Streator. You know what rodents to expect in your home and what those pests do as they explore your home. Here are some management tips that will help you identify factors that lead to or inspire rodent infestation and steps to keep rodents out. It all begins in your yard.

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