The Importance Of Timely Rodent Control In Somerset: Preventing Escalation

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Rodent control in Somerset is like preventive maintenance on your vehicle. It may not be exciting, and it's not always convenient, but it's one of the most effective ways to prevent serious problems down the line.

So whether or not you've actually seen a rodent in your home, the truth is that proactive rodent control is always a good idea. The harder you work to keep rodents away today, the lower your risks are for an infestation tomorrow.

We decided to write this helpful guide to make you feel confident about your next steps. We're not just covering rodent control by definition, but we're also explaining why it's essential.

If you already have a rodent infestation, you should know DIY methods aren't enough to get them back out. You need more effective solutions to defend your home, including the professional rodent control services of Guardian Exterminating.

But first, let's start with the basics.

What Is Rodent Control?

Rodent control is the process of eliminating rats and mice and then stopping future invaders from getting inside. The initial round of service may remove active invaders, while the second round of service ensures ongoing pest protection.

Experienced professionals can handle rodent control in a variety of ways. At Guardian Exterminating, we rely on a three-step process to defend residential and commercial homes:

  1. Identifying the type of rodent in your home, whether it's a Norway rat, a deer mouse, or something similar.

  2. Treating your infestation with glue boards, traps, baits, and other removal methods.

  3. Returning to your home on a regular basis to provide monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, or semi-annual treatments (one-time services are also available).

To begin moving forward with rodent control, please contact our team to request a no-obligation inspection.

Why Are Rodents So Hard To Get Rid Of?

We have evidence of rodent infestations going back thousands of years. Even with modern techniques and technologies, these pests are skilled at 'sticking around.'

For starters, rodents can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter. If your home has even a single gap, these pests can exploit it to get inside.

Rodents are also extremely fertile and can produce up to 10 litters per year. This can result in more than 60 new pups per female, which only adds to your ongoing rodent infestation.

You may be tempted to try DIY rodent control to slow the spread of these pests. However, the truth is that DIY alone isn't enough to remove infestations.

Here's why.

DIY Methods For Rodent Control: Is It Worth It?

The use of home remedies and over-the-counter rodent control treatments may be far less effective than you think. Depending on what you use and how you use it, you could even make the situation worse.

For example:

  • Most home remedies were designed to discourage rodent infestations, not get rid of them. This allows existing infestations to multiply freely in your home.

  • Over-the-counter products may be dangerous at high concentrations and potentially put children and pets at risk.

  • Some rodents are intelligent enough to avoid common retail traps, meaning you need a more professional approach with the help of seasoned experts.

If you genuinely want to get rid of rodents in the greater Somerset area, you need to turn to the team at Guardian Exterminating.

Professional Rodent Control Tailored To Somerset Homes

Guardian Exterminating is the area's favorite provider of Somerset rodent control services. We offer year-round support for rodent activity and can customize our approach to meet your needs.

For a no-obligation inspection of your local home, contact our office today. We would be happy to book an in-person visit and provide a free estimate as soon as possible.