Rodents, Mice And Rats
Rodents contaminate or destroy roughly 1/3 of the world’s food supply. There are several types of rats and mice, and their biology and habits make them difficult to control. In total, there are more than 2,000 species throughout the world, and lack of rodent control can cause major problems in your home.
Rodents are warm-blooded mammals. They can be found throughout the world. They have large, oversized front teeth that are used for gnawing and check teeth that are used for chewing. Rodents chew on countless items can cause a great deal of damage.
Mice and rats are intelligent, aware of their surroundings and highly adaptable. In fact, they are some of the most adaptable creatures on the planet. They are attracted to crumbs and dry goods as well as fruits and vegetables. Rodents are attracted to cardboard as well, which they chew up and use in nests.
Rodents are rabid breeders. A mouse can have eight litters and up to 56 pups per year while a rat can have four to seven litters per years and up to 84 pups. Many species breed year round. They become sexually mature in as little as five weeks. Most mice and rats live approximately one year.
Signs of Infestation
If you have a rodent infestation, you may notice rodent droppings in drawers and cupboards or around food packages. You may also see nesting materials, such as shredded cardboard or paper. Other signs include signs of chewing on food packages, holes chewed in floors and walls and stale odors coming from hidden areas in your home.
How to Get Rid of Rodents (Rodent Control)
Because they are so adaptable to their environment, rodents are often extremely difficult to get rid of. If you have reason to believe that you have a rodent infestation in your home, your best option is to contact a pest control specialist.
When you call us, we will help you identify how rodents are getting in your home, and we will work with you to create an effective treatment plan to help you get rid of rodents once and for all. For more information, please call now.