What is a rodent?
Rodents are existing all over the world in every single country except Antarctica. One thing that all rodents have in common is they all have front incisors that are always growing. They have to be able to chew whatever is in front of them to keep their teeth from getting too big and that can make them dangerous pests. Rodents most likely found in a home or business include a chipmunk, a mouse, a porcupine, a squirrel, and a rat.
This kind of mouse could be light brown or gray with a cream colored underbelly. It has big ears, a pointy nose, and a slightly furry tail (the tail is almost as long as the body).
A Norway rat has a large, hefty body with brown or gray fur and a lighter underbelly. It has a round nose, round ears, and small black eyes. It can swim well but cannot move as well as a roof rat.
A roof rat is skinny and light and can move very fast. This kind of rat has dark brown or black fur with little gray hairs and a light underbelly. It has big ears, a pointy nose, and big dark-colored eyes.
Is a rodent dangerous?
Whether inside or outside, you should never permit a rodent to be on your property. A rodent can damage the structure of your home or building and it can spread all kinds of germs, bacteria, and diseases. They also have eating habits that can cause an electrical fire.
Why is there a rodent on my property?
A rodent can become reliant on humans for food and shelter. It eats food found inside a garbage can, pet food bowl, or garden. It drinks water found in a bird feeder, gutter, or leaky pipe. Also, rodents live on properties that give them a shelter for protection.
Where can I find rodents?
Rodents live everywhere. You can find one near a riverbank, inside of a bush or shrub, somewhere in tall grass, under a woodpile, or sometimes under your house! You can find a rodent that comes into your house while looking for improved surrounding conditions in places that are hard to reach including beneath the flooring, above the ceiling, inside of walls or crawlspaces, and behind big appliances.
How do I remove rodents?
The best way to get rid of rodents is to contact a local pest control company. Long Island Pest Control has experienced and skilled technicians that can provide a safe way to remove rodents. If you would like Long Island Pest Control to help you rid your house or business of a rodent, then contact us now!
How to prevent rodents from coming on my property?
Here is some advice on how to prevent rodents from coming onto your property:
- Trim trees and bushes away from the outside of your house or building.
- Store food in the fridge and inside of air-tight containers.
- Retrieve fruit and vegetable that fell in the garden.
- Store leftover pet food after a feeding.
- Make sure your backyard is free of any kind of trash.
- Get rid of bird feeders.
- Take out the garbage on a regular basis.
- Use locking lids on garbage cans.
- Patch any opening found on the walls or in the foundation of your house or building.
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