Rodents aren’t just damaging to your property and potentially hazardous to your health, they are also elusive. Often, homeowners see signs of rodent activity without actually seeing live rodents, since they are great at hiding inside your walls, in ceilings, crawlspaces, and small, dark spaces. Effectively eliminating them requires professional El Paso County rodent control.
Some of the most common rodents in our area include:
- Voles – These small burrowing rodents can cause big damage to your lawn and vegetation. As they burrow under the ground, they can damage grass and the root systems of trees and plants. Voles have up to 12 litters per year, so they can quickly take over your entire property without effective rodent control.
- Mice – A tiny mouse may seem harmless and even cute. However, mice can pose a serious threat by carrying germs and parasites, contaminating your food, and chewing through your drywall. The house mouse and deer mouse are common in our area. Mice breed rapidly and a few mice can grow into a large infestation in a matter of months.
- Rats – Rats have adapted to live near humans for easy access to food and shelter. They are often found nesting near garbage dumps, woodpiles, food service businesses, and private homes. You may have a rat problem if you have noticed scratching noises in your walls or ceilings.
- Pocket gophers – These medium-sized burrowing rodents can grow up to 12 inches long and spend most of their time underground. Gophers create large burrow systems that can cause extensive damage to your lawn. If they burrow under the house and into the crawlspace, they can cause structural damage to the house. In addition, they are known to chew through water lines and sprinkler systems.
Effective rodent control requires getting rid of the rodents and stopping new ones from getting inside. This requires effective exclusion techniques to block access to your home and repairs for any damage or holes created by rodents.
If you need help with a rodent problem, call our team at (719) 625-8688 for expert rodent control.
We Make It Easy to Live Pest-Free
Emergency Same Day Services
Known & Respected in the Community