Rodent Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Rodents

What are rodents?

Rodents are a type of mammal that have sharp, continuously growing incisors for gnawing and chewing. They belong to the scientific order of Rodentia, which is one of the largest orders of mammals. The most common species found as pests are rats and mice. 

Are rodents dangerous?

Yes, rodents can be dangerous due to the diseases they can spread. They can contaminate food if it is stored in an area where rodents have access, as well as damage walls, insulation, and other structures with their gnawing. Common rodents are also known to carry fleas and mites, which can cause allergic reactions in humans. In addition to spreading disease, a rodent infestation could lead to expensive repairs for damaged property from the animals' chewing or nesting habits. It is important to contact a rodent control professional if you suspect a rodent problem in your home or business.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

Rodents often seek shelter in human dwellings for the availability of food and warmth. Common entry points for rodents can include open doors and windows, holes in walls or floors, gaps around plumbing pipe entries, and any other cracks or crevices that may be present. Poor sanitation practices such as leaving food sources out can also attract rodents. Additionally, dense foliage near entry points to a home or building can provide cover and easy access for rodents seeking shelter within a structure.

Where will I find rodents?

Rodents will often seek shelter in dark and secluded areas, such as attics, basements, and crawlspaces. They may also inhabit areas near food sources, such as pantry shelves and cupboards. Droppings or nests of shredded material can indicate the presence of rodents. Additionally, grease marks along walls or baseboards are evidence that rodents are present.

How do I get rid of rodents?

Trying to get rid of rodents yourself is not a good option due to the potential health hazards they present and the difficulty of locating their nests. What's more, rodents can quickly multiply in population, making them difficult to eradicate. To address a rodent problem, contact the professionals for help.

At Arab Termite and Pest, we provide effective rodent control services for residential and commercial properties. Our experienced technicians are highly trained in rodent identification, trapping techniques, and elimination procedures so that you can trust us with your rodent infestation problem. We will inspect your premises thoroughly to find any signs of infestation and determine what type of rodent has invaded your home or business. After assessing the situation, our technicians will work out an efficient plan of action to eliminate all rodents from your living space quickly, safely, and effectively.

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

Preventing a rodent infestation requires an integrated approach that both eliminates the existing problem and prevents them from returning in the future. Here are a few steps to help you protect your property:

  • Keep food stored in airtight containers, regularly clean up spills, and never leave open garbage or food sources outside.
  • Repair any cracks or crevices around pipes, windowsills, doors, and other entry points where rodents may gain access to your home. 
  • Clear away dense foliage close to structures as this provides cover for rodents trying to enter your home or business. 
  • Regularly inspect your home or business for signs of an infestation, such as droppings and chewed items.
  • Contact professional pest control services immediately if you suspect a rodent problem on your premises.

By following these steps, you can help to reduce the chance of a rodent infestation and protect your home or business. However, if you do find yourself dealing with a rodent problem, contact Arab Termite & Pest Control today. Our team is dedicated to providing quality service and customer satisfaction by delivering effective solutions that keep your property safe and pest-free. With more than 90 years of experience and expertise, we can protect your property from rodents. Call us today to get started with effective rodent pest control.

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