Commensal rodents constitute a major pest problem.
The class of creatures called ‘rodents’ refers to much more than just mice and rats. The word ‘rodent’ is used to identify any animal whose incisors continue to grow. There are more than 2000 types of rodents. Among them the common types include rats, mice, squirrels and chipmunks.
Rodents are rapid breeders, with each species having between 25-90 pups a year, meaning that a rodent problem can exponentially escalate in a matter of weeks.
And as if that was not bad enough; rodent infestations can lead to other pest infestations as most rodents introduce parasites like fleas and ticks.
Now although most rodents are nocturnal, it is still quite easy to see them running about if there’s an infestation. However, rats are way smarter than most of their family members and may hide for several months before you begin to see them. You would usually begin to see their movements if they are getting overcrowded or there’s shortage of food. In either case it is advisable to CONTACT a Pest Control service as soon as possible. Other signs of rodent infestation include rodent droppings and the odor emitted from dead rodents.
RATS are the most infamous of the rodent family. Their presence spreads disease, frightens people, damages property and has closed down several restaurants. And if you see a rat, be sure to know that they are NEVER ALONE
MICE might look cuter than their cousins, but make no mistake because they can be just as problematic. They aren’t the creatures you see on TV that look only obsessed with cheese. Mice can gnaw on any from furniture to electrical wiring so regard them as a serious threat.
PREVENTING RODENT INFESTATIONS
Preventive measures should be employed as soon as possible to ensure a rodent-free environment.
Cover and close all openings or cracks in you floor, walls or ceiling.
Dry goods such as grains and cereals are best stored in plastic containers and kept off the floor.
Food waste should never be left on the countertop, in the sink or on the floors.
All waste should be properly disposed and kept in sealable metal or plastic trashcans.
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