Everything You Need To Know About Proper Rodent Control In Tampa

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Would you ever rent a room in your home to a stranger? Most people would not. Strangers come with uncertainty. The last thing you want to do is compromise your living areas by bringing in someone you do not know.

This same thing happens when rodents invade. Although you do not intentionally invite these pests indoors, they are more than happy to share your living areas. Here is everything you need to know about rodents and rodent pest control in Tampa. Call our team today if you are interested in fast, professional services. 

What Are The Types Of Property-Invading Rodents In Tampa?

There are a few different types of rodents that invade homes here in Tampa. The two most common rodents are mice and rats. Mice are small and have plump, round bodies. They are able to squeeze through gaps and cracks the width of a nickel and are fairly agile. These smaller rodents also have strong teeth, which they use to nibble holes through wood, plastic, and vinyl siding.

Rats are a bit bigger, sometimes twice the size of mice. They use their agility and incredibly strong teeth to find ways into homes. The Norway rat, a local species, can chew through materials as strong as aluminum and soft concrete. Although less common, squirrels also invade homes from time to time. You are most likely to find these bushy-tailed rodents indoors during the coldest months of the year. If you suspect your home has an active infestation but are not sure, let our team have a look.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Rodents On My Property?

It doesn’t matter if you have big rodents or small rodents inside your home. All rodents are dangerous. These furry pests regularly pick up and transmit harmful bacteria, pathogens, and parasites. You might get sick if you interact with rodent droppings, urine, or consume an item these pests have contaminated. You might also get sick if a flea or tick hops off a rodent and bites you. Here is a short list of diseases these pests bring into local homes.

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Murine typhus
  • The bubonic plague
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever

The best way to avoid these harmful diseases is to avoid rodents altogether. The best way to do this is to put some form of exclusion or treatment-based rodent control in place. 

All The Factors That Attract Rodents To Your Property

There are many things that make rodents look at your property and say, “wow, that looks like a good place to live!” Two big factors these pests love are moisture and food sources. Rodents love crawling into pantries, under couches, and onto countertops and finding tasty treats.

They also love secluded areas like wall voids, attics, and cluttered basements where they can build cozy nests. If you want to make your home less attractive to rodents, invest in a high-quality pest control plan courtesy of Haskell Termite & Pest Control.

How To Safely Get Rid Of Rodents In Tampa And Keep Them Away

You do not have to risk your health to deal with rodents inside your Tampa home. By hiring the experts at Haskell Termite & Pest Control, you gain access to decades of pest control knowledge. Let us be your all-in-one pest control provider and show you why so many members of our community trust us with their homes care.

Call now to discuss your options with one of our friendly service representatives. They will answer any questions you have and help you make an appointment for your Tampa home and property.