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How To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Sarasota Property


November 10, 2021

Many insects are scary, but few are as intimidating as rodents. They are substantially larger than any bug, and it’s not easy to kill them. You could potentially be bitten by them, which would be painful because their teeth are so sharp. Unfortunately, that’s only the beginning of the trouble with these creatures. Rodents cause a lot of havoc inside Sarasota homes and businesses.

Rodents can get indoors without much effort, and they procreate at a fast pace. The more you learn about local rodent species and how they operate, the better you’ll understand how to combat them. Rodent Solutions can assist you in your defense.

a mouse in a living room

What Rodents Are Common In Sarasota & What Are The Risks?

House mice and roof rats are two of the prevalent rodent species in the region. House mice can grow to be 7 inches long. They have short hair that’s black, brown, or gray. Lighter tones color their stomachs. Having ongoing access to food, water, and warmth is their main objective when they plague human dwellings. When they do, they’ll get cozy in a dark spot.

Roof rats are certainly sizable. Their frames are 15 inches or more, and their scaly tails are 7 inches. Brown or black fur covers their bodies. As their name infers, these vermin will be in exalted places. You might see them running along housetops, tree branches, and of course, rooflines. Indoors, they hide in areas like the garage and rafters. They also tend to nestle in insulation and attics. 
 
Openings in foundations and rooflines are the typical entry points for rodents. The primary signs of infestation are as follows:

  • Finding small footprints and fecal matter

  • Hearing scratching and squeaking from inside walls

  • Seeing greasy stains on corners and edges 

  • Discovering burrows in the yard

  • Catching these nocturnal animals in daylight

Rodents are not only a detriment to property, but they are also a health hazard. Their teeth constantly grow, so they’ll be gnawing on objects to cut them down. For instance, pipes, cables, walls, and fabrics. Your belongings will no doubt be torn up. Cosmetic damage, plumbing issues, and electrical fires and outages could all occur.

Food and surfaces will be tainted by these pests because they often reside in dirty environments, like sewers and dumpsters. Further, their saliva, urine, and feces contain bacteria. Parasites live in their fur too. Rodents are linked to tularemia, hantavirus, salmonella, and leptospirosis.

What Can Be Done To Prevent Rodents?

To deter rodents, you have to make sure your home or business isn’t ideal or comfortable for them. The pests have a dependency on humans for food, water, and shelter. You have to eliminate the sources for this, including passageways:

  • Get rid of clutter.

  • Regularly clean kitchens with detail, washing dishes, countertops, and cabinets.

  • Frequently vacuum carpeting, and mop and sweep floors.

  • Put food and trash in secure canisters. Don’t exclude pet food and birdseed.

  • Fix leaks and moisture malfunctions right away.

  • Clear storm drains and gutters often.

  • Distance plants from the property by two feet.

  • Mow the grass and trim greenery on a routine basis.

  • Seal gaps in doors, windows, and foundations. Rodents can get through holes ½ of an inch in diameter. They can chew up plastic and rubber, so use steel wool instead.

How Will Rodent Solutions Handle Rodents?

Commercial products for rodents have their limitations and complications. Case in point, it’s hard to strategically position store traps as needed because of where vermin hide. Many shelf items are highly toxic. Here at Rodent Solutions, we offer safe rodent control services that Sarasota property owners can rely on. Our skilled technicians perform rodent removal, sanitation services, and insulation replacement as needed. Call today!

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