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Rodent Control

Rodents such as mouse and rats have adapted to coexist peacefully with humans in the complex ecosystems of urban environments. But these hardy pests can harm your home and cause health problems if they manage to get inside.

Rodents are skilled eaters as well, having a reputation for biting through obstacles with their strong canines. The word “rodent” comes from the French verb “rodere,” which means “to gnaw.” In addition to seriously harming people’s health, rats can wreak havoc on homes and businesses.

Since they are omnivores, they consume a wide variety of foods and goods. They have a strong desire to chew on everything they come across because of their ever-growing incisors. They are well known to be disease carriers because they excrete large volumes of urine and feces, which spread bacteria and germs.

Anything that a rodent comes into contact with will get damaged, including the insulation in your house and the electrical cables, floor joints, and walls. Because of their burrowing, they compromise the structural integrity of your building and retaining walls and you may need to contact rodent control as soon as possible.

Learn how to identify and manage rodents and mice to keep them out of your house or place of business!

How do Rodents Look?

The rodent family includes, among others, rats, mice, squirrels, skunks, possums, chipmunks, and voles as frequent intruders. Though there are significant differences in appearance between species, all rodents have large front teeth that are used for chewing.

Because they like to chew on almost everything, rodents can do a great deal of damage to homes and other properties. They are also difficult to control. Not only do rodents harbor and disperse fleas but they also harbor diseases like the potentially lethal Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

Similar to humans, rodents are warm-blooded mammals that inhabit all parts of the planet. They have check teeth, which are designed for chewing, and large front teeth for gnawing. Comprising approximately 41% of all known species, they are the most abundant group of mammals on Earth. In terms of size and habitat, they constitute a very diverse group.

What are the Most Common Types of Rodents?

The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are the three main rodent pests in the USA. Rat pest control is crucial because rodents multiply quickly and can pose a serious threat to both homes and businesses.

Norway Rat: Norway rats can reach lengths of up to 16 inches, making them larger than house mice. They have small eyes and a blunt nose. They are colored gray or brown. Norway rats are notorious for their extreme destructiveness. They will chew through almost anything, including cables, wood, and insulation. This could seriously harm your house.

Roof Rat: The fact that roof rats are frequently discovered in attics and other high areas gives them their name. Usually only reaching a length of 6 to 8 inches, they are smaller than Norway rats. Roof rats can chew through clothing and furniture, just like other rodent species, causing damage to your house. They can also spread typhus and salmonella infections, contaminating food.

House Mouse: House mice have big ears and a long tail. They are usually between 2 and 7 inches long, grayish-brown, and small. House mice can be highly destructive, despite their seemingly innocuous appearance. It can be challenging to get rid of them since they are known to chew on wires and construct nests. They also spread illnesses like salmonella and contaminate food.

Not only are houses a magnet for rodents, but yards can serve as a haven for these vermin. The majority of states require animal control, not your pest control business, to handle these pests. Gophers, squirrels, and chipmunks can all be included in this group.

Where do Rodents Reside?

Tree squirrels live in trees, and voles dig their burrows in moist, dense grasslands. Chipmunks burrow in a range of places, such as gardens, woodpiles, lawns, and forests. Due to their propensity to remain outside, voles, squirrels, and chipmunks can harm yard areas.

Although certain species of squirrels and chipmunks may also enter, rats and mice are typically the rodents most likely to infiltrate a house or place of business. When rodents do get inside a structure, they prefer to live in messy spaces like attics and basements where there are lots of hiding places. They might also reside in the space between wall layers.

What Warning Signs Exist for Rodents?

