Rochester Property Owners’ Complete Guide To Effective Rodent Control
Rodents are one of the most common types of household pests. Whether you’re seeing rats or mice in your home, you definitely don’t want them sticking around. RodentX Wildlife Control’s Rochester rodent control is designed to remove unwanted rodents and keep them from coming back. Call today to learn more about the services we offer and how you can find the one that’s right for you.
Types Of Rodents That Invade Rochester Properties
The rodents most commonly found in Rochester homes are mice and rats. The easiest way to tell whether you’re seeing a mouse or a rat is in the size and shape. Mice are much smaller and have rounder bodies, while rats are bigger and more elongated. They all have big ears and teeth and long tails.
Deer mice are brown and white. Their most distinctive feature is their two-toned tail, which is usually brown and white. House mice are dusty gray with cream-colored bellies. Both species of mice often find shelter in homes during the colder winter months, but can be seen year-round.
Roof rats and Norway rats are both brown with black hairs mixed in, with white or gray undersides. Roof rats prefer to live in upper parts of buildings (like attics and rafters), while Norway rats live in basements and other areas that are low to the ground.
There are many signs of a rodent infestation that you can look for in your home. Keep an eye out for
- Damage to food packaging
- Gnaw or tooth marks
- Grease spots from fur rubbing against surfaces
- Visible pathways that the rodents use over and over again
- Scratching sounds from the attic or walls
Rodents are excellent climbers and hiders, which means you might not actually see them. That’s why it’s important that you know the other signs.
The Damage And Dangers Rodents Can Create Around Your Property
There are many problems that a rodent infestation can cause for your home. For one, rats and mice are known carriers of many diseases, including rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, jaundice, cowpox virus, and hantavirus. Because they tend to get into food supplies, there’s a risk of food contamination. Mice and rats also sometimes have pests of their own, like fleas and ticks, that can then spread throughout your home.
Another issue caused by rodents is property damage. Rodents have strong teeth that can chew through just about anything, even drywall and electrical cables. Whether they’re trying to find food or making a space to nest, they can and will get through whatever’s in their way. An effective rodent control professional is aware of these issues caused by rodents and works to prevent them.
Four Practical Rodent Exclusion Tips For Around Your Property
Unfortunately, rodent infestations can be hard to treat on your own. Mice and rats breed quickly and hide well, which means the infestation can grow rapidly before you’re even aware of it. That’s why it’s important that you prepare your home and prevent infestations from happening in the first place. With these four steps, you can make your home less accessible and less attractive to rodents.
- Seal any cracks or holes in the walls that are bigger than a quarter of an inch.
- Store as much food as possible in airtight, solid, sealed containers.
- Keep boxes stored off of the floor.
- Dispose of trash properly and install animal-proof lids on outdoor cans.
Rodent exclusion can only go so far; once these pests have moved inside, it’s time for professional rodent control.
Contact The Professionals For Total Rodent Control
RodentX Wildlife Control is exactly the kind of professional rodent control you need. Our Rochester-based services include a home inspection in order to determine the course of treatment, rodent removal, and exclusion work. We even offer repairs to any damages caused by rodents. Your rodent-free future is just one phone call away – contact RodentX Wildlife Control today to learn more.
What Our Customers Are Saying
"Professional service from the first call to the finished job and inspections. They were always on time, and respected us and our property as they replaced all insulation in the attic and some in the basement. They filled all the entry points and we have no more unwanted pests."
"They were professional right from the start. They removed contaminated insulation and replaced all the insulation in the attic. They sealed up all entry points, so no more bats/squirrels can get in. I would certainly recommend RodentX!"
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