Reno Rodent Control
Eliminating Rat Infestations in Reno Homes and Yards
Many types of rodents prefer to live outdoors and away from humans, while others have grown comfortable living alongside us. Mice and rats are two of the most pervasive rodent species you may encounter in your home, and their presence should not be ignored. No matter how innocent or harmless they appear, rodents can cause serious damage to your property and even spread serious illnesses.
When you start regularly encountering mice or rats in your home, it is time to call the professionals. At Bold Servicing, we offer convenient, comprehensive Reno rodent control solutions designed to remove pests and keep your home safe from unwanted guests. We are a family-owned-and-operated company made up of honest, hardworking employees who care about your comfort and peace of mind. Our team uses eco-friendly, advanced treatments, and we always tailor our approach to your property’s unique circumstances. No one wants to live with a rodent infestation, which is why we leverage our experience, knowledge, and resources to get the job done right the first time.
Are Rodents Dangerous in Reno?
Though some species of rodents have been domesticated and can be kept as pets, wild species are not so friendly. They are destructive pests that can wreak havoc on your lawn or home if left unchecked.
Some of the most common rodent species present in the Reno area include:
- Field mice
- House mice
- Norway rats
- Roof rats
While they are typically uninterested in entering your home, voles feed on your lawn’s grass, vegetation, and trees, damaging them in the process. Other rodent species do enjoy the indoors and will often take up residence when given the incentive and opportunity. Rodents spread numerous types of severe diseases, including Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, and tularemia. They can also contaminate food and carry fleas and ticks inside.
Worse still, all mice and rats have sharp front incisors that frequently end up nibbling on pipes, drywall, vents, wiring, and furniture. The property damage caused by an infestation can be enormous, leaving your home at a higher risk of sustaining mold, water, and fire damage.
You may initially think the small mouse you find lurking in your home is cute and not a major cause for concern, and there is nothing wrong with catching and releasing it somewhere far away from your property. Do not assume they are your home’s only visitor, however: You might be looking at the first sign of a larger infestation. Our Reno rodent control services include help locating unseen pests and removing them before they cause major damage.
There is a pervasive myth that rodents enter homes and other buildings to escape cold weather. While rodents may seek shelter in colder areas of the country, they are still very much present in Nevada, and avoiding cold temperatures is in no way their only motivator.
Rodents invade homes in search of food, water, and shelter. If they can find a consistent supply of sustenance through food scraps and water in moist areas or near leaking plumbing in your home, there is a higher likelihood that mice and rats will attempt to become your new, unwanted roommates. Voles will usually stay outside but prefer environments with ample hiding places and food, so gardens and landscaped yards often become prime targets.
Where Will I Find Rodents in My Reno Home or Yard?
Rodents are agile creatures who are very good at hiding, meaning you may not notice their presence until weeks or months after they have begun building their nests. When you spot a mouse or rat in your home (or a vole in your yard), you should carefully inspect your property for evidence of an infestation.
House mice prefer urban areas, while field mice are more prevalent in rural areas. Both types of mice like to nest in attics, wall voids, crawlspaces, furniture, and storage containers.
Norway rats also tend to lurk behind wall voids and in crawlspaces and frequently stay on ground floors due to their poor climbing abilities. Roof rats, true to their name, are skilled climbers and may find their way into attics, roof areas, trees, and shrubbery.
Voles are fans of tall grass, landscaping, and other dense vegetation. They are excellent diggers and like to burrow tunnels, so look for holes in your yard if you think voles may be present.
How Can I Get Rid of Rodents in My Reno Home or Yard?
You need to eliminate a rodent infestation quickly to lower the risk of significant, long-term damage to your property. At Bold Servicing, we understand how dangerous these pests are and how upsetting it can be to find them in your home, which is why we are committed to offering fast response times and a full suite of premium treatments. Our Reno rodent control solutions are completely customizable to the needs of your property, and our qualified professionals will work closely with you to ensure your pest problem is satisfactorily addressed. In our always-thorough evaluations of Reno homes and businesses, we often detect issues others do not, allowing us to employ more effective treatments that keep your home rodent-free.
How Can I Keep Rodents Out of My Reno Home or Yard in the Future?
We offer annual pest control treatment plans that keep mice, rats, and voles away from your home throughout the year. There are also best practices you should follow to limit the likelihood of rodents returning to your property.
To discourage rodents from nesting in your home or yard, you should:
- Keep your property clear of debris (such as leaf piles and woodpiles) that could be used as nesting sites
- Maintain any landscaping or garden areas, which will include routinely trimming shrubbery and trees
- Use trashcans with sealed lids and take out the garbage regularly
- Store food properly by placing produce and leftover perishables in the fridge and dry goods in containers with airtight lids
- Patch and seal any gaps, cracks, or holes in your home’s exterior, including its roof
- Seal openings adjacent to cables and wires with steel wool
- Seal gaps between your home’s foundation and exterior walls with silicone caulk