Rodents: the disease-spreading pest

Rodents are one of the most common and most troublesome pests when it comes to pest control.

They can spread disease, cause structural damage to buildings, contaminate food, and create unsanitary living conditions. Mice, rats, and other rodents can be difficult to control and detect due to their small size and ability to hide in small spaces.

Proper rodent control techniques are essential for keeping them in check and preventing further damage. This may be done through exclusion techniques such as sealing up any potential entry points, eliminating habitats, and using traps and baits. It is also important to regularly inspect the home or building for signs of rodent activity.

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Rodents: the quick facts

Mice and rats are among the most common rodents in the world.

Rodents can cause structural damage to homes by burrowing and chewing through walls, insulation and wiring.

Rodents can contaminate food and spread disease by carrying bacteria and parasites on their fur and in their droppings.

Mice and rats have a very keen sense of smell and hearing, which helps them to detect predators.

Mice and rats are both very intelligent, with the ability to learn and remember complex tasks.

Female mice and rats can have up to 10 litters per year, with each litter containing up to 14 young.

How to find rodents

  1. Check for signs of gnawing or chewing on furniture, wires, and other materials.
  2. Look for droppings, which are typically small, dark, and pellet-shaped.
  3. Look for burrows or nests made from shredded materials like fabric, insulation, or paper.
  4. Set traps around your house.
  5. Place rodent bait around your house.
  6. Have your house inspected by a pest control professional.
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Reasons you might have rodents

Poor sanitation

Rodents are attracted to food sources, and if your house is not kept clean and free of food sources, rodents will be more likely to take up residence.

Open entrances

Mice, rats, and other rodents can fit through very small spaces. Make sure that all of your doors and windows are tightly sealed and that any cracks or crevices are filled in.

Unsecured garbage

Rodents are attracted to the smell of food, so make sure that any garbage cans or dumpsters are secured with lids that fit tightly.

Cluttered environment

Rodents like to hide in clutter, so make sure that your home is free of excess clutter and that any stored items are in sealed plastic containers.

Overgrown vegetation

Rodents can use overgrown vegetation as highways to get into your home, so make sure that your yard is free of overgrown vegetation and that any shrubbery or trees are trimmed back.

Why Choose a Professional Rodent Exterminator

A professional exterminator will have knowledge and experience in dealing with rodent problems. They will be able to identify the cause of the issue and provide a tailored solution to get rid of the rodents.

Professional exterminators will also be able to provide advice on how to prevent the issue from recurring. If you have a mice or rat problem in your home, it is important to call a professional exterminator immediately in order to take the necessary steps to resolve the issue and ensure your safety.

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