Why Rodents Invade Rochester Homes And How To Keep Them Out

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Rodents are invasive little animals that can quickly destroy your home and your yard in a short amount of time. If you are hearing scratching noises coming from your walls or seeing small gnaw marks around your house, it is time to call a professional Rochester pest control specialist.

At RodentX Wildlife Control, we understand the dangers of having a rodent infestation on your property and in your home, and we know the quickest and most effective way to get rid of these pesky creatures.

Types Of Rodents Common To The Area

Rochester is home to a wide range of rodents. Some of the rodents in this area are happy to stay outdoors and away from your home. However, there are a couple of rodents that will sneak into your home and cause all sorts of problems for you and your family. Some of the different types of rodents that you are most likely to see around your Rochester home include:

  • Rats: Norway rats are the most common type of rat found in Rochester. These rats are also commonly called brown rats because of their brown fur-covered bodies. They typically have long bodies that are about 7 to 9 ½ inches long, and they have long tails that are about 6 to 8 inches long. 
  • Mice: The house mouse is one of the most common rodents that are found in Rochester homes. They are much smaller than a rat and have small, round bodies that are only about 2 to 3 inches long. 
  • Groundhogs: This large rodent has a thick, rotund body that usually measures between 16 and 22 inches long. Typically, groundhogs are covered in brown fur and have short, fur-covered tails. They usually weigh about five to 10 pounds and have long claws that help them dig n the ground.
  • Squirrels: Squirrels are medium-sized rodents that usually have long, slender bodies and long, bushy tails. They can come in a wide range of colors, including red, brown, or gray.

Mice and rats are most commonly found inside homes. While squirrels and groundhogs are not typically seen inside a house, they can cause a lot of damage to your home's exterior and landscape. 

The Dangerous Diseases Rodents Are Known To Spread 

When rats and mice are able to run through your home, they put you and your family at risk of catching a wide range of dangerous illnesses. Some viruses and diseases that mice and rats are known to spread to people include salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and rat-bite fever. 

You don't have to come in contact with these animals to develop an illness. Even rat-bite fever can be transmitted through indirect contact. If an infected rodent leaves its droppings or urine in your home or comes in contact with your food, you also have a chance of becoming infected. 

How And Why Rodents Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Rodents will come into your home to look for food, water, and shelter. If you want to deter rodents from your home, make sure to keep all food in metal or glass containers. Also, don't leave the lid off of your outdoor trash cans. You should check around your home as well to make sure that there are no small or large openings in the exterior walls. 

The Best Way to Get Rid Of Rodents And Keep Them Out

Wildlife control can be difficult to achieve on your own. At RodentX Wildlife Control, we take the stress and hassle out of rodent elimination. Give us a call today to see how we can help keep your Rochester home and property rodent-free for good. 

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."

Joan K

"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!"

Jacqueline C

"My wife and I were very happy with the service from RodentX Wildlife Control. From the beginning to the end of the project they were prompt, professional, courteous and effective with what they had to do. The Team Leader kept the whole job organized and completed on time. I would highly recommend this company."

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RodentX Wildlife Control is a local, family-owned business with over ten years of experience in the wildlife control industry. We are Rochester’s premier provider of wildlife control, prevention, and repair. If you have rodents, bats, or other wildlife invading your home or business, contact us for the safest, most reliable service available.

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