Mice and rats invade our homes like those pesky relatives that crashed on your couch over the holidays. They make themselves at home and make you clean up their mess. Although the relatives will eventually move on with some subtle hints, the rodents are not as inclined to leave.
Rodents can do a lot of damage in the Portland area under your house. They find their way in from broken vent screens and other cracks and crevices in the foundation. Once inside, they start nesting in the insulation and leave a contaminated mess everywhere they travel. With a lifespan only covering about two years, they also start to die under there and worst of all, they reproduce like crazy! For example, a female mouse can have up to 72 babies a year! With all those critters running around in your crawl space, it can get pretty messy and a crawl space restoration may be needed, which is not very cheap.
So how do stop these little rascals from ruining your house? You have to put a stop to them now, right now, before the spring comes. With the thawing of spring, comes babies, babies and more babies from the rodent population in your house. It is up to you to pick up the phone and stop this from happening.
At New Leaf Pest Control, we can easily stop a rodent population from forming and get your crawl space back to full health. For a free inspection and evaluation, please give us a call today and we would be happy to help you.