If you’ve noticed strange noises on your walls, chewed-up wires, or droppings all over the floor, you may have a rodent infestation. Rodent infestations are a common problem in homes across the country. They can cause much damage if left untreated.

This blog post will discuss some of the damages rodents can cause to your home and property. We’ll also provide tips on getting rid of them and preventing them from returning. So if you think you have a rodent problem, you should take immediate action.

Rodent Nesting Is The #1 Cause Of Residential Damage

One of the most destructive effects of a rodent infestation is rodent nesting damage. Rodents like to nest in warm, dark places, and your attic and walls fit the bill perfectly. Not only will they build their nests out of materials like insulation, but they’ll also gnaw on electrical wires, beams, and framing.

The damage related to rodent nesting can create serious safety hazards and lead to costly repairs. 

Here Are Some Typical Signs Of Rodent Infestation

Chewed wires

Rodents chew through anything they come across, and wires are no exception. Chewed wires represent a severe fire hazard for your home and an interruption to your electrical service.

Ruined Insulation

Rodents like rats and mice are attracted to warm, dry places to build their nests. Unfortunately, insulation provides the perfect environment for them to do just that. Rodents can also contaminate the insulation with their feces and urine. This contamination makes it less effective and prunes to rot.

Damaged Beams & Framing

Rodents like to nest in these areas, and over time their nesting activities can weaken the structure of the beams and framing. Rodent nesting can lead to a collapse of the roof or walls. 

Gnawed Furniture

Rodents are known for their propensity to damage home furniture. They can cause significant damage in a short amount of time, gathering materials for their nest. 

Shredded Papers

Shredded paper is relatively easy to find and collect, making it an ideal nesting material for rodents, threatening essential documents and books at home. The small pieces of paper provide insulation and padding, using their sharp teeth to shred the paper into the desired size and shape quickly.

How To Keep Rodents Off My Property?

First and foremost, rodents are looking for food and shelter. If you can eliminate their food and water sources, you’ll go a long way in keeping them away from your property. Keep all food in sealed containers, and do not leave any water overnight.

In addition, it is essential to seal up any openings that rodents could use to gain access to your home. Cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows and doors, and holes in screens are all potential entry points. If you suspect you have a rodent problem, contact rodent control services immediately to prevent further damage.

Hire Professional Rodent Removal Services

Have you been noticing uninvited visitors around your home or business? 1st Choice Pest Solutions offers professional rodent removal services to take care of your rodent problem quickly and efficiently. Our experienced team will identify the entry points rodents are using to gain access to your property and seal them off to prevent future invasions.

We’ll also remove any existing rodents from your premises, so you can rest assured that your home or business is free of these unwanted pests. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, and let us help you eliminate your rodent problem.