Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your New Haven Property

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Rodents are dangerous pests to encounter around your property, and it’s important to understand how to keep these critters away. Professional rodent control in New Haven is essential to ensuring the threat of rodents remains at bay.

Common Rodent Species: Identifying Different Types Of Rodents

There are several different types of rodents that may invade your property, and it’s important for New Haven residents to understand which rodents they might encounter. Different rodent species have different habits and behaviors, and proper identification of the rodents infesting your property will lead to more effective control and removal solutions.

In our area, the most commonly encountered rodents include field mice, white-footed mice, and Norway rats. Each of these species has its own risks and dangers, and you should keep in mind that Norway rats will be bigger than both field mice and white-footed mice. Contact Connecticut Pest Elimination, Inc today for further help with rodent identification.

Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage

The biggest problems with a rodent infestation, besides frightening encounters with rodents, are the health risks and risk of property damage that these pests bring. All rodents spread diseases as they scavenge through your property and leave behind droppings, and the illnesses that rodents transmit include serious health problems such as hantavirus, salmonella, and tularemia. The white-footed mouse is especially problematic, as this species is the biggest carrier of Lyme disease.

Another serious problem that comes with rodent infestations is the risk of property damage. Rodents have constantly growing front teeth, and they will chew and gnaw anything they come across to help keep their teeth in shape. Brick, wood, stored items, plumbing, electrical outlets, and more are all at risk of being destroyed by rodents. Rodents may also soil items they scavenge around with their waste.

Rodent Exclusion Tips: Safeguard Your Property from Infestations

When it comes to keeping rodents away, prevention and exclusion steps are the best way to protect your property and ensure that infestations don’t take place now or in the future. We give you some essential tips for rodent exclusion and prevention below.

  • Rodents can squeeze through incredibly small holes around your property. Seal up cracks around the foundation, windows, and doors, and repair roof tiles.
  • Place mesh screens across vented areas near attics, crawl spaces, windows, and doors to stop rodents from easily getting inside.
    Make sure you keep windows and doors closed when possible, and consider installing weather stripping or door sweeps to fully rodent-proof interior areas.
  • Store leftover food properly, clean up food and drink spills immediately, and refrain from leaving trash and dirty dishes out, as the odor is likely to attract hungry rodents.
  • When possible, install exclusion fences around your property to ensure that rodents stay away.

Reach out to Connecticut Pest Elimination, Inc. today if you need more rodent exclusion and prevention advice.

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

The best way to keep mice and rats away for good is to invest in professional New Haven rodent control services. At Connecticut Pest Elimination, Inc., we’re ready to inspect your property for rodent entry points, make recommendations about reducing areas for rodents to invade your property, and implement expert control tactics. We always pay attention to any special circumstances, like pets or children in the home, and we use bait stations as a primary mode of rodent control. Follow-ups to ensure your rodent problem is fully eliminated are included with your treatment.

Contact Connecticut Pest Elimination, Inc today to learn more about professional rodent control or to get started.