Debunking Some Common Myths About Rodents

Pack Rat RemovalRodents are a common Tucson-area pest, causing trouble both inside and outside the home. Understanding the truth about rodent infestations can help you take charge of a rodent problem quickly to reduce property damage and any risks to your health. If you find rodents on your property, contact a professional pest control company immediately for an evaluation and pest control plan that best suits your needs.

Rodents Only Infest Dirty Homes

Although rodent infestations are often associated with dirty, unclean homes, the truth is that rodents can be found in unkempt and spotless homes alike. Rodents make no differentiation between dirty and clean homes—they do, however, look for sources of shelter, food and water. Even if your home is clean, providing access to these essentials can still attract rodents to your property.

Rodents Are Only Active at Night

While rodents do tend to create the most activity at night, this is simply a result of the presence of fewer predators during this time. Rodents will become active any time they feel safe, whether during daylight or nighttime hours. Thus, rodent activity is most likely to occur when your home is quiet and still, whether this is during the day while you are away at work, or in the middle of the night while you are asleep.

Rodent Infestations Only Occur in the Fall

The cooler temperatures associated with the transition to fall does indeed prompt many pests to seek shelter indoors. However, rodents can infest your home at any time of year; they will also breed at any time of year, provided they have ready shelter, food, and water. Thus, it’s important to remain vigilant at all times of the year and maintain regular pest inspections and control measures to prevent infestations during every season.

Rodent infestations can grow quickly—Essential Pest Management has the solutions you need to eliminate rodents and prevent future colonization. Take a look through our website or call (520) 886-3029 to schedule residential pest control services in Tucson.

 

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