Rodent Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Rodents

What are rodents?


Rodents are problematic pests that often make an appearance around human structures due to their opportunistic nature – rodents love the easy food sources, safe shelter, and moisture that most human structures provide. These pests are small and are known for the diseases they carry, plus the destruction they cause when they invade in large numbers.

The main types of rodents you need to keep an eye out for in our area include mice and rats. Both of these pests may invade your property and cause serious health risks or property damage issues. If you aren’t sure which type of rodent is invading your property, contact BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care for identification assistance.

Are rodents dangerous?

Rodent infestations are dangerous to deal with due to the many diseases rodents can introduce to your property. These pests will scavenge across surfaces and in food preparation areas, and they may carry illnesses like hantavirus, tularemia, leptospirosis, and salmonella. Rodents also carry pests in their fur, like fleas and ticks, that can drop off around your property and cause additional health issues.

Additionally, all rodents have constantly growing front teeth, and rodents need to continually gnaw to keep their teeth in shape. Over time, rodents will gnaw through wood, brick, plumbing, electrical wires, insulation, and stored items on your property, destroying them. They may also soil items with their droppings or urine, leading to significant and costly property damage.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

Rodents are highly adaptable and very opportunistic, and they will invade properties that provide them with easy access to food, water, and shelter. This means that if you are seeing an increase in rodents on your property, you may be encouraging infestation by having many of the factors that attract these rodents on display. Evaluate your property for gaps, accessible food sources, and hiding spots that might be contributing to rodent problems.

Reach out to BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care today to learn more or get started.

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Where Will I Find Rodents?

Rodents generally like to hide in secluded and dark areas during the day, and they will emerge from these areas at nighttime to scavenge for food and nesting materials. You may find rodents around kitchens, at the backs of cabinets and closets, in attics and basements, or in the space between walls. Outdoors rodents prefer to hide around dumpsters, long grasses, and debris piles.

How do I get rid of rodents?

Get rid of rodents without exposing yourself to the dangers of these pests by contacting BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care the moment you suspect an infestation is taking place on your property. Our service technicians will help identify the root cause of your problem and provide you with essential removal tactics that eradicate all traces of troublesome rodents.

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

Support our professional rodent control tactics with these expert prevention tips that ensure rodents don’t return to your property in the future.

  • Seal cracks around your property’s foundation, windows, doors, roof, and utility areas to keep rodents from slipping inside.
  • Store all leftover food properly and refrain from leaving out dirty dishes, trash, or food and drink spills, as these attract rodents.
  • Clear outdoor areas of long grasses, fallen fruit, debris piles, and wood piles to reduce rodent hiding spots and attractants.
  • Seal trash bags tightly and ensure all trash cans have secured or tight-fitting lids to keep rodents out.
  • Address leaks and moisture issues that might create damp conditions and excess water on your property.

If you have questions about rodent prevention or need information on professional rodent control services, contact BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care today.

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