The Best Way To Get Rid Of Rodents In Northwest Arkansas

Rodents have a way of getting what they want, especially when it comes to invading homes to find comfort. Throughout history, these invasive pests have crawled, chewed, and quick-witted their way into some of the most secure locations on the planet. Even the white house has had its run-ins with rodents over the decades, and for these pests, that is the pinnacle of living big. If rodents keep invading your Northwest Arkansas home, here is the absolute best way to get them out and keep them out for good. 

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In order to effectively prevent rodents, you must have at least a basic understanding of their habits, diet, and nature. To start, let's break down the three most common home-invading rodents in our area; mice, rats, and squirrels.

Mice are smaller rodents with round bodies, pointy noses, and long, thinly haired tails. The most common species in our area is the house mouse. This dusty grey mammal has a cream-colored belly and grows to eight inches long. One advantage mice have over other area rodents is their size and ability to squeeze through small holes. In most cases, a mouse only needs an opening the size of a dime to squeeze into a home.

Rats are one of the largest home-invading rodents and have longer bodies, heavier rumps, and long scaly tails. In our area, Norway rats are the most common and likely culprit to invade your home. This brown night dweller has scattered black hairs, a grey to white underside, and can grow to over sixteen inches long. One thing that helps these pests invade homes is their sharp and strong front teeth, which can chew through wood, plastic, vinyl, plaster, soft concrete, and even aluminum.

Squirrels are agile rodents that prefer living outdoors but will occasionally look for ways to come indoors. In our area, tree squirrels are the most common and identified by their grey or sometimes yellow, red, or brown color and a white underbelly. When looking to get into a home, squirrels use their strong legs, fast movements, and adept climbing ability to search high and low for entry points.

Why DIY Doesn't Always Work With Rodents

When rodents invade a home, getting them out is not always an easy task; this is especially true for rats and mice because they are prolific breeders and hyper-intelligent. They use their smarts and quick wits to adapt to their environment, learning what areas are dangerous, how to avoid humans, and when to scavenge for food.

If you suspect your home has a rodent problem, here is what we recommend. Start by evaluating your problem. If you suspect only one or two rodents are in your home, place spring traps baited with peanut butter near areas that you suspect they are traveling. If you catch your home intruders within a week and your problem subsides, awesome! If not, do not hesitate to call a professional pest control provider.

Why Call Rumble Pest Solutions of Arkansas For Rodents

Once rodents start breeding, they become impossible to stop, that is, at least without help from a professional. At Rumble Pest Solutions of Arkansas, we have the industrial-grade equipment and advanced pest control strategies needed to remove rodents from your property effectively. We also offer year-round protection plans to help deter a wide range of pests, including rodents. No matter what you are looking for in terms of pest control, you'll find your best solution here.

Call our team today to learn more about our comprehensive pest control services and schedule your Northwest Arkansas property for a service visit. Learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control solutions.

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