What Are Rodents?

Rodents come in a variety of shapes and sizes and, at their largest, can be up to 16 inches from snout to tail. All rodents share one major thing in common, and that is the fact that their front incisor teeth never stop growing. This constant growth leaves rodents with another thing in common, a never-ending need to chew. This becomes a major problem when these nibblers find their way into our homes and businesses. House mice, Roof rats and Norway rats are the most common rodent invaders.
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It’s important to know the difference between the types of rodent infestations. This knowledge can help you deal with an infestation quickly and effectively instead of wasting time and money and that’s why you need professional advice.

What are mice?

There are more than 1,000 different types of rodents in the world. One thing they all have in common is that you don’t want any of them living inside your home. Rodents are omnivores, feeding on trash, pet food, and whatever they can find. One of the most common rodent species to invade our homes and businesses are mice.

Are Rodents Dangerous?

Yes, rodents are dangerous in a number of ways. For one, all rodents can transmit a variety of diseases to the occupants of the homes and businesses they invade. Some of the many diseases that rodents are known to carry include:

  • Hantavirus
  • Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Plague

Rodents also threaten the properties and structures they inhabit due to their constant need to chew. In minor cases, you might find signs that a rodent is biting holes through walls or cardboard boxes. In major cases, you might find severe structural damage and frayed wires that increase the risk of a fire.

Rodents are filthy creatures that spend a good amount of their time wandering around in sewers and garbage. They’re also foraging creatures, which means that they’ll come looking for food inside of your home or business. They not only to contaminate perishable items, but also can contaminate food preparation surfaces and put everyone in your property at risk of various illnesses.

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How do I get rid of rodents?

You might find yourself tempted to try DIY methods like snap traps or other quick fixes to get rid of a mouse infestation in your home. While these methods work fine if you only have a couple of pests, they aren't feasible for a larger infestation or a business facility. The best way to eliminate mice from any home or business is by contacting a professional. If rodents have invaded , the best way to get them out is with the help of the rodent control professionals. Give us a call.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

Rodents invade homes for four main reasons: food, water, shelter, and during the colder months, warmth. If you have rodents taking up residence in your home, that means that your home is providing them with the necessities they need to survive. Oftentimes, rodents do not invade homes to find these things, but instead will wander inside and find everything they need. They will seek out piles of boxes, newspapers, and other materials to create their nests. Wall voids are prime spaces for rodents to nest in, and they are also attracted to the food scraps found under appliances or in food storage areas. They can often be found near leaks or areas with water build-up in an effort to stay hydrated.

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

Mice are common invaders of both our indoor and outdoor spaces. Taking the steps necessary to keep these dangerous pests out of our homes/ business is essential. Our top mice prevention tips are listed below:

  • The easiest way to keep mice out of your property is to make sure you maintain sanitary conditions. Keep your home/facility neat and free of crumbs and other food debris.
  • Outside your home/facility, remove food temptations by placing locking lids on trash cans, compost bins, and recycling bins.
  • Make sure any sources of water, such as leaky pipes or drains, are also repaired. If they find free access to water, they won't have a reason to leave.
  • Get rid of areas of shelter on your property. Cut back overgrown shrubs, remove piles of debris, and clean up leaf piles. Remove fallen trees and tree stumps from your yard.
  • Make sure to seal up all cracks or gaps in building foundations, around water pipes, utilities, vents, and in your siding.

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