Identifying Your Tulsa Rodent Invader

January 24, 2020

There are two kinds of rodents that invade Tulsa homes the most: Rats and mice. Rats are stout creatures with thick tails, small ears and rounded noses. Mice are smaller than rats and have bigger ears, pointed noses, and thin tails. It is easy to tell these two critters apart when they are next to each other, but it can be difficult when one is seen by itself for a quick moment. Fortunately, you don't have to know which of these pests you have to know that you need to get rid of them. You can expect them to present the same level of danger when they get into your home. 

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How dangerous are rats and mice?

When they get into your home, you can expect them to create holes that allow rainwater into your home, damage wood and building materials, destroy items that are left in storage, soak areas with their urine, leave their droppings everywhere, chew into food packages and contaminate the foods within, chew on the wires in your walls and present a fire hazard, spread illnesses by touching food-prep surfaces and dishes, spread ticks and other parasites around, make noises in your walls (if you're lucky) and scare you half to death when you least expect it. It isn't good to have a rodent invader in your Tulsa home, no matter which rodent it is. It is important, however, to know which you have when it comes to controlling rodents. These two types of animals behave differently and require different control methods.

"How do I tell what rodent I have in my home?"

Rats Signs

  • Large droppings that are about ½ to ¾ of an inch long.
  • Rats tend to leave grease marks on walls and baseboards.
  • Norway rats dig burrows. If you have these rats in your home, you may find holes in the ground outside of your home.
  • Rats target food packages that contain larger foods, such as dry dog food.

Mice Signs

  • Mice droppings are smaller than rat droppings, roughly ¼ of an inch to ½.
  • Mice tend to nest in attic spaces.
  • Mice target smaller foods, preferring seeds and rice.
  • General Rodent Signs
  • The scent of urine.
  • Holes in baseboards.
  • Scraping in the walls and bumping noises in the attic.
  • Cats and dogs behaving strangely.

"What is the fastest way to get rid of mice and rats?

If you're detecting rodents in your home, the fastest way to get rid of them is to set down traps. But you should know that it can be difficult to catch rodents with traps and even more difficult to know for sure that all of the rodents in your home have been captured. These are just two of the many reasons why you should call Dandi Guaranty if you have rodents in your home.

Due to the many ways rodents can be a threat to your health and your Tulsa property, it is best to have the licensed and highly trained service professionals at Dandi Guaranty track down the rodents in your home and eliminate them. There is nothing worse than spending a lot of money and wasting a lot of time only to discover that you're still experiencing the issues that come with having a rodent infestation. Let our team get your home rodent-free.

If you have questions or you would like to schedule service for your Tulsa home, reach out and talk to one of our agents today. We look forward to assisting you with this important pest control service for your home and your family.

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