Rodent Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Rodents

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Rodents in your home are highly destructive pests and can present major health and safety issues when they invade your property. The key to effective rodent control is understanding how to identify and prevent infestations, a process Delmar Pest Control can help with.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Rodents

What are rodents?

Rodents are mammals that belong to the order of Rodentia. There are many different types of rodents, such as rats, mice, squirrels, and gophers, and all rodents have a pair of continuously growing front incisors. Due to these constantly growing teeth, rodents are well-known for their chewing and gnawing activities. The most common rodents that property owners will encounter are various species of rats and mice, though squirrels, gophers, and other larger-sized rodents will occasionally invade human structures.

Are rodents dangerous?

Rodents are dangerous pests to deal with around your property due to the health and safety issues they present and the destruction they cause. Rodents carry many serious illnesses that they can spread to surfaces and into food storage areas; the feces and urine of these pests can contaminate your property and may even become airborne, increasing your chances of contracting a disease.

Due to their constant gnawing, rodents can destroy everything on your property – these pests can chew through wood, brick, cinder blocks, plumbing, and electrical wires. Over time, a widespread rodent infestation can create a significant number of damages that are expensive to repair. Proper rodent control is the only answer to avoiding and preventing these dangerous issues around your property.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

Rodents will invade your property if they sense that they can easily access food, water, and shelter there. If you have a rodent problem, chances are you are attracting rodents by offering easy access to these sources. Take time to look at your property and evaluate where you may be advertising to rodents that your property is a safe space to invade. For help with this process, contact Delmar Pest Control.

Where will I find rodents?

In outdoor areas, rodents are most likely to hide around trash cans or other waste piles, under debris such as woodpiles, or in areas of overgrown foliage and grass. Once they invade your property, rodents will hide out in the walls of your structure, in kitchen cabinets and food storage areas, in attics, and around basements or garages.

How do I get rid of rodents?

In order to get rid of rodents, your first step is to contact Delmar Pest Control. Our team wastes no time inspecting your property for rodent problem areas and working with you to tailor rodent removal solutions to your needs. No matter the scale of your rodent problem, we can eliminate every trace of these pests and return your property to a safe, peaceful area.

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

To prevent future rodent invasions, use the following rodent deterrent tips around your property:

  • Seal cracks and gaps around your windows, doors, foundation, and roof to keep rodents out.
  • Use trash cans with lids and tightly seal trash bags to stop rodent scavenging.
  • Refrain from leaving out leftover food and dirty dishes as these attract hungry rodents.
  • Keep outdoor areas free of debris, long grasses, and overgrown foliage to reduce rodent hiding spots.

Contact Delmar Pest Control for more information on residential and commercial rodent prevention or assistance removing a rodent infestation on your property.

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