Residents of Damascus are aware of the presence of rodents within the neighborhood. However, with temperatures reaching below freezing, some rodents are beginning to look for shelter indoors, which could include your Damascus home. While one or two rodents living in your basement to stay warm doesn’t seem like a serious problem, their presence could lead to a serious rodent infestation in your home.

Rodent Infestation: The Beginning

Mice have the ability to reproduce very quickly, which makes it so easy for a rodent infestation to begin in your home. A female mouse is able to produce up to ten litters of young in a single year, with a litter consisting of typically six to eight young. However, a mouse could produce up to fourteen babies in one litter. They also have a gestation period of only 19 days, and newborns are able to reproduce their own young after only two months of life. With such a rapid reproduction system, rodents are able to create a large amount of young in a relatively small amount of time, especially if they are undetected by Damascus homeowners.

Signs of Rodent Infestation

Damascus homeowners should be on the lookout for several signs of rodent infestation in their home. These include:

  • Droppings
  • Tracks on carpet
  • Streaks along walls
  • Gnawed furniture
  • Gnawed boxes
  • Gnawed wires
  • Musky odor

Handling a Rodent Infestation

When you believe you are faced with a rodent infestation in your Damascus home, never try to handle the situation on your own. Rodents and rodent droppings can harbor various diseases and parasites that can be harmful to humans if exposed. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle rodent control situations in the Damascus area. If wildlife finds a way into your Damascus home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for rodent removal and control services for the Damascus area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.