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What do rodents look like?

Rodents are night creatures that are able to take over an entire property within just a blink. A mammal species rodents can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. ones that are accustomed to living near individuals can pose a threat to any Pittsburgh commercial or residential property. Pests that are active all year and pose an ongoing threat to our health and well-being.

It doesn’t matter what species the species, one thing is certain, rodents don’t have a place in our homes or eating from our food sources! The prevention of rodents is a 24-hour task best handled by a qualified professional.

Rodents that have become at ease on homes in Pennsylvania are:

House Mouse

The mice of the household are small, and oval with black, brown and gray fur.

Deer Mice

Deer mice that are slightly larger than a household mouse, with hair-covered tails with brown fur.

Roof Rat

Rats living in the roof have a slim body, with an pointed nose and black fur flecked by grey hairs.

Pack Rat

Pack rats have the dimensions and shapes of your typical rat, but they have a an elongated tail.

Are rodents dangerous?

Rodents are active, small creatures with a high metabolic rate, so they eat plenty and generate lots of waste. When rodents travel through the earth, they leave behind trails of excrement and urine, and even when they are in our home it is a fact which cannot be overlooked.

Foods and surfaces with a lot of contaminants are two of the primary reasons why rodents pose such an issue in our businesses and homes. Rodents transmit diseases like rat-bite-fever, the hantavirus, and salmonella that can make people sick. Furthermore their hair shed and excrement can cause people to suffer from allergic symptoms.

Another reason to keep rodents out of your home is that all species have front incisors that increase all through their life. To prevent their teeth from growing too large leading to pain and inability to take food, rodents eat lots. They chew through wires cables, pipes and even floors, walls, and walls. Rodents’ teeth also cause damage to furniture clothes, books and even boxes.

What is the reason I’m having an issue with rodents?

Rodents are shy creatures in nature, and prefer to remain away from bigger animals and other people. Landscaped yards with lots of landscaping trees, shrubs and similar are a magnet for rodents. Their metabolic rate is high and leads rodents to have huge appetites. They constantly search for food sources. Rodents are omnivores that consume a variety of things such as insects, seeds protein, fruits, and even vegetables. Our yards usually keep rodents well-fed and they hunt looking for food in trash containers and compost piles, as well as gardens as well as pet food dishes and grilling areas.

Where can I find rodents?

Rodents are outdoors, but they do often enter the homes and businesses of people to reside. Two things that typically bring them inside are food sources or extreme temperatures. When food sources are in short supply outside, rodents are forced to move inside by squeezing through any gap they find. They usually gain access through vents and cracks in the foundation cracks, fractures within the foundation as well as gaps around doors and windows.

Extreme weather conditions also send rodents into our temperature-controlled homes and businesses. If it’s too dry and hot or the temperature is too frigid, rats can be drawn inside to make their home an area that is safe and comfortable.

In the interior, rodents live in quiet, dark areas. The most popular places of refuge are:

  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Wall empty spaces
  • In the kitchen or behind appliances
  • Cabinets and closets

What can I do to rid my home of rodents?

Eliminate rodents using the assistance of the environmentally conscious experts at Pittsburgh Pest Control. We are aware of how stressful rodents can be and offer the assistance that are required to remove any current invaders and avoid future issues caused by them. Our company is a locally-based firm and we are able to effectively address the specific needs of homeowners and business owners in the Pittsburgh region.

Our highly-trained employees are dedicated to our clients as well as our community, employees as well as the environment. With over 30 years of expertise, you can trust us to guard the security of your Pittsburgh, PA residential, or commercial property from pests. For more information on our pest control services Contact us today.

What can I do to prevent rodents from causing problems in the future?

Follow these prevention tips to prevent rodent-related problems:

  • Food items can be stored in refrigerators or in airtight containers.
  • Take food items that are not eaten every evening. Rodents eat mostly at night.
  • Pet food can be stored in metal or plastic containers with lids that are lockable.
  • Remove entry points to your house by inspecting the exterior of the house and sealing any gaps that are discovered. Use a strong materials that will stand up against the sharp teeth of rodents.
  • Create a space between your plants and bushes, as well as other landscaping, as well as your home’s exterior, to prevent places to hide.
  • Remove yard clutter.
  • Get rid of water access by repairing leaky pipes and hoses.
  • Eliminate places for foraging outdoors by putting lids on trash bins and compost bins. Also, keep outdoor eating areas clear of food waste and also maintaining the plants as well as fruit trees.

Find out more details about pest control for your home along with commercial pest management products.

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