What Every Homeowner Ought To Know About Rodent-Proofing Their South Carolina Property


No matter how much a home has been reinforced, pre-treated, or efficiently scouted for problems, there’s no surefire way to keep these fearsome furry foreigners off of your property and out where they belong.

Mice, rats, and other common South Carolina rodents are some of the most obnoxious pests that can be introduced into the home. Raising large families, eating from pantries, and spreading their ‘cooties’ all over the place, it’s no wonder that rodents are some of the least welcome household pests in the state.

Mice and rats are furry mammals that measure anywhere between three or four inches long to over a foot in length (with the tail included). With their large ears and fat tails to aid them, these creatures are on a never-ending quest to find safety, warmth, and a food source for future generations. Wild rodents such as squirrels can enter a home from the roof or upper windows, using their nimble frames to fit between tight spaces and vulnerable sidings. Unprotected chimneys and improperly sealed wood stoves may be a commonly exploited home weakness for this rodent’s gain.

No matter what type of rodent has decided to settle down, homeowners should expect that their removal will be a struggle of considerable time, effort, and energy.

The Best Methods Of Rodent Control For South Carolina Homeowners

Rodents can be tricky pests to manage once they have gained access to a home, which is why the first and most effective approach to proper control is keeping them out in the first place.

Many homeowners are unaware that some of their actions may contribute to the spread of rats and other rodents. Rodents are attracted to:

  • Strong food scents and large amounts of garbage, especially those that are easy to gain access to.
  • High levels of moisture in the home, usually mean quick and convenient access to a water source for these creatures.
  • Messy, cluttered, and unkempt spaces. The darker and less traveled these places are, the better for rodents.

When it comes to rodent activity, prevention can be comprehensive, and F.A.S.T.

  • Find and order clutter or unkempt places in the home that need extra attention.
  • Avoid air moisture by running a dehumidifier within the problem areas of the home.
  • Seal off potential entry points in the home. Rodents can fit through any hole they can get their head through, which in some cases is no larger than the size of a dime.
  • Talk to your local professional pest control company about year-round or quarterly pest control treatments to reduce pest activity on the premises.

Not sure what kind of rodent has been making its way towards your home or business? Contact the main office at The Original Bugman Pest Eliminators to schedule your complimentary pest inspection today. 

Living With Rodents? Rely On The Power Of The Original Bugman Pest Eliminators

Rats, mice, squirrels, and other kinds of rodents can create enormous problems for homeowners. With over-the-counter treatments, home remedies, and other DIY techniques proving ineffective, homeowners are advised to seek help immediately upon the discovery of a rodent or suspected rodent infestation.

If you think or know that you may be sharing your space with unwelcome visitors of the worst kind, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at The Original Bugman Pest Eliminators immediately. Serving homes, businesses, friends, and neighbors from all over South Carolina state, our highly trained pest technicians are fully equipped to deal with your rodent infestation with speed and professionalism.

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