A rodent infestation is one of the most dangerous pests to have infested your home. When they enter your home, there is a high likelihood that they will contaminate your kitchen, countertops, food prep areas, or even your food itself because they leave droppings everywhere they go.
Additionally, rodents are harmful to your home. Your home will suffer damage to the walls, insulation, wiring, and more due to their constant need to chew.
Rodent control is more challenging to implement than it is to say. Despite being bigger than insect pests, rodents can easily find their way inside and establish a home because they can fit through openings no bigger than a dime.
You must act quickly to solve the issue if you’ve noticed signs of a rodent infestation, such as hearing scratching in the walls, finding holes in the packaging in your pantry, or finding droppings in your cupboards.
In many New Jersey cities, rat infestations are on the rise. All across the state, homeowners continue to struggle with rodent problems. Rodent infestations can be very dangerous, destructive, and disruptive in many ways.
Even though mice, rats, and other rodents may appear cute, you don’t want them near your house or place of business. Do you have rodents in your New Jersey residence? Relate your peace of mind by contacting a reliable, skilled rodent exterminator.
But first, let’s get some information.
Like humans, rodents are warm-blooded mammals that live all over the world. They have check teeth designed for chewing and oversize front teeth for gnawing. They significantly harm homes and the areas around them by chewing on various items available to them.
The root of the word “rodent” is “to gnaw.” Most of our discussion will center on the category of rodents known as “commensal rodents.” The definition of commensal is “sharing one’s table.”
“Rodents” refers to a group of animals that includes many more species than just mice and rats. Any animal with growing incisor teeth has to gnaw continuously to keep them in check.
Rodents comprise more than 2,200 different species and account for more than 40% of all mammals. Mice, rats, groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks, and many other animals can be found in this group.
The following rodent species are frequent pests in New Jersey:
Mice and rats come in many different species. They don’t all act the same way. The House Mouse, Norway Rat, and Roof Rat are the three species of commensal rodents.
These rodents contaminate our food, carry diseases, and eat it. They live alongside people and are intimately entwined with human habitats in search of shelter, food, and water. Rodents can quickly reproduce if their living conditions, like food, water, and shelter, are favorable.
When the outside temperature drops in the fall or early winter, rodents frequently invade homes, and once they establish a home, they usually stay there. Without a professional exterminator, getting rid of these pests can be very challenging because most species reproduce quickly.
Any of the following entry points can allow rodents into your house:
The best way to avoid coming into contact with rodents is to remove food sources, water sources, and objects that give shelter to rodents. When necessary, use an integrated pest management strategy to control rodents, which includes rodent-proofing, trapping, poisoning, and proper food storage.
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Outside the House
The best way to deal with an infestation is always to hire a pest control specialist if all else fails. Pests constantly threaten the environment in your home, but Titan Pest Services can make it much better for you and your family to live there with regular inspections, treatments, and environmental corrections.
We at Titan Pest Services offer pest control services for commercial and residential New Jersey properties. Our customers range from single-family homes to apartment buildings, five-star hotels, sports arenas, airports, dining establishments, and other commercial buildings.
If you have any questions or need assistance preventing rodents from entering your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!