Rodents invading your home or business isn’t only a headache. In addition to damaging your property or vegetation, rodents carry disease-causing bacteria that can make you sick if you come into contact with their nests or droppings; some of these illnesses include salmonella, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and plague. Along with the health risks that stem from having mice or rats in your house or restaurant, rodents also ruin vehicles and increase the chance of a house fire by chewing through electrical wiring and other components.
Read on to discover the different types of rodents running around Arizona and Las Vegas. Need pest control help today? Contact Burns to request your free rodent control inspection and schedule services.
Types of Rodents in Arizona
The main types of rodents that cause trouble for Arizona homeowners and business owners include:
Rodent Prevention Tips
Particularly for houses and ground-level homes, rodents are an ever-present pest threat. They might be much larger than insects, but don’t let that fool you: Rats and mice can flatten their bodies to squeeze through surprisingly small openings. All they’re seeking is a cozy place to nest and a supply of food to scrounge for—and rodents are not picky about what’s on the menu.
Thus, the best way to keep rodents away is to deter them in the first place. Some methods for preventing mice and rats at home include:
- Closing off openings like gaps, holes, cracks, and crevices around the exterior and interior of your structure with caulk or another sealant
- Installing weather stripping and repair any damage around doors or window screens
- Maintaining a sanitary kitchen by keeping up with dishes in the sink, cleaning up crumbs or spills ASAP, keeping food and trash sealed, and fixing any plumbing leaks
- Setting mousetraps in areas where you suspect rodent nesting or activity
Arizona and Las Vegas Rodent Control Solutions
Repressing rodent activity in your Arizona home or commercial building can become a lot less stressful thanks to regular, reliable rodent control services. When you need immediate assistance with a rodent invasion, Burns Pest Elimination is to the rescue. Give us a call today or request a free pest control quote online!