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Rodents are notorious public health pests. They have filthy habits. The diseases they carry and the resulting damage can make rodent control one of the most important jobs an exterminator does.
Rodents have always been a thorn in the side of mankind. The need for rodent control can be traced back throughout our history. In fact, the modern science of pest management is evident during the “Black Death” of the 14th Century, when the association between rats and the plague pandemic was first identified, and armies of “rat catchers” set out to reduce rat populations throughout Europe. We now know that fleas, another serious public health pest, played a vital part in the transmission of the plague.
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Today rodents are still important public health pests in Arizona. The demand for Rodent Control Exterminator Phoenix Az services, while often seasonal, remains high. Rodents have been linked to the transmission of Murine, Typhus, Hantavirus, Salmonellosis, Leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, Lyme disease, Bubonic plague, and other diseases, as well.
Getting rid of rodents does not have to be difficult. However, effective eradication should be entrusted with a professional exterminator. Rodent baits and poisons can be dangerous. Exposing a household and/or pets to these toxic products can be dangerous. Hiring a professional Rodent Control Exterminator Phoenix Az can yield immediate results and deliver peace of mind.
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The economic impact of rodents measures well into the billions of dollars every year. Rats and mice contaminate tons of food and feed with their filth, and cause thousands of fires and communications outages every year when they chew through the insulation on wiring. They can be a threat to motor vehicles often chewing through wiring and upholstery.
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There are many species of rodents, but the three species that Rodent Control Exterminator Phoenix Az deals with the most are the Norway rat, Roof rats, and the common house mouse. These three species are what we call “communal rodents,” which means that they “eat at the same table” as we do. In other words, these critters can be found living in and around humans.
Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) are brown, heavy-bodied rats with small eyes and ears, blunt noses, shaggy fur, and tails that are slightly shorter than the head and body combined. They have poor vision, but excellent senses of touch, taste, smell, and hearing. They can jump several feet if necessary, have good balance, and are good swimmers. They’re also known as brown rats, sewer rats, or wharf rats.
Norway rats will eat almost anything. But they’re xenophobic and avoid new objects in their environments for several days, including food that mysteriously pops up where it wasn’t before. This makes trapping and baiting a challenge.
Norway Rats are burrowing rodents by nature. But especially in cities, where most of the ground is covered by concrete, they have adapted to living in and around human-occupied buildings and other structures. They can often be found in basements, crawl spaces, wall voids, sewers, manholes, utility chase ways, and other protected areas close to their sources of food and water.
Norway rat control consists of correcting sanitation problems, removing food and water sources, trapping, exclusion (sealing rats out of homes and other buildