Detroit Rodent Control
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Whether you are in the packed-in city of Detroit or further out in the suburbs, rodents are constantly threatening to quickly become a problem. Rodents, such as mice and rats, are very adaptive and can thrive in a variety of living conditions.
Most pests require 3 key things to survive and ultimately flourish: food, water, and shelter. Unfortunately, your home or business can easily supply each one of these essential items to rodents.
Rodents are hungry!
Mice are grazers and will often be found eating at many different times at different places. Mice will snack every few hours throughout the day. However, you’ll often find them eating a majority of their food before dawn and at dusk. Mice are big eaters and they can eat about 10% to 15% of their body weight every day.
Rats are a little less picky when it comes to what they eat. Certainly, they have things they prefer over others, but rats will pretty much take anything they can get their paws on. Rats don’t have any issues with eating out of your garbage, so make sure you keep your trash containers sealed to keep rat issues at bay.
With all that food consumption mice and rats do, droppings are something you’ll commonly find throughout your home when you have mice issues developing. Mice droppings are about 1/8-1/4th inch long and rod shaped while rat droppings are similar in shape but slightly larger.
Mice don’t stop with just chewing on food. They often will chew on other things around your home as well. This could consist of things like wood, walls, furniture, boxes, paper, wiring coating and more. They often gnaw small, clean holes about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Some of the materials they destroy is later used as building materials for their nests.
Rats don’t mind being a bit less comfortable than their mice relatives. Rats will build a variety of different kinds of nests, burrows, and even simple holes to live in. Rats can build their burrows around the foundation of your home, near garbage cans and dumpsters, and even around wood piles. Their burrows typically have a series of tunnels attached to them in order for rats to escape quickly in the case of danger.
Rats prefer to live above ground, so if there are options for them to build a nest inside you home or in your walls, they will take it. They can also build nests in attics or even in your kitchen cupboards.
Rodents can sneak into the smallest of spaces
You might think a crack under your door or a broken screen isn’t a big deal, but rodents like mice and rats, can squeeze into the tiniest of spots and get into your home. Rodents only need ¼-1/2 inch to gain entry.
Common entry points for rodents include under doors, through broken screens, open windows, through chimneys, and even open dryer vents and exhaust fans leaving your home. Sealing these entry points is a major step towards preventing rodent issues.
While a lot of work and hours can be spent trying to block off the obvious holes around the home, remember that even the most thorough homeowner may miss places that rodents can still get in. Some entry points may even be concealed below the ground surface.
The prospects of blocking off every ¼ inch gap can be somewhat overwhelming. Even if you were to find every gap in the home, these pests can run up a pipe and chew their way into your home the next day. With rodents being such amazing infiltrators, is all hope lost? Sometimes help is needed, but the battle can be won.
How fast can rodents become a problem?
If there are good living conditions (food, water, and shelter), mice can multiply rapidly. Mice can reach full adulthood in as little as two months. During adulthood, they can produce about eight litters in their short, year life span. Each litter has four to seven pups. This means just an individual pair of mice could produce anywhere from about 30-60 new offspring every year without taking into account how many offspring the additional pups can produce. This is one of the reasons rodent issues can quickly get out of hand.
If you thought mice were fast reproducers, let’s look at Rats! Several times a year, female rats can enter a state of extreme reproduction mode. This can happen as many as 15 times a year. During this short window a female rat can mate over 500 times with different male partners. This pretty much guarantees they will get pregnant and have a new litter of rats each breeding window.
When a female rat reproduces they can have as many as 12 rat pups each time. On top of that, rats reach the ability to start reproducing in as little as 4-5 weeks of age. This means that a population of rats left unchecked can turn into a few thousand rats in a year and continue to grow exponentially from there as long as environmental conditions will support the population.
Rodents carry disease as well
Damage to your home and having your food eaten, aren’t the only things you should worry about with rodents. Whether or not you have been seeing rodents scurrying throughout your house, you may soon be getting sick from them as well if they are around.
Mice and rats can carry a variety of nasty diseases; hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever, and salmonellosis are just a few of illness you could contract. When rodents are crawling through your home, they urinate and defecate wherever they go spreading viruses, bacteria, and allergens.
A Perfect Solution for Detroit Rodent Control
If you are sick of seeing rodents dashing through your home at all hours of the night (or simply don’t want to have to think about its possibility), there is a solution. Call the Detroit Rodent Control experts at Rove Pest Control. Our technicians are certified pest removal experts. We will perform a thorough property walkthrough and identify rodent hotspots around your home.
Once we properly identify the issue, our technician will discuss treatment options with you. No two rodent families are the same; we will create a rodent eradication plan that fits your specific needs. We have a variety of treatment options available. That way, we will be successful at eliminating the population.
Eliminating rodents is what we do. Your disease carrying rats and mice will be a thing of the past when our technician arrives. If you are tired of using outdated rodent control methods for getting rid of mice and rats, give Rove Pest Control a call today.
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