Rodent Control Services in Clover, NC
If you have cats, you might have found dead mice in your house. You might have thought, “How convenient is that? I won’t need to lay traps or use poison.” Unlike most household pests, mice are cute. Still, you should know mice and their rat cousins can also cause harm. Rodents bite, they might make you sick, and they can easily damage your home and even your car. That’s why it’s important to get professional rodent control for your home.
North Carolina has some abundant rodent species. So if you have a home infestation needing rodent control, a prompt response is critical. If you live in Clover and need fast, effective rat and mice control, reach out online or call 704-499-9922.
Keep Rodents Out
It’s easier to keep rodents outdoors than deal with them inside. Rats and mice enter through tiny spaces, so be sure to check for any openings around your home and close them with a sealant. Also, add weather-strip to doors and window gaps.
Rodents seek nourishment and safe shelter and might not leave your property if they’re comfortable building outdoor nests. Here’s a few things you can do to help keep mice off your property:
- Be sure outdoor garbage cans are tightly capped and no trash remains nearby.
- Pick any fruits and vegetables growing outside when ripe.
- Keep woodpiles and lumber at least 18 inches from your home.
- Keep your yard free from branches and other debris.
North Carolina Rodents
How can you spot rodents on your property? Here are some common species in and around Clover, NC.
Black Rat (Roof Rat)
These adaptable and resilient dark brown or black creatures measure nearly 1½ feet from nose to tail. If you see a large rodent fitting this description, you could have a black rat control issue on your hands.
Norway Rat (Brown Rat)
These heavy-bodied brown rodents typically enter a home’s lower level. They thrive outdoors by running and swimming (hence the name “sewer rat”). You can distinguish them from black rats by their blunt noses. If you spot Norway rats in or near your home, call a rat exterminator.
Deer mice are small and agile, with big back feet for jumping. Their fur has contrasting colors, reddish-brown on top and white feet, legs, and bellies.
Of course, house mice like houses and other buildings. These tiny rodents are gray with cream-colored bellies. Most are 2½ to 3¾ inches long. House mice eat nearly anything, but they love cereals and grains, so seal those pantry containers!
If you’ve seen any type of rodent in or around your home, don’t wait—contact Noosa Pest Management right away.
Detecting a Rodent Infestation
How can you tell if you need mice or rat control in your home? You might occasionally see rodents scampering, but they’re usually hiding somewhere. Check for droppings—which resemble dark grains of rice and tend to appear in clusters. You also might hear scurrying under the floor or teeth-grinding (bruxing).
Rodents are active at night, often using paths along baseboards and walls and leave behind dark, greasy smudges on paths often traveled. They also gather where it’s warm and might shred paper for nests. You can also check locations near food for evidence of hiding places.
Other signs of a rodent infestation include gnawing marks on plastic, wood, electrical wiring, etc. If you see chewed food packaging, that’s a sure sign. And since rats’ teeth grow continually, they’ll gnaw through pretty much anything.
Rodents reproduce rapidly, in large numbers. For example, a female rat has up to 20 babies in one litter and usually gives birth six times a year. A mouse has up to a dozen babies per litter and gives birth about ten times annually. And female babies can reach maturity and be fertile just nine weeks after birth!
Rodents and Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists several diseases spread directly from rodents to humans. Examples include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, plague, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, and others. Rodents can also transmit serious illnesses like Lyme disease, West Nile fever, and babesiosis to humans via fleas and ticks.
Rats and mice may look harmless—especially being small, furry mammals. But they aren’t pets like the domesticated rodents sold in pet stores. The filthy places where wild rodents scavenge for food make them a health risk for you and your family (including household pets).
Rodents can bring dangerous diseases into your home, so it’s critical to address their presence rapidly and efficiently by bringing in professional rat and mice exterminators.
Noosa’s Pest Control Approach to Mice & Rat Extermination
Our pest control solutions here in Clover are multi-faceted, which means also explore non-chemical pest control options. We take care with our mouse and rat control to avoid overexposing people, pets, and the environment to dangerous insecticides. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and stay up to date on:
- The area’s current pest situation
- The newest insecticides
- The best application methods
Why Choose Noosa for Rodent Control Services?
If you live in Clover and need rat or mice control, contact the professionals at Noosa Pest Management. Should you need rodent control, our dedicated team will do everything necessary to answer your questions and resolve the issue. For rodent control services, contact us online today or call (704) 499-9922.
Clover Rodent Control FAQs
You can, but it might be harder than you think. Since rodents usually roam at night, you might not realize how many there are. You also won’t know how many are “expecting,” so don’t be surprised to see the rodent population in your home grow rapidly.
While DIY rodent control methods might reduce the population briefly, any that remain will breed and restore their numbers, leaving you with a potentially bigger (and more expensive) problem than what you had initially. Have concerns? Call us to discuss the best plan for you with our rat and mice exterminators.
Getting rid of rodents is challenging. So having a professional mice and rat exterminator inspect your home is essential. Part of our process is finding spots in your home where rats and mice enter.
Noosa’s experts know where these critters hang out. We’ll find them, identify the species, and recommend a rodent control plan. Then, with your approval, we’ll apply interior and exterior treatments as needed. We’ll also make recommendations for future mice and rat control.
With Clover temperate climate, removing rodents effectively means booking our residential rodent control services annually. At Noosa, we check for rats, mice, and other pests. And should any pest problems arise between service visits, we’ll return at no charge.
While not all rodents spread disease, it’s more common than you might think. For example, rodents spread the plague in Medieval Europe—and it’s still around today. Likewise, humans with deer tick bites can become ill from Lyme disease, which might require years of recovery.
But disease isn’t the only threat rodents bring. What if their wire-chewing causes an electrical fire (hard to contain)? What if their wood-gnawing weakens a home’s frame? And what if these highly procreative animals continue to spread through your home?
Alarming on all counts! That’s why you need the experts at Noosa Pest Management. We serve Clover and the Greater Charlotte metro area.