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Are Rodents Causing Trouble In Your Hammond Home?

January 15, 2023 - Rodents

Hammond, LA, is known for being the home of Southeastern Louisiana University, the location of the bustling Hammond Historic District, and having close proximity to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, Hammond is also known for having pests infiltrate households throughout the year. Different pests are drawn to local homes depending on the season and weather, and rodents can be a problem year-round. If rodents are destroying your Hammond home, don't hesitate to contact DAT Exterminating for effective rodent pest control in Hammond

Identifying a Rodent Problem In Your Home

If you have rodents lurking in your Hammond house, you'll need expert rodent control to safely deal with the situation. Unsure if you have a rodent problem in your home? No matter what kinds of rodents may be in your home, here are some clear signs of their presence:

  • Rodent squeaks
  • Urine stains
  • Small droppings found throughout the home
  • Holes and gnaw marks found in paper and food packages
  • Chewed electrical wires
  • Oily or dusty footprints 
  • Nesting materials or actual nests
  • Scratching sounds coming from within walls

Whether you're dealing with large or tiny rodents, one or more of these signs could point to a potential rodent problem in your home, including an infestation.

Rodents Can Cause Problems In Your Home

Different types of rodents somehow bring the same problems into your home. Whether you're dealing with mice, gophers, pack rats, ground squirrels, roof rats, or any other types of rodents, it's important to be aware of the problems that all rodents can cause to your Hammond home. Rodents can:

  • Worsen existing allergies
  • Cause asthma attacks and potentially severe complications
  • Bring fleas and ticks that carry diseases
  • Contaminate food with their unsanitary body and feces
  • Make you, your family, and your pets sick
  • Leave behind feces and urine
  • Damage furniture, books, important documents, personal belongings, wires, and insulation 

Be sure to call the experts if you suspect that there is a rodent lurking inside your home.

Factors That Attract Rodents To Your Property

If you're sure that you have a rodent problem in your home, you'll want to take measures to prevent any more rodents from being attracted to your property. Some factors that attract different types of rodents include:

  • Holes or cracks that rodents can crawl through, including open windows and doors
  • Bird baths and pet food bowls
  • Sources of water
  • Sources of food
  • Exposed garbage and trash, especially close to the home
  • Tree branches and shrubs close to the roof of the home

Removing some of the things that rodents are attracted to could potentially help you deter any future rodent infestations from happening in the future. 

The Most Effective Rodent Control For Your Home

For the most reliable and effective rodent control for your Hammond home, contact our expert team at DAT Exterminating. At DAT Exterminating, we're the black and gold of pest control, and we strive to provide you with the best-in-class service in the pest control industry. Our thoroughly trained technicians will stop at nothing until you and your Hammond household are safe against all pests. With more than a decade of experience, our team at DAT Exterminating is equipped with the most advanced techniques to treat your Louisiana home. Additionally, we treat rodents, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, mosquitos, termites, and a number of other area pests.

We assure you that our technicians always go above and beyond when it comes to eliminating any pest issue that you may have. We stand by our customers by providing them with the honesty and transparent business practices that they deserve. 

If you need help with a rodent problem, or any other sort of pest problem, give us a call today and request your free inspection. We'll make you feel right at home!

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