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Rodent Control – Take into Your Own Hands or Hire a Professional?

Home improvement TV shows and educational YouTube videos have created a DIY culture. Homeowners are tackling more projects on their own, but there is a time and a place where calling the professionals is the better route to take. When it comes to rodent control, a DIY approach may not be the best solution. 

Challenges of Rodent Control

Typically, the first sign of a rodent problem is droppings. You may notice these in drawers, cabinets, and on your countertops. By the time you notice there is a problem, the rodents have probably built a nest somewhere in your home and are reproducing quickly. At the same time, new mice and rodents may be entering the home. This makes it difficult to completely eradicate the problem in one fell swoop.

Benefits of Working with a Pest Professional

Pest professionals are well versed in the different kinds of pests and their behavior. This allows them to address the root of the problem and get rid of the infestation. With rodents, it is important to cut off entry points. Mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime, which means that any cracks or gaps around the house need to be repaired in order to prevent further infestations.

In addition, rodents can spread disease, which means that special care will need to be taken during the pest management process. A professional will know how to handle potential hazards and safely use professional-grade tools and techniques to eradicate rodents. Above all, a professional will be more efficient and effective. With most companies, if the infestation does return, they will address the problem at no additional charge. 

Doing home projects yourself can be tempting, especially when there is some potential to save money. However, this approach can ultimately be more costly and frustrating. There are times when the best course of action is to rely on a trusted professional. If you need help with rodent and pest control, call Capital Pest to learn more about our services. 


Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!