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What are rodents?

Rodents are mammals classified into the order Rodentia. They are known for their sharp incisors that continuously grow and their gnawing activities around a property's exterior and interior areas. Several different types of dangerous rodents may invade human structures, but the most common species are the Norway rat, the roof rat, and the house mouse. All rodents present major health and safety issues once they invade your property, and rodent pest control is often necessary to remove all traces of these pests.

Are rodent dangerous?

Rodents are one of the more dangerous pests you can host on your property, thanks to the many diseases these critters can spread. Rodents are known carriers of illnesses such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, tularemia, and salmonella. They contaminate surfaces and food storage areas as they scavenge.

Additionally, rodents carry fleas, ticks, and mites in their fur, spreading these around your property as they invade interior and exterior areas. These can become infestation problems themselves and result in further health issues.

You should also note that rodent urine and feces may sometimes dry up and become airborne, further spreading the chance of disease throughout your property. Rodent pest control is essential for avoiding these dangers.

Where will I find rodents?

Around the interior areas of your property, you are likely to find rodents hiding in wall voids, attics, basements, or crawl spaces, in addition to running around food pantry areas, cabinets, kitchens, or bathrooms. Around exterior areas, you are most likely to find rodents hiding out in areas of long grass or overgrown foliage, near woodpiles, or around trash storage areas.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

A rodent problem happens due to factors attracting them to your property. Easy access to food, shelter, and water all entice rodents, and damaged wood, lots of clutter, and access points to attics, wall voids, or crawl spaces only serve to increase your chances of serious rodent infestation.

How do I get rid of rodents?

Contact B&T Pest Control for expert help to get rid of rodents. Our team will stop at nothing to remove rodents from your property and help you regain the health, safety, and comfort that you deserve.

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

Preventing rodent problems in the future is easy when you trust B&T Pest Control to perform ongoing rodent treatment services and follow our tips for deterring this pest.

  • Seal up potential entry points like the cracks around your foundation, windows, doors, and any holes in the roof.
  • Cut back overgrown foliage and long grass in outdoor areas and trim back branches that hang over the roof to prevent easy rodent access.
  • Always use trash cans with tight-fitting lids and promptly dispose of any waste around your property.
  • Never leave out leftover food, dirty dishes, or food and drink spills, as the aroma of these items often attracts rodents.
  • Keep interior areas decluttered and watch for signs of invading rodents.

Contact B&T Pest Control for more information on home pest control or if you need help defeating an active rodent infestation.

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