Even though it may not be ideal to find rodents in your house or place of business, it’s crucial to recognize the warning signs of a possible infestation to create a plan of action for rodent removal. The top indicators of a rodent infestation are as follows:

  • Rat and mouse droppings are among the most prevalent indicators of a rodent infestation.
  • They have nests. Most rats and mice build their nests in remote locations where there is less possibility of disturbance.
  • You can see gnaw marks. Among the materials that rodents can gnaw through are plastic, wood, sheetrock, and the covering that covers wires.
  • Areas that are frequently visited by rodents may exhibit grease marks or dirt marks.
  • During the night, when rodents are most active, scratching sounds in the walls are common.
  • Rodents procreate a lot. There likely are more if you find one.
  • Size is a minor but significant way that rats and mice differ from one another. There are bigger rat droppings, sebum, and holes. Because they are smaller, mice gnaw through wall openings and leave fewer droppings in their wake.

What are the Most Effective Ways to Avoid a Rodent Infestation?

Since our ancestors transitioned from hunter-gatherers to farmers, people have become dependable sources of food and shelter for rodents. Controlling rodents is difficult because they are curious but cautious animals. But, we have some tips for you:

  • Keeping your yard neat is one of the most effective ways to keep rodents away from your property.
  • Put lids on any outside food containers you have, including compost bins and trash cans.
  • Any cracks larger than 1/4 inch on your home’s exterior walls should be sealed.
  • Clean living areas, block rodent access and remove possible nesting locations.
  • It is imperative to seal off any potential entryways to a home or business to deter rodents from entering. This entails caulking the spaces between windows and doors, repairing foundation cracks, and changing out missing or loose roof shingles.
  • Tight-fitting covers are recommended for vents and chimneys.
  • Removing bushes and trees from the direct exterior of buildings and keeping them trimmed are good ideas.
  • Reducing clutter in places where rodents can hide, such as basements and attics, can help reduce their number.

However, you should contact a reputable pest control company if it is too late, and you already have a rodent infestation. Nobody wants to handle a rodent issue around the house by themselves. Since rodents are known for their ability to conceal themselves, a trained professional is nearly always required to eradicate a rodent infestation.

To Help You with Your Rodent Problem, Titan Pest Services is Here

Rodent control and removal are Titan’s areas of expertise. The first step in rodent removal is a comprehensive inspection to ascertain the extent of the issue. The process of getting rid of rodents will get more complicated the more established they are. Following an inspection, the specialist will create a unique plan to seal, remove, and trap all openings.

Titan is aware of how essential your house and place of business are to you, as well as how upsetting and dangerous a rodent infestation can be. For this reason, Titan provides discrete and dependable rodent extermination and prevention services that will eradicate the rodent problem and prevent recurrence.

Titan Pest Services’ Rodent Control Treatments

We offer efficient, individualized treatments to get rid of rodents from your house or place of business. With their expertise and experience, our certified technicians can provide tailored solutions for the particular rodent issue and location you are facing.

Examining Your Home for Rodents: Our inspector will perform a comprehensive attic inspection and a comprehensive exterior home inspection as part of a rodent inspection. The most typical indications of rodent activity are small entry points, chewing, droppings, and rub marks.

Rodent Removal and Trapping: Our specialist develops a well-thought-out trapping strategy to get rid of the rodents in your house based on the results of the inspection. The efficiency of rodent trapping depends on the kinds of traps used, where they are placed, and what kind of bait is used. For your home, our specialist will make sure to employ the safest and most effective removal method possible.

Long-lasting Control: The best way to keep rodents out of your house is to exclude them, but many homeowners wait to take precautions until they have had an issue with a bothersome animal. It’s crucial to fix any openings on your property where rodents have been removed. Pheromone trails left by rodents are quickly followed by other rodents.

That’s why, we customize our pest control service treatment plans for every residential and commercial space. At Titan Pest Services, we offer service treatment plans that address your pest problem because residential and commercial properties vary in size and have different needs and concerns.

Upkeep Services: To keep your house safe, Titan also provides maintenance services for rodent control. Mice and rats can pose a constant threat. In addition to offering estimates for preventative services to keep rodents out of your house in the future, Titan also offers warranty options.

It’s critical to contact a professional as soon as you notice a rodent in your house to prevent the problem from getting worse. Make a call to us!