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Your Guide To Rodents

Rodents running wild on your property are a nightmare due to the health and safety risks that these pests bring. Contact Conquistador Pest & Termite if you want effective rodent control you can count on.

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What are rodents?

Rodents are mammals that belong to the order of Rodentia and are known for their continuously growing large front teeth. Due to these teeth constantly growing, all rodents gnaw on items and have the ability to chew through a surprising number of materials. Rodents are also quite prolific and difficult to eliminate once they enter your property. Proper rodent prevention and control tactics are essential to keeping your home or business safe from this pest.

There are many different types of rodents around today, but some species are more likely to invade human structures than others. These species include pack rats, ground squirrels, gophers, mice, and bats.

Are rodents dangerous?

Rodent infestations can be quite dangerous, as all types of rodents invading your property are a health and safety risk. These pests spread serious diseases such as plague, hantavirus, and tularemia through their droppings and scavenging activity. They can also bite or scratch humans, leading to severe health consequences. Additionally, exposure to rodents may trigger allergic reactions and breathing problems.

Another major danger associated with rodent infestations is the risk of property damage they bring. Rodents are constantly chewing and can gnaw through wood, brick, plumbing pipes, electrical wires, and cinder blocks, among other materials. Once a rodent infestation is out of control around the interior or exterior of your property, you are likely to notice a severe amount of damage if you don’t put rodent control tactics in place as soon as possible.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

If you’re noticing a rodent problem on your property, chances are that several factors on your property are drawing them. Take your time to evaluate your property for rodent harborage spots such as overgrown foliage, outdoor debris, and easy access to food. These are all factors that will attract rodents to your home or business.

Where will I find rodents?

Outside, you are likely to find rodents hiding near waste disposal areas or areas with lots of overgrown foliage to shelter in. Once they invade your structure, rodents will hide near food storage areas, in the spaces between walls and inside attics, and basements. Anywhere that provides safe, secluded shelter is fair game to a rodent.

How do I get rid of rodents?

To get rid of rodents, contact Conquistador Pest & Termite at the first sign of these pests on your property. Our team will help you evaluate your property for rodent problem areas and provide solutions that eliminate any infestation of these pests in no time.

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

Prevent rodent problems in the future by following these easy tips:

  • Seal gaps around your property’s foundation, roof, windows, and doors to keep all kinds of rodents out.
  • Store leftover food properly and never leave out dirty dishes or food and drink spills, as this will attract hungry rodents.
  • Make sure outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids to prevent rodent scavenging.
  • Reduce access to outdoor pet food and elevate vegetable gardens to make rodent invasions in these areas more difficult.
  • Remove rodent harborage areas outdoors, such as overgrown foliage, debris, and woodpiles.

Contact Conquistador Pest & Termite if you have more questions about rodent prevention or control.

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