Are You Struggling With Rodent Control Methods In New Jersey?

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Trying to deal with a rodent infestation can feel an awful lot like torture. You think you find relief only to learn that these pests are not going away any time soon. The only thing that brings comfort is those moments of silence when you think you have finally solved the problem. If you have found yourself in this terrible loop, we have some things for you to think about today. Today's article shares what you need to know about different kinds of rodents and how to properly control these pests in New Jersey. However, feel free to contact Heritage Pest Control if you are done trying to handle these furry pests on your own. We have amazing options for rodent pest control in New Jersey and we are ready to visit your property.

How To Identify Common Types Of Rodents In New Jersey

Many common rodents might get into your home in New Jersey. You must know how to identify different unique species. Let's start with the house mouse. This furry rodent is 2 1/2 to 3 3/4" long, has dusty grey fur, and a light-colored belly. Next up is the deer mouse. This rodent is 3 to 6 1/2" long, greyish to reddish brown, and has a lighter colored belly. Finally, there is the Norway rat and the roof rat. The Norway rat is 7 to 9 1/2" long with an about equal-sized tail and has brown fur with intermixed black hairs and a white underside. The roof rat is 16" long with its tail and has brown fur with a grey, white, or black underside. Call our team if you want help with what types of rodents are inside your home. We can also help you spot the signs of rodents indoors and offer some simple options to get them out fast.

The Diseases Spread By Rodents

You might already know this, but rodents can make you sick. Although they can spread sickness through their bites, you are much more likely to contract a harmful disease by interacting with this pest’s fecal droppings or urine. Common ailments rodents spread are salmonellosis, hantavirus, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis.

Another way rodents get people sick is by carrying harmful fleas and ticks into homes. These small parasitic bugs spread diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, murine typhus, and the bubonic plague.

Total Rodent Prevention For New Jersey Homes

Our goal is to help you get and keep rodents out of your home. If you are not currently dealing with these pests around your living areas, you may be able to keep them out with these simple prevention tips. Here are some methods we recommend to prevent wild rodents:

  • Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation using some steel wool and liquid cement.
  • Address damage to doors and windows and make sure they are properly sealed.
  • Repair damage to gutters, address moisture build-up, and make sure your piping is in good working order.
  • Clean, clean, and clean some more.
  • Reduce the clutter in and around your home.

If you are dealing with these furry pests inside your home, check out our effective rodent control options at Heritage Pest Control.

The Pros To Call For Safe And Effective Rodent Control

No one should have to live with rodents. To combat these pests inside your home, let our team know you need help. Heritage Pest Control is a local company that is dedicated to your success. We will implement fast-working methods to remove these furry pests from your property. If you need help keeping scary rodents out of your home year-round, ask us about our options.

Contact our team now to discover what methods we offer to control rodents and schedule an appointment for your New Jersey home and property.

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