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Rodents are not only pests that you don't want to find anywhere near your property, but they can also be problematic. For one, rodents can cause significant damage to any space. They are chewers and will chew through wires, wood, or even belongings. This can lead to costly electrical or structural damage. If you see signs of rodents living in your space, such as rips, tears, or teeth marks on food boxes, or an odor or strange smears along baseboards, you may have a rodent problem. If this sounds daunting, it can be. Thankfully, with the help of pest control professionals in Georgia, you can be rid of pesky rodents.

The Dangers of Rodents

Not only do rodents cause damage to property, they are also dangerous because of health reasons. Rodents can spread a wide range of diseases, including salmonella, hantavirus, rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, and more. These diseases can make people very sick, not only through contact with rodents but also through contact with their waste, which can produce airborne contaminants. Moreover, rodents can also carry parasites that can come into your space and spread disease as well. The truth of it is you simply don't want rodents anywhere near you or your home.  

Tips to Keep Rodents Away

There are some things that can be done to keep rodents from wanting to make your home their home. Rodents like mice and rats are always on the lookout for food and water sources. Seal up any food in airtight containers. Keep dog food put away as well. Mice and rats also need somewhere to call home. To deter them from finding it where you live, seal up any cracks or openings around the exterior of the home to eliminate a way in. Also, remove any debris and trash around the yard that would make great nesting places. These tips can go a long way in keeping rodents from your home, but they still may find a way. In these instances, it is best to turn to professionals for help.

Professional Rodent Control

Do It Yourself Techniques can help to keep rodents away, but they aren't always foolproof. So what do you do when rodents become a problem? To get the job done right, be sure to contact professional rodent control experts at Pest Force. Our experts have the knowledge to get rid of rodent infestations quickly and safely. Because of our years of experience, our team understands how to tackle rodent problems in the best way and will deliver solutions that leave you with a pest-free environment. Let the professionals not only get rid of the persistent rodent problem but also keep rodents from returning. We can do that for you.

If you suspect you may have a mouse, rat, or other rodent problem, you don't have to put up with it any longer. Contact Pest Force to effectively keep rodents out of your home.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Rodents

Do Mice Like Cheese?

When you want to catch rodents running about your home, you may think about putting cheese out to draw them into a rodent trap. But the truth is, mice aren't really as fans of cheese like you may think. In fact, rodents actually prefer grains, vegetables, or sweet foods over cheese.

What is the Difference Between a Rat and a Mouse?

Rats and mice are both rodents and look similar, but they do have differences that can help tell them apart. Rats are larger and heavier than mice. They have shorter, thicker tails that are hairless. Mice, on the other hand, are smaller and more slender. Their tails are longer and covered in hair.

How Do Mice Get in the House?

Mice usually get into homes through cracks or holes that are around the home in walls, foundations, windows, or around doors. Because of their body shapes, they can often fit through holes that are smaller than you think. For instance, some can fit through holes as small as dimes. For this reason, not all homeowners recognize a mouse hole or other signs of infestation when they see it because the hole or damage is smaller than they think. To be safe, seal up all holes or cracks of any size when rodent-proofing your space.

 

Ants can be one of the most unpopular house guests. One day, you see a few of them crawling around; the next day, a whole hoard of ants have found their way into your home. An ant infestation can happen quickly. Thankfully, there are ways to notice an ant infestation and also to get rid of these unwanted pests.

The Problem With Ants

Ants may seem small and harmless, but the truth of the matter is these small pests can cause big problems. For one, ants can transmit bacteria or fungi that can get on your food or counters and spread around. Additionally, ants also can cause property damage, especially carpenter or acrobat ants, who love wood and will damage cabinets or other wood inside the home to build their nests. Homes with moisture issues are prime targets for these types of ants. Finally, ants will bite or sting when they feel threatened, which can be painful. It can also be especially harmful to those who have allergies or allergic reactions.

Ant Infestation Signs

To understand ant infestations, you must first understand how an ant colony works. In a colony, there are several different types of ants: the queen, the worker, and the scout. There is only one queen and a few scouts, and the rest of the ants are worker ants. Scout ants will search for food sources. Once they find a food source, they will then send signals and leave scents so the worker ants can find their way to the food source as well to bring it back to the colony. 

So, if you see just a few ants one day, this could actually be the scouts on the lookout for food. Then, as they send signals back to the worker ants, you will begin to notice more and more ants arrive throughout the next several days. Ants can be looking for crumbs left out or even wood, especially carpenter ants, as they use wood to build their nests. But no matter what the reason, once ants have found their way to your home, you will want to do everything you can to remove them for good.

How To Keep Ants Away

There are several steps you can take to keep ants away. First, clean up after yourself. Ants are on the lookout for food. If there’s any food left out on the countertop, on the floor, or anywhere in the kitchen, ants will find it. So be sure to seal up food, sweep floors, and wipe countertops. Next, ants can find their way into the tiniest spot in your home after a scout ant has left them a trail. Be sure to seal up any trouble spots around windows or doors or cracks anywhere in the home where ants could find their way in. Finally, sometimes it requires more than you can do. 

Contact professional pest experts to get rid of pesky ants once and for all. At Pest Force, we remove pests from the home and will ensure the job is done well every time. Call us today for more information or to set up an appointment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do Ants Eat?

Ants are omnivorous. They eat anything, such as other dead insects, plants, fruits, and more. When they come into the home, they can be attracted to almost anything, such as sweets, animal meat, fats, and almost anything humans eat.

What Time of Year Are Ants Most Active?

Ants are the most active during the warmer spring and summer months. As the cold sets in, ants begin to seek shelter and will do so in trees, deep in the ground, or under rocks. During this time, you may not see many of them in or around your home. But as the temperature warms up, be on the lookout for these creatures.

How Can Ants Carry 50xs Their Weight?

Ants can carry anywhere from 10 to 15 times their weight, depending on the type of ant. This is an amazing number because ants are so tiny. Ants have a greater and thicker cross-sectional area, much larger than other animals compared to their size. Because ants are mostly muscle, this allows them to be able to carry heavier weight. They also have sticky pads across their feet that allow them to move smoothly across surfaces and even carry heavy weight upside down.

 

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