When it comes to harmful pests, there are those that can pose health risks to us humans, and there are those that can cause costly damage to our property. However, one group of pests that falls into both categories is rodents. Rodents are common home-invading pests that are known to spread various diseases and also can do all sorts of damage to your homes should they get inside. It is important for you to know what your options are in the unfortunate circumstance that rodents may infest your Las Vegas property.
Identifying Common Area Rodents
While there many different species of rodents, some common ones that you are likely to encounter in Las Vegas and surrounding areas include rats and mice. While they may both be rodents, they do differ in both size and appearance. Moreover, you are most likely to have one or the other infest your home; you will almost never have both.
Rats, the larger of the two, can grow up to a foot long. They have long tails and relatively small ears, neither of which are covered in fur. Rats can be gray, brown, black, or a smattering of the three in color. Mice, on the other hand, only grow to be a few inches long at the most. They have shorter tails and ears that are covered in felt-like fur. Mice are usually gray or brown in color with cream-colored bellies. Despite being vastly different in size and color, both rats and mice have large front incisors that grow continuously throughout their lives. They need to constantly be chewing on objects or else their teeth will grow to be too long.
Threats Posed By Rodents
Rodents are known to spread a wide variety of different diseases. Not only do they carry disease-causing bacteria and pathogens themselves, but they can also spread them through their feces, urine, and saliva. Diseases that rodents are known to spread include hantavirus, the bubonic plague, tularemia, and rat-bite fever. Rodents are known to also carry other pests such as fleas, mites, and ticks. If a rodent carrying any of these parasites gets into your home, it could potentially introduce these additional pests inside.
Finally, as rodents must constantly be chewing on objects and if they infest your home, they can do extensive damage with their mouths. Rodents have been known to chew through wires, PVC pipes, drywall, and even furniture. Any object that they can get their mouths around could be at risk of damage.
Why It’s So Hard To Keep Rodents Out
Despite being larger in size compared to many other pests, rodents can be particularly difficult to keep out of your home. Furthermore, once they get inside, effectively getting rid of them can prove to be quite a challenging endeavor. That’s because rodents are prolific breeders which means their infestations are pretty much constantly growing in numbers. Additionally, they can fit through the smallest of cracks and holes which can make preventing the spread of the infestation next to impossible.
When people do find themselves dealing with rodent infestations, they often turn to traditional control methods such as traps. However, while traps might catch a rodent or two, they are mostly ineffective when it comes to addressing entire infestations. You need to know what your options are should rodents infest your property and where to find expert help. Evolve Pest Control has the experience!
What To Do If Rodents Invade Your Property
If you do find yourself dealing with a rodent infestation in your home, the best thing you can do is call the professionals here at Evolve Pest Control. Our trained pest technicians are properly equipped with everything they need to effectively eliminate any rodent infestation in commercial or residential locations that you are dealing with. Additionally, we will work with you to take the proper steps to better protect your home from future infestations. After all, it’s your home, not the rodents’. Give us a call now.