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What Rodents Do When They Make Your House Their New Home

Posted on March 16th, 2021 by Knockout Pest

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It can be very distressing for a homeowner to discover rodents in their home; especially if they have never experienced this before. That is why it is so important for homeowners to be aware of what mice and rats are capable of. Discover what rodents will do once they have made your house their new home.

Rodents are resourceful and they will take materials in your home to build a nest. Typically, they will use items such as newspapers, magazines, and cardboard boxes to create their shelter. If you have important paperwork scattered around your house, rodents will have no problem destroying that too. 

Search For Food & Water

It is no secret that rodents will be on the lookout for food and water in your home. Unfortunately, the kitchen is an ideal place for a rodent to satisfy both of these needs. To make your pantry less enticing to pests, be sure to store your food in airtight sealed containers. 


Once their basic needs have been met, rodents will concentrate on breeding. This can prove to be very problematic for homeowners because rodent populations can easily get out of control in a matter of weeks. To prevent this from happening, it is imperative for homeowners to contact a pest control company immediately after uncovering rodents in the home. 

Have rodents invaded your humble abode? If so, the professionals at Knockout Pest Control are here to help. We can knockout rodents and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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