Rodent Identification & Prevention
Rodents running out of control on your Wayne, NJ, property can lead to major problems unless Trius Pest Management takes care of the infestation for good.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rodents
What are rodents?
Rodents are a type of mammal characterized by their constantly growing front teeth that they keep in shape by gnawing various materials. There are many different types of rodents, with the most prominent in our area being mice, rats, chipmunks, and moles. Most people can easily tell the difference between these species, with rats being one of the largest rodents and moles being the smallest. Mice are also small, with brownish or grey fur, and chipmunks are more commonly seen outdoors with reddish-brown fur and white and black stripes on their backs.
If you need assistance identifying rodents on your property, contact Trius Pest Management.
Are rodents dangerous?
All rodents may be dangerous, and the problems these pests bring are only made worse by widespread infestations. Rodents are highly unhygienic, and as mice, rats, chipmunks, and moles invade both your indoor and outdoor spaces, they bring bacteria and pathogens with them. Diseases you can catch from rodents include hantavirus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and tularemia, among many others. Additionally, all rodents can carry fleas, ticks, and mites that might spread around your property.
You should also note that because rodents are constantly gnawing items to keep their teeth in shape, they may destroy items around your property including plumbing and electrical areas, stored items, and food.
Why do I have a rodent problem?
Rodents are typically attracted to properties that provide plenty of food, water, and shelter for them to easily access. This means that if you are noticing an increase in rodents around your property, you likely have these factors available for rodents. Effective rodent control starts with investigating your property for areas that might be attracting these pests to your property.
Where will I find rodents?
Rodents are commonly found hiding around outdoor areas such as overgrown grasses and foliage, piles of debris, and near trash cans or compost piles. Once they invade indoor spaces, you will typically see rodents around food storage areas, kitchens, basements, garages, crawl spaces, attics, and even in the space between walls.
How do I get rid of rodents?
Get rid of rodents the easy way by contacting Trius Pest Management at the first signs of these pests around your property. Our pest management professionals are dedicated to removing the root cause of your rodent infestation and ensuring all traces of these pests are eliminated so that you can reclaim the peace and safety of your Wayne, NJ, property.
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How can I prevent rodents in the future?
Rodent prevention can be easy when you follow our expert tips to make your property less hospitable to this pest:
- Clear outdoor areas of piles of debris and brush in addition to cutting back long grasses and overgrown foliage to reduce rodent hiding spots.
- Make sure outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids and cover compost piles to stop rodents from scavenging in these spaces.
- Seal up cracks and gaps around your property’s windows, doors, and foundation to stop rodents from easily slipping inside.
- Invest in mesh screens for vented areas around attics and crawl spaces in addition to repairing roof tiles to stop rodents from easily gaining access to these areas.
- Store all leftover food properly and clean up food or drink spills promptly to stop the aroma from attracting rodents.
For further assistance keeping your Wayne, NJ, property free from rodents, contact Trius Pest Management today.
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