Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Rochester Property

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Lots of people do not take the time to consider rodents or the problems they might cause around their property. These local pests are not just scary to look at. They are also a threat to your health, property, and sanity. 

One thing you should know about common rodents is that they are preventable. We want to take some time today to help you understand these pests and learn how to stop them from invading your Rochester home or business. What better way to do this than to hire a professional? 

Our team at RodentX Wildlife Control offers amazing options to handle these and other wild animals that might want to cause trouble on your property. Let us walk you through our options for rodent control in Rochester and find a plan that will best take care of these invasive creatures. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to identify rodents locally, the problems they cause, and what methods work best to exclude these pests from your Rochester home or business.

Signs Of Infestation: How To Identify Rodent Activity

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We have all heard the horror stories of rats and mice skittering under people's feet and scaring them. What many do not consider is how infrequently this happens, especially in the early stages of rodent infestations. 

By their nature, rats, mice, and squirrels do their best to avoid human interaction. If they have taken shelter inside your home or business, they will do everything in their power to avoid anyone seeing them. This often involves hiding during the day and coming out at night after people have gone to sleep. 

The only time that rodents will tempt fate and risk someone seeing them is when food sources become more scarce, and they must brave interior spaces when people are up and about. Keeping this in mind, if you see mice or rats skittering around your living areas during the day, there is a good chance you are up against a serious infestation.

Waiting until you see a rodent crawl through your home or business is not the best way to identify these pests. It is much better to keep an eye out for the signs they leave behind. 

Signs of rodents will vary depending on how long these pests have been indoors. That said, here are a few common clues that might help you identify an infestation of rodents around your home or business:

  • Grease marks on floors left behind by a layer of grime found on the bodies and bellies of mice and rats
  • Gnaw marks on furniture left by mice or rats who want to file down their teeth
  • Holes chewed through walls, doors, and pantries that rats and mice are using to travel through your home or business
  • Torn-up fabrics, paper, and insulation which rats and mice gather for nesting materials
  • Odd scratching and pitter-patter noises late at night
  • The smell of urine in the air or urine pillars around your attic or other areas rodents hide
  • Random electrical outages due to rodents gnawing through wires inside your walls

Sometimes identifying rodents is difficult. If you are noticing odd occurrences inside your home or business but aren't sure if these pests are around, take some time today to let us know. We will walk you through our rodent inspection offerings and schedule an appointment for your Rochester property. If these furry pests are around, we will find them and help you understand your risk.

Health Risks And Property Damage: The Importance Of Rodent Control

We could talk about rodents all day and break down the good and bad things related to these pests. But, in order to save you time, we would like to focus on why these creatures do not belong inside or around your home or business. It is easiest to break down the problems these pests cause into two main categories; property damage and health threats. We will leave out how annoying rodents are, as this is obvious. 

Rodents are an active threat to your health for one simple reason. These furry pests are dirty and often eat things that contain harmful organisms. If a rat crawls through your trash can and munches on some rotting meat, it might pick up salmonella. It can then transfer the bacteria onto countertops, pantries, and left-out food around your home. This scenario is the same for many other harmful organisms that rats and mice carry. 

The good news is that small rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels are much less likely to carry and spread rabies; this doesn't mean they cannot, just that it is rare. What these pests do carry, however, are fleas and ticks. These small parasitic pests spread a wide variety of diseases themselves and can quickly cause problems for both humans and their pets. In order to avoid getting sick, it is best to avoid wild rodents altogether.

Rodents regularly damage property. All mice, rats, and squirrels have sharp front teeth that never stop growing. In order to keep their teeth at a reasonable length, rodents will chew on things all the time. Sometimes they chew for recreation. Other times they chew with a purpose. This is the difference between gnawing on the legs of furniture and chewing a hole in a wall. 

As a general rule, if something is in between a rodent and somewhere it would like to go, it will chew a new path. These pests will also tear up anything that might make good bedding material, including paper from inside books, the stuffing inside furniture, new clothing, insulation, and other similar things. There have even been some cases where rodents have gnawed through wires inside buildings and started fires. The same thing is true for pipes and flooding.

Rodent Exclusion Tips: Safeguard Your Property from Infestations

At this point, you understand why rodents are a problem inside and around Rochester homes and businesses. What you might want to know are some ways to keep these pests away from your property. 

Although professional rodent control is the best way to handle these furry invaders, there are still many things you can do to protect your property. Here are some of the best rodent exclusion and prevention tips to help you avoid an infestation in Rochester.

  • Walk around your home or business facility's exterior and check for gaps, holes, and cracks that are wider than a nickel. Seal these potential entry points using some silicone caulk and pieces of steel wool.
  • Inspect windows and doors around your home or business to make sure they are in good condition. Install screens where you can and address any damage that might allow rats, mice, or squirrels a path indoors.
  • Check the roofline of your home or business for damage and assess your chimney. Repair any problems you find and install a rodent-proof cap on your chimney if it needs one.
  • Regularly clean your interior spaces and do your best to address messes as they occur. In addition to this, reduce clutter wherever possible and organize storage areas.
  • Store all of your food, including pet food and pantry items, inside airtight glass, metal, or plastic containers.
  • Fix leaky pipes and fixtures. We also recommend you make sure your gutters are in good working order and eliminate moisture buildup that occurs inside or around your home or business facility. 
  • Keep an eye out for signs of rodents, and call our professionals the moment you suspect a problem inside your home or business.

Rodents will cause serious problems if they're allowed to live in your home or business. Thankfully, there are options to help you combat these pests here at RodentX Wildlife Control. We are rodent specialists with the tools and training to handle whatever problems you and your property face.

Professional Rodent Control: The Most Effective Elimination Solution

There are many different types of rodents that might invade your home or business here in Rochester. Our job at RodentX Wildlife Control is to help you find reliable options to combat these pests before they become a serious problem. We would love to hear from you today and discuss your options for control. 

RodentX Wildlife Control is a locally owned and operated wildlife removal, prevention, and repair service provider that puts our customers first. Although new to the scene, we are quickly making a name for ourselves in the industry as reliable and professional. We want nothing more than to prove our merit to you by helping with your rodent problems. All you need to do is start a conversation with our team and find a plan to best meet your individual needs.

Reach out to RodentX Wildlife Control today to discover more about our advanced rodent control services and find the best solution to get and keep these pests out of your Rochester home or business. We will make sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision for your property. 

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