How To Prevent A Rodent Infestation In Your Home
A Rodent Infestation Can Occur As The Weather Cools
If the thought of having a rodent infestation taking over your home makes you squeamish, it should. Not only can rats and mice do incredible structural damage to your home, their nests are also a fire hazard. On top of that, they are known to carry dangerous diseases such as plague, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and more. A committment to getting rid of the problem and professional rodent extermination can protect your family from these dangerous critters. Super D Pest Control is here to help.
In this article we will review the most common rodents here in Florida and what you can do to prevent them from getting into your home. If you are experiencing a rodent issue, call the pest control experts at Super D Pest Control now.
What Are The Most Common Florida Rodents?
There are 23 different types of rodents here in Florida. However, the ones listed below are the most common and the ones we see on a regular basis. Keep in mind that rodents are very good at keeping out of sight and one of the easiest ways to identify them is by their droppings which tend to be species specific.
This species of rat also goes by the name Brown Rat. They are most common along the water ways, canals and sea walls. They are about seven to nine inches long, have a flat nose and reddish brown in color with a white under belly. Their droppings are about 3/4" long and shaped like a capsule.
Roof rats have a long and thin body shape and their tail is scaly. They have large eyes and ears and adults measure about eight inches in length. You will often find them in attics and thick tall shrubs. Their droppings are about 1/2" long and are in the shape of a spindle.
These critters actually prefer to be outside, but will invade a home in search of food. They are about four inches long and are a muted grey color with very large ears. Their droppings are small and capsule shaped.
If you have seen any of these types of rodents in your home, their droppings or hear scratching behind walls, their is a good chance you have an infestation. You need to call Super D Pest Control immediately to help fix the problem with the best professional pest control services.
Tips To Control A Rodent Infestation
It could be difficult preventing an infestation. However, there are definitely some ways you can make your home less friendly towards any rodent populations.
If you have a compost bin or pile, be sure to turn the pile frequently. Rats will be attracted to and feed on fresh scraps that are usually sitting on the top. Turning the piles on a regular basis will keep them at bay.
Clear any brush sites or large mulch areas away from the house. Rodents tend to use these materials for building nests and the further it is away from the home, the better.
Check your home for any holes near windows and doors and be sure to seal them up. Seal any vents or plumbing entrances with steel wool.
Use huskless bird seed in bird feeders or better yet, avoid feeding birds in the fall and winter altogether. Bird seed scraps can attract rodents to your home.
Store pet food containers indoors and be sure that your trash containers have a tight fitting or heavy lid.
If You Suspect You Might Have A Rodent Infestation, Call Super D Pest Control Today!
Having rats in your home can be a stressful situation and may even seem scary. At Super D Pest Control we can not only get rid of your rodent problem safely and ethically, we will work with you to prevent the problem from ever returning. Call Super D Pest Control today at (727) 433-5310 or use the chat box below to schedule a free quote today.