Rodents are small mammals that can adapt to almost any environment. They can be found in urban and rural areas, in houses and farms, in forests and deserts. They are very prolific and can reproduce quickly, creating large populations.
Rodents are not only annoying, but they are also dangerous. They can transmit diseases to humans and animals, such as typhus, salmonella, leptospirosis, and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. They can also damage property by gnawing on wood, wires, insulation, and pipes. They can contaminate food and water sources with their urine and feces.
Some of the common types of rodents that we encounter in South Florida are:
– Norway rats: These are large brown rats that can grow up to 16 inches long. They have coarse fur, small ears, and blunt noses. They are nocturnal and live in burrows or nests. They feed on garbage, grains, meat, and fruits. They can carry fleas, lice, and mites.
– Roof rats: These are smaller black rats that can grow up to 14 inches long. They have smooth fur, large ears, and pointed noses. They are agile climbers and live in attics, roofs, trees, or vines. They feed on nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. They can carry plague, typhus, and leptospirosis.
– House mice: These are small gray mice that can grow up to 7 inches long. They have fine fur, large ears, and small eyes. They are active at night and live in walls, cabinets, or furniture. They feed on grains, seeds, insects, and crumbs. They can carry salmonella, tapeworms, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus.
The best way to prevent rodent infestations is to eliminate their food sources and entry points. You should store food in sealed containers, dispose of garbage regularly, seal any cracks or holes in your walls or floors, and trim any overgrown vegetation around your property.
However, if you already have a rodent problem, you need professional help from Extra Mile Pest Control. We have the experience and the equipment to handle any rodent situation. We use safe and effective methods such as traps, exclusion devices, and poison baits to get rid of rodents for good.
We also offer a free inspection and estimate for our services. We guarantee our work and we will go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.
If you want to learn more about our rodent control services or schedule an appointment with us, please visit our website or call us today.
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