Keep Rodents From Invading Your New Haven County Home

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Rodents are currently the largest group of mammals that exist worldwide, with the Order Rodentia now having more than 2,000 different species. Although rodents come in various sizes, colors, and body types, they share a common characteristic of having overgrown front teeth (incisors) that encourage them to be chewing on materials they encounter constantly. 

Rodents are opportunistic scavengers that often live near humans and will consume the majority of foods that we do. Tiny rodents will infiltrate New Haven homes seeking sources of food, water, and potential nesting sites, such as in basements, crawlspaces, or attics. 

While many individuals attempt to place traps and use other preventative methods, a professional New Haven County pest control company knows how to get rid of rodents both safely and effectively. 

Types Of Rodents In New Haven County

What animals are rodents? Some of the most common types of rodents in New Haven include mice, rats, chipmunks, squirrels, voles, gophers, and many other bothersome critters. These creatures are often good climbers and will infiltrate home through small openings. They are commonly nocturnal, and many homeowners first detect a problem when hearing them scurrying during the night. 

Why You Don't Want Rodents In Your New Haven County Home

Once indoors, rodents may rummage through pantry areas tearing open dried food and contaminating surfaces. Rodents commonly travel through garbage and sewers, where they are exposed to dangerous parasites. As they travel indoors, they will leave trails of excrement that damages property and create foul odors.  

They are also known for carrying a host of harmful conditions. For example, rats can spread leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, and many other dangerous concerns. They also may damage drywall and pose potential hazards by chewing through wiring. 

How Rodents Get Into New Haven County Homes

Rodents are initially attracted to yard areas including garages and sheds and will be found rummaging through exterior garbage areas. They are particularly likely to attempt to invade homes during the colder months. Knowing what animals are rodents and the different types of rodents is the first step in preventing them.

Prevent Rodents In New Haven County Homes

Some of the best practices for preventing these types of pests include: 

  • Closely examining exterior doors and installing sweeps if gaps exist near the base that might allow access.
  • Limit attractive food sources in the yard area by relocating birdfeeders, promptly removing fallen fruits, removing all food scraps after picnics or barbeques
  • Keep tree branches, shrubs, and other vegetation trimmed back away from the structure.
  • Diligently clean kitchen areas by sweeping up crumbs, wiping up spills, putting away leftovers, and never leaving dirty dishes out overnight
  • Any trash receptacles containing food scraps should have functional lids.

Avoid making the mistake that many property owners make by shopping online or in local stores for do-it-yourself treatment options marketed in exaggerated ways. Many of these store-bought products, including aerosols, traps, and granular formulas, are advertised with overhyped claims of being a “quick and easy” solution yet fail to deliver such results. 

The best solution is to consult with a licensed professional pest control company that is well-equipped to expel these creatures completely. We will conduct a thorough interior and exterior property inspection to determine the type of pests involved and the extent of the infestation. 

Leading Provider Of Pest Control Solutions

The team of experts with Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control knows how to locate tiny rodents and how to get rid of rodents completely. In addition to rodents, we are also properly trained and experienced in eradicating ants, termites, cockroaches, and many other unwanted intruders that may pose health risks. 

At the same time, our organization is committed to the safety of our customers, their pets, and the local environment. We use many of the latest products that have been recommended for safety by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and other industry advocates.

Contact our office today for a detailed residential or commercial pest control service in New Haven.  Keep in mind that our technicians are often available to respond and perform same-day services for those with immediate concerns.