Rodents are no stranger to Kansas City residents. It is not uncommon to find mice, rats, squirrels, and/or other rodents inside your home. These critters can be a nuisance and cause damage to your home and health. It is important to check common possible rodent nesting areas within your home and to call the professionals at Critter Control of Kansas City Metro if you find rodents in your home. 

Why are Rodents Entering My Home? 

Rodents have similar needs to humans— food, water, and shelter. Your home offers all these resources and at great comfort. The warmness of an attic or chimney can sound like a beach vacation for a rodent. In spring, your home seems like the perfect place to raise a rodent family, resulting in many rodents building nests and housing their babies. Rodents can get a free meal from your pantry or open garbage cans. Not to mention a nice cold drink of water from a leaky faucet, pipe, or pet bowl. 

How Can I Protect My Home? 

The best way to protect your home is to call the professionals at Critter Control of Kansas City Metro. We specialize in rodent control and removal. Not only will our experts safely and humanely remove the rodents from your Kansas City home, but they will seal all entry points and put preventative solutions in place. Call Kansas: 913.912.8985 or Missouri: 816.654.6922 and schedule your home inspection today! 

There are several precautions you can put into place to prevent or limit rodents access to your home. Here are our suggestions: 

  1. Inspect your home and yard for potential entry points, such as gaps in your roof, foundation, or vents. Seal any openings to prevent animals from entering your home.
  2. Keep your attic and home clean and free from debris and clutter. Rodents like to use shredded paper, insulation, old clothing, and other materials to build nests. 
  3. Store food and pet food in sealed plastic or glass containers to prevent rodents from being able to chew through cardboard or eat your food. Use trash cans with lids to prevent rodents from getting into your trash. 
  4. Fix any leaky pipes or faucets. Not only will this save you money, but it will also prevent rodents from having access to free water. 

It is important to remove rodents at the first sight of them in your home. They can cause structural damage to your home by ruining insulation, chewing through wires, or putting your family in risk for serious diseases. Rodent feces can carry a number of dangerous diseases, it is important that only professionals manage rodent removal and clean up. Call Critter Control of Kansas City Metro and get rid of rodents for good today!