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Complete Rodent Control Made Easy For Souderton Residents

August 5, 2022

 

Rodents are common pests that create aggravation for local property owners as they enter homes seeking food, water, or shelter. Rodents often travel through trash and have exposure to parasites and various forms of bacteria. As rodents move through a home, they contaminate food and surfaces with urine and feces and will damage drywall, insulation, wiring, and other materials throughout the property.

Each year, these pests infiltrate an estimated 20 million U.S. properties. In many cases, homeowners first detect the presence of rodents in the home when they hear critters rummaging around in attics, basements, or crawlspaces. These pests will likely have been breeding and expanding their presence by this point.

Are potentially dangerous little rodents routinely attempting to infiltrate your home? Promptly contact a Souderton pest control company that has the knowledge regarding how to get rid of rodents in yard areas and the best practice for preventing them from returning.

What Kinds Of Pests Can Be Classified As Rodents?

Found in more than 2,000 different species, rodents represent the single largest type of mammals that exist today. Mammals are vertebrate creatures that nourish their offspring with milk generated by the mother. Rodents have teeth (incisors) that continually grow, which encourages these pests to gnaw on things constantly.

Most rodents have four short legs, tails, and fur. Some of the kinds of rodents that you are most likely to see in this region include:

  • The common house mouse (Mus Musculus) has a body length ranging from two to five inches, has good jumping abilities, and appears tan or grey.
  • Deer mice (Peromyscus Maniculatus) have a body length of two to four inches, excellent climbing skills, and usually appear in a shade of brown.
  • Roof rats (Rattus rattus) usually measure six to eight inches, excluding their tail, are good climbers, and have darker fur with a lighter underbelly. Roof rats commonly enter homes from the upper areas of the property’s exterior.
  • Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) often measure 15 inches, including their tails, and have brown or black fur. Norway rats will generally enter homes from the ground level.
  • Squirrels have a bushy tail and chubby cheeks and exist in several species in this region.
  • Moles and voles are small, burrowing rodents that commonly create holes in lawns and damage various forms of vegetation.

Most rodents are fearful of humans and unlikely to act aggressively; however, they might carry hantavirus, leptospirosis, tularemia, and many other harmful health concerns. 

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I See Gnaw Marks On My Food Packages. Could It Be Rodents?

Yes. Rodents commonly chew through packaging containing food, often in pantry areas. Limiting access to food sources is critical to restricting rodents. Place dried foods in durable, sealed containers composed of plastic, glass, or other material that will reduce access.

Does Rodent Control Differ Per Type Of Rodent?

Yes. Experts now use various rodent control methods for different types, such as snap traps, glue traps, baiting stations, and more.

What Can I Do About The Rodents In My Souderton Home?

A significant rodent infestation poses health risks to you and your family and may result in costly property damage. The team of seasoned professionals with Moyer Pest Control has various treatment options that will get rid of rodents safely and efficiently. We perform an exhaustive property inspection that includes hard-to-reach places for accurately assessing the extent of the problem. Our expert will determine the possible points of entry and recommend the most suitable treatment plan.

Contact one of our friendly staff members today to schedule an inspection. Remember to ask your representative about our year-round Home Guard property protection plans that involve regular home pest control treatment visits from our trained specialists and always include a satisfaction guarantee. 

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