Common types of rodents
Rodents make up the largest group of mammals worldwide; in fact, these critters live on every continent but Antarctica. Rodents are an essential part of the ecosystem and act as prey for a large number of predatory animals. However, some species of rodents have come to live near people, our homes, and our businesses. Rodents are unwelcome visitors that can cause a lot of problems in and around our structures. Some of the most common types of rodents we see are:
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Rodents such as rats and mice can spread disease to humans and destroy property. Disease can be spread to humans by an infected flea bite, or by direct contact with infected rodents, their urine, feces, or nests. Signs of rodents include visible droppings, noise within walls, and signs of teeth marks or chewing on objects and food packages. No matter what type of rodent is present, it should be removed.
Rats are most commonly seen in trees, along wires and fences, or running along outdoor pathways. Mice are more often seen inside homes and other buildings. Possums, Raccoons and Skunks can be found in your yard, attic, or under the structure of your home or business. Signs of rodents include visible droppings, noise within walls, and signs of teeth marks or chewing on objects and food packages.
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Rodents live in our yards because they provide them with everything they need: food, water, and secluded shelter. Gardens, grass, trees, shrubs, gardens, attics and, the outside of homes, and outbuildings provide plenty of places for rodents to live and hunt.
In addition to our residential pest control and commercial pest control services, use the following tips to prevent spider infestations:
- Inspect the exterior of your house and seal up any openings you find.
- Place mesh covers over vents leading into your home.
- Replace torn or loose screens.
- Place weatherstripping around windows and doors.
- Cut back overgrown grass and other vegetation away from your home’s foundation.
- Remove debris like fallen trees, leaf piles, rock piles, and excess wood piles from your yard.
- Seal trash cans inside and outside of your home.
- Remove fallen fruit, vegetables, and nuts from the ground in your yard.
- Don’t leave pet food out.
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