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Louisiana Rodent Control

When people talk about rodents in homes or businesses they usually associate them with being gross and disgusting. Let’s be honest, they are right. But when temperatures drop those furry little creatures begin looking for warm places. Usually those warm places they find are your homes and/or businesses. 

Once they make themselves at home in your comfy, warm area they tend to stay there until they are forced out. If you see a mouse or rat in your home, chances are that they are not alone. Give Accu-Pest Exterminating a call and we will help you eliminate those unwanted guest.

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Things you need to know about rodents

Mice can enter through the tiniest cracks, holes, seals, piping, etc. Even if you think they cannot get in, they most likely can. Additionally, rodents reproduce very quickly, and one or two can turn into a full-blown infestation in a matter of weeks. This is why it’s important to recognize the signs of an infestation.

Common Signs Of An Infestation:

  • Gnaw marks on cabinets, furniture, and wires.
  • Insulation damage in your attic or crawl space.
  • Small holes in boxes or food bags.
  • Scratching-type noises coming from your attic, basement, crawl space, or in your walls.
  • Droppings in cabinets, closets, or attic.
  • Nests made paper, cardboard, or even cloth.

While finding their droppings in your cabinets or on your countertops is certainly gross, it’s also extremely unhygienic. The real danger of rodents lies in their ability to spread dangerous illnesses through their feces that can be contracted by eating contaminated food or coming in contact with those pathogens in other ways. Furthermore, rodents are extremely destructive; an infestation can leave your structure with holes in the walls, damaged insulation, chewed wiring, destroyed pipe and ductwork, and other damages.


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different types of Rodents found In Southwest Louisiana

Cotton Mouse

Commonly found in wooded and swampy areas, these little creatures sometimes find their way into homes. Cotton mice take their name from the observed habit of using raw cotton in building nests. These little rodents have dark brown bodies and white feet and bellies. Their tails are short and sparsely haired.

House Mouse

The house mouse has been domesticated as the pet or fancy mouse. These mice have the stereotypical large ears, thin tails, and slender bodies that you probably picture when you think of a mouse. They thrive in highly populated areas.

Deer Mouse

The most common rodent that you will see in your attics, garages and other dark areas is the deer mouse. Recognizable by their light brown fur and white underbellies, they are usually known to be the "cutest" of mice. Don't let that fool you. They carry a lot of diseases that can easily spread to humans.

Black Rat

Slightly smaller than the brown rat, black rats have more pointy snouts and larger ears. They are excellent climbers. Black rats often eat bird seed, grains, and any other crops that they can get their paws on.

Brown Rat

The most common rat is the brown rat. These are usually seen in large cities hanging out in sewers and dirty streets.These rats congregate anywhere that people live, particularly in urban areas, because they live off of food scraps and trash. Brown rats carry and can spread a wide range of diseases to humans and animals.

Rodent FAQs

There is no “one size fits all ” answer for this question. Each rodent infestation is unique and requires a different combination of treatment methods. If you suspect you have a rodent problem, we’ll perform an inspection of your home, then provide you with a quote based on the treatment plan we draw up for your house.

Mice are typically 2 ½ – 3 ½ inches long, with their tails adding an additional 2 ½ – 4 inches to their total length. Their appearance ranges from light brown to gray, with lighter-colored underbellies. They have pointed noses, small ears, and large, dark eyes.

Rats are larger than mice, ranging from 6-8 inches in length, with their long, hairless tails adding another 6-8 inches to their total body length. They have dark brown or black fur with grey speckles and lighter-colored underbellies. They also have pointed noses and large, dark eyes, while their ears are larger than what mice have.

Rodents carry diseases, and they can spread them to humans through their feces, urine, saliva, and bites. What’s more, if they bring parasites inside, such as ticks or mites, the parasites can also spread illnesses to humans. Some of the diseases rodents are known to transmit include rat-bite fever, hantavirus, salmonellosis, tularemia, and more.

To deter them from entering your house, eliminate access to your home and remove the food and water resources that attract them. Seal gaps and holes around utility cables, outdoor vents or pipe work with steel wool or silicone-based caulk. Keep your home clean and free of clutter, and use tight fitting lids on trash bins.  Outdoors, pick up fallen fruit, clean up around bird feeders or use a “no-waste bird food”, remove leaf litter and and pick up pet waste.

When choosing nesting sites house mice will construct nests in attics, wall voids, storage boxes, and under appliances. Norway rats construct burrows outside along foundations and gardens or may be found inside homes, in attics and crawl spaces. Excellent climbers, roof rats prefer to nest in trees, rooflines, block walls, attics, garages, sheds and in ceilings.

Why Choose Accu-Pest

24 Hour Response Time

With our 24-hour response time, we ensure that you will have your pest control issue addressed immediately, rather than waiting days or even weeks for assistance

No Contract Needed

We do something most pest control companies don't. We offer one time service meaning you don't have to have a contract for us to help you with your needs.

Fair, Honest, Reliable

We put you and your needs first. We’ll never try to sell you something that you don’t need, and we’ll never use a product or treatment method that we don’t believe in.

100% Guarantee

When you hire us, your service is 100% guaranteed! If you are unhappy with your results, simply call us and we will come back to reapply treatment.

After service, we will check in to discuss the treatment and answer any questions you may have. We will also provide you with several recommendations about how to keep your property free of cockroaches. Although it’s tempting to assume that once your problem is taken care of, you won’t have to worry about it anymore. The truth is that without making any lifestyle changes, you’re likely to see a new infestation develop in the future.

By maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment as well as eliminating food waste, grease, and other messes from countertops, tables, cooking surfaces, you can go a long way in preventing an infestation. If you don’t integrate these steps along with the treatment we provide, our efforts will be for naught, and the roaches will return. It’s a tedious process, but one that is required to eliminate roaches in their entirety. When we work together, we can ensure you’ll have a roach-free home or business for the long haul.

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