Rodent infestations are devastating and destructive. The cost of repairing rodent damage can amount into the thousands of dollars if you don’t get it taken care of quickly. It’s important to know how to spot a rodent infestation as well as how to prevent one. Green Pest Services is happy to present the most frequently asked rodent questions to assist you.
How long do rodents live?
The typical lifespan of rodents varies with mice averaging 18 months and rats around 1-2 years.
How often do rodents reproduce?
They can reproduce as early as 2 months old and give birth anywhere from 6-10 times per year with 10-12 babies per litter. This statistic alone is enough to demonstrate how imperative it is to get rodent control the moment you notice their presence. Before long, the problem will escalate into a massive infestation.
Are rodents dangerous?
Though rodents can bite, it’s rare that they will actually attack. Where the real danger lies with a rodent infestation is in the diseases they carry. Salmonella, hantavirus and leptospirosis are just a few of the diseases you can contract simply by coming in contact with them or living near a rodent infestation. These pathogens and bacteria can be deadly so strict precautionary measures are essential to avoid contact.
How and where do rodents infest?
Rodents go wherever they can find food, shelter and water. Typically you home, garage or shed provides these needs for them and their family. They can squeeze through the tiniest of holes since their skull is collapsable, thus if these areas are not sealed tight, they become vulnerable to rodent infestations.
Can rodent bait and traps get rid of the problem?
Bait and traps will definitely attract several rodents but don’t underestimate them, they are smart so after watching several of their family members lured into the trap, they learn that such places mean death. For larger infestations, you need a combination of traps, bait and professional rodent control treatments to combat the problem.
Green Pest Services offers efficient, guaranteed rodent removal with treatments that are safe for your family but effective on rodents. Our technicians are professional and thorough, getting the job done right the first time and helping you find the source of entry so they can’t get in again. Year round pest control is always advised, just to make sure they don’t puncture their way in again so get Green Pest Services on a seasonal schedule to keep your home pest free throughout the year. We look forward to being your pest control specialists for many years to come.