Don't Let Rodents In Tampa Take Over Your Property

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There are lots of wild animals here in Tampa. The good news is that most of them do not want to live inside your home. Although you are unlikely to find a deer inside your living room, you might find rats in your chimney. Here are some things you should know about the rodents that invade homes here in Tampa and how to stop them before they get indoors.

Call EcoTech Pest Control Services if you want to schedule your home for a visit. We offer fast and effective rodent pest control in Tampa and are standing by if you need help dealing with an infestation indoors. Keep reading if you are here to learn more about these pests.

What Animals Are Considered Rodents?

Rodents are small to medium-sized mammals, categorized by their continuously growing teeth that they need to file down. Most rodents find ways to file down their teeth while doing something productive. Think about beavers. These big rodents use their teeth to gnaw down trees to build their dams. Inside homes, mice and rats chew holes through walls, nibble their way into boxes of food, and use their teeth for a whole lot of other shenanigans. If you are worried about different types of rodents getting into your home, you need some form of long-term prevention. The two best options for this are DIY exclusion tactics and professional services. 

Why Are Rodents In My Yard Around My Home?

Rodents are always on the lookout for tasty treats and places to live. They usually start by spending time around properties, munching on treats out of trash cans, sipping from areas of water build-up, and hiding under logs, bricks, porches, and other secluded places. If an opportunity presents itself for these furry pests to get into a home, they will, by all means, do so. If they find nice places to hide inside your wall voids, tasty food around your living areas, and things to drink, they will want to stick around. Your goal should be to stop these pests before they find a reason to invade your home.

How Can I Tell If Rodents Are Damaging My Home?

When rodents invade homes, they sometimes do so with force, this might involve chewing holes through exterior siding, nibbling through drywall, and creating pathways through wall and ceiling voids. If your home has an active house rodent problem, here are some ways they might damage things indoors:

  • Rodents chew holes through walls.
  • Rodents chew holes into food boxes.
  • Rodents tear up insulation, fabrics, and paper to build their nests.Rodents nibble on the legs of furniture.
  • Rodents sever electrical wires inside walls causing random electrical outages.
  • Rodents gnaw on water piping and which can lead to moisture problems.
  • Rodents defecate and create urine pillars indoors which is unsightly.

If you don’t want small rodents nibbling on things inside your home, you need some form of quick rodent control to get and keep them out.

How To Stop A Rodent Infestation Forming In Your Tampa Home?

A professional pest control plan is the only way to stop rodents in Florida. For fast and effective identification, removal, and prevention, let our EcoTech Pest Control Services team know you need help. We will send a technician your way to assess the situation inside your home and implement fast control methods to deal with any and all rodents causing your trouble.

Call us today if you want to learn more about our services and find a treatment time that works best for your Tampa home.