Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Tampa Property

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How likely are you to be frightened if a rodent were to run under your feet? Most people would be startled, at the very least. Certain individuals might scream and jump out of the way. Regardless of your reaction when you see wild rodents, we want you to know one thing. These pests are not welcome in local homes. They cause too many problems to be considered welcomed house guests.

Here are some things you should know about the rodents in Tampa and some simple options to get and keep them out of your home. Call our team at Haskell Termite & Pest Control if you would like to know how we deal with these or other local pests. Let one of our team members find a simple option for rodent control in Tampa that meets your needs.

Common Rodent Species: Identifying Different Types Of Rodents

Many rodents live here in Tampa. Most do not invade homes. This is for a good reason. Rodents like groundhogs cannot get indoors easily and would find it difficult to find food for themselves indoors if it was easy.

Rodents like rats and mice, on the other hand, are more than capable of invading local structures and do not have much trouble staying well-fed indoors. Mice are smaller than rats. They have round bodies and black or red eyes. Rats are about twice the size of mice and have longer bodies with rounder rumps. If you would like help identifying what types of rodents are present inside or around your home, bring in our team for a quick and thorough inspection. 

Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage

Unless you have pet mice or rats, these creatures should never be inside your home. Wild rodents cause too many problems. Specifically, they are dangerous and destructive. Both rats and mice spread harmful diseases with their bites, droppings, urine, and the bugs they carry inside their fur.

In addition to this, both of these pests damage property with their teeth. Mice and rats actively tear up insulation, fabrics, and paper to build their nests and chew holes through walls, nibble on the legs of furniture, and damage electrical wires. The best way to avoid these problems is by investing in some form of rodent control. 

Rodent Exclusion Tips: Safeguard Your Property from Infestations

In order to protect your home against different kinds of rodents, you have to have some levels of protection in place. If you are not currently dealing with an active infestation, here are some tips and tricks to keep rodents at bay.

  • Address potential entry points in your home’s exterior.
  • Make sure your gutters are working properly.
  • Remove moisture sites from inside and around your home.
  • Store food inside air-tight containers.
  • Keep your home clean.

For more help dealing with rodents inside or around your home, talk with our team at Haskell Termite & Pest Control.

Professional Rodent Control: The Best Way To Keep Mice And Rats Away

Dealing with rodents does not have to be difficult. If you want a quick and effective option to remove these pests from your home, talk with our team at Haskell Termite & Pest Control.

We dedicate ourselves to serving our community by offering unmatched pest control services. Whether you need help preventing rodents, controlling an active infestation, or are looking to find out what species are inside your home, we have what you need. Contact our staff at Haskell Termite & Pest Control to learn more about professional rodent control in Tampa and find out why so many homeowners trust us with their pest control needs.