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Rodent Identification & Prevention

Your Guide To Removing Rodent Invaders

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Rodents are dangerous, unhygienic, prolific, and a major nuisance for residential and commercial properties and no property owner wants to deal directly with these damaging pests.

Dealing with all kinds of rodent invaders is difficult unless you have the assistance of Accurate Pest Control's pest control services in San Antonio, TX. Our team of technicians is ready to help you remove all traces of these pests so you can reclaim the peace and safety of your property.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rodents

What are rodents?

Rodents are troublesome pests notorious for their constantly growing large front teeth, prolific nature, and widespread infestations that are difficult to remove without professional assistance. Many different types of rodents may invade your property, but mice and rats are the most common.

Mice are smaller than rats and tend to have grayish-brown fur, while rats grow large, have longer tails, and their fur ranges from dark brown and gray to black. Both types of rodents bring significant health and safety issues with them once they invade a property, making quick and reliable rodent control essential.

Are rodents dangerous?

Rodents are dangerous for several reasons. These pests carry serious illnesses with them and spread pathogens throughout the properties they invade. Illnesses rodents can transmit to you include hantavirus, salmonella, and tularemia, among many others. In the case of mice, their urine and feces often dry up and become airborne, greatly increasing your risk of disease.

Rodents also carry parasitic pests like fleas and ticks on their bodies, dropping these off when they scavenge and causing further infestation issues for your interior and outdoor areas.

Additionally, all rodents are constantly chewing, and once they invade your property, they will gnaw their way through wood, electrical lines, plumbing, brick, and cinder block. Over time, a rodent infestation causes serious structural damage and the need for costly repairs.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

In most cases, rodent problems occur on properties that have plenty of rodent necessities like food, water, and shelter on display. If you see more and more rodents around your property, you are likely attracting them with leftover food, excess moisture, and accessible harborage areas.

Where will I find rodents?

Outdoors, rodents commonly hide around woodpiles, piles of debris, and within long grass or overgrown foliage. Once they move inside, rodents head to kitchens, food storage areas, bathrooms, basements, attics, and spaces between walls.

How do I get rid of rodents?

Get rid of rodents the easy way by skipping DIY control products and contacting Accurate Pest Control at the first sign of a problem on your property. Our expert technicians will inspect your property for rodent problem areas and provide you with effective home pest control and commercial pest control that eliminates these pests and the many problems they bring with them.

Call us now to learn more about our rodent control plans.

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

Prevent rodent problems from occurring in the future by following our expert rodent tips below:

  • Keep outdoor areas clear of debris and brush piles, store woodpiles in elevated areas, and cut back long grass or overgrown foliage to remove rodent hiding spots.
  • Seal cracks around your property’s windows, doors, foundation, and utility lines to stop rodents from squeezing inside.
  • Apply mesh screens to vented areas around crawl spaces, attics, and basements to ensure rodents stay outside.
  • Always store leftover food properly and never leave out dirty dishes or food and drink spills, as the aroma is a major rodent attractant.
  • Seal up trash bags tightly and promptly dispose of all waste to stop rodents from scavenging.

Reach out to Accurate Pest Control for rodent control assistance.

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