Rodents are a big problem all over the world. This is because they are not only the largest group of mammals in the world but mice and rats are also some of the most common household pests in the world.
When a rodent enters your home, your property is at risk for massive damage as they chew on anything they come across.
In Las Vegas, the most common species of invading rodents are Norway rats, roof rats, and mice. Once they enter your home they can chew through your walls, insulation, pipework, and wiring.
They can also cause damage by urinating and leaving feces all over your property.
There is a difference between rats and mice. Mice are typically smaller than rats, however, a young rat can be the same size as a mouse. The major difference between the two is that mice tend to have larger ears than rats.
In addition, mice have long tails when compared to their body size. On the other hand, rats tend to have larger feet and heads compared to their body size than mice.
Rodents are also dangerous to your health as they can bring diseases to your property by contaminating your foodstuffs, cutlery, and countertops. They can also bring parasites into your property, therefore they are detrimental to your health.
Mice and rats can transmit diseases such as Hantavirus, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, and leptospirosis to humans. Not only do these rodents spread these diseases they can also be the cause of extreme damage to your property.
Some of the diseases rodents carry in Nevada include salmonella, rat-bite fever, typhus, leptospirosis, and more.
For instance, they can cause overall structural damage to your property by chewing through the drywall, wiring, pipes, and floors. This can put your property at serious risk for flooding or house fires as some of the safety measures put in place were destroyed.
Rodents will take up space on your property by tearing through the walls and insulation to build their nests. They do this mostly in attics and crawl spaces.
Not only can they cause damage to the structural integrity of your property, but they can also cause damage to other personal items such as clothing, furniture, books, boxes, and shoes.
In addition to this, rodents on commercial property are a huge health risk and your business can be shut down by health inspectors if they find any on the premises.
Because rodents are very agile, they can enter your property easily by coming through a chimney, squeezing into small openings in your walls and foundations, climbing up walls, running across tree branches, and they can even make use of utility wires to make their way across.
They are attracted to things such as food and bins on your property, so their quest for food and shelter may bring them to your home where they will situate themselves.
Once you are aware of any rodents in your home, particularly the Las Vegas common pests such as Norway rats, roof rats, and mice, you will need to contact a professional exterminator to help you eradicate them from your property.
The exterminator should conduct an inspection to determine where the rodents have built their nest, so they should inspect not only where the rodent was spotted, but also in the crawl spaces and the attic.
They can then determine the type of rodent that has invaded your space and how big the infestation is.
This can be done by seeing any typical signs that an animal might leave such as gnaw marks, rub marks, nesting areas, feces, and damage in the areas of inspection to see.
This inspection will also establish where the entry points are and what exactly is attracting the rodents to your home.
All-in-all, the inspection must provide the exterminator with the necessary information to best understand how to treat the rodent infestation. The exterminator must also provide you with an accurate quote for the services that will be rendered.
Once the inspection results have been determined, your exterminator must decide on the best way to eradicate the rodent infestation in a timely and effective way.
These methods can include the installation of traps in attics or crawl spaces, exclusion services such as patching stucco, caulking gaps, sealing holes, replacing tiles, and exterior bait station placement.
The method that is chosen will depend on the extent of the infestation. It can also include a combination of methods to ensure the complete elimination of the rodent infestation.
A good exterminator should provide you with a one-month program in which they return once a week to certify that all the rodents have been eliminated.
You should know that rats can have three to six litters per year and female rats can begin reproducing when they are three months old. Within these litters, there are usually between six to twelve babies.
Therefore, it is important to have frequent checkups with an exterminator, especially if you live in or near an area where rodents frequently invade.
In terms of cost, this will be dependent on several factors. For instance, the size of the infestation, the type of rodent that is found, and whether exclusion services will be necessary are factors that are taken into account.
Once an exterminator has visited your house and eradicated all the rodents from the premises, the following tips can be used to prevent more from entering your property once again.
The best exterminators to contact are the ones who can provide you with the services as mentioned above. Luckily, at Red Rock Pest Control we are able to provide you with the most effective and efficient services.
If you contact us today, you will be able to get a free inspection before we proceed with any treatments!
All you need to do is contact us at (702) 518-2580!