Rodents make up the largest group of mammals and include some of the most common household invading pests in the world: mice and rats. The word “Rodentia” comes from a Latin word, which means “to gnaw”—and gnaw they do! Rodents range in size from tiny (just a few ounces) to very large (over a hundred pounds), but all have one feature in common—continuously growing front incisors. Rodents will gnaw on anything that they come across to prevent their teeth from overgrowing. When living inside homes and businesses, these pests can cause a lot of damage with their constant chewing and prolific breeding habits.In the Las Vegas area, some of the most common species of invading rodents are listed below:
Mice are common household-invading rodents. They are typically light brown to gray with a light cream-colored underbellies and have pointed noses, large dark eyes, and large ears. Mice also have a long tail covered in a light layer of velvety fur.
Roof rats are a very agile species of rat, and their thin build allows them to climb structures with ease. These rodents have dark brown or black fur with gray hairs scattered throughout and their underbellies are lighter in color. Roof rats have pointed noses, large ears, large dark eyes, and long, thin tails that are hairless and scaly.
Norway rats are larger than roof rats and have dense, heavy bodies covered in shaggy brown or gray fur; their underbellies are lighter in color than the rest of their fur. These rats have blunt noses, small ears, small eyes, and long, scaly tails that are hairless and shorter than the total length of their bodies.
Rodents are dangerous for several reasons, one reason being that they carry harmful bacteria and pathogens that can make people ill. Mice and rats spread illnesses like Hantavirus, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and salmonellosis. But this is just the beginning of the problems that these rodents can cause once they take up residence in your Southern Nevada home or business. Other dangers that these rodents pose include:
When living inside, rodents will contaminate food items, dishware, and surfaces with their excrement and saliva.
Mice and rats chew through wires, pipes, drywall, flooring, and other structural elements, which can cause damage to the overall structure of your home as well as put you at higher risk of flooding or house fires.
To make their nests, rodents will often tear up the insulation in the walls of your home, especially in attics and crawlspaces.
Mice and rats often chew on and damage personal items like clothing, shoes, boxes, books, and furniture.
As rats have poor eyesight, they leave grease marks on walls and furniture as they follow the same path from their nest to their food source each day.
Rodents like mice and rats tend to be very agile and gain access to homes by diving down chimneys, climbing up walls, balancing across utility wires, running across tree branches, and squeezing through small openings in exterior walls and foundations. Rodents find their way into our homes after being attracted to our properties while foraging for food; gardens, compost bins, trash cans, outdoor eating areas, and bird feeders can all attract mice and rats to your yard. Relentless in their search for food and shelter, rodents will make themselves at home in any home or yard where food, water, and safe nesting spots are present.
Rodents are wild animals, but over time and as our habitats have grown closer together, they have come to rely on people for some of their basic needs. Rodents can be found living in a wide variety of different environments, including wooded areas, fields, parks, yards, and, of course, inside homes, businesses, and other structures. Inside, they nest behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings, usually within 10-30 feet of their food sources as well as behind large appliances, in cabinets, and inside upholstered furniture.
Red Rock Pest Control understands that rodents and other household pests are difficult and stressful to deal with. Our certified pest control technicians are experienced in eliminating the pests found throughout the Las Vegas region and know how to protect both people and property from them. We offer professional rodent control services you can trust to eliminate rodents from your Las Vegas property and keep them from returning.If you are looking for quality pest control solutions for your Las Vegas home or business, reach out to Red Rock Pest Control today!
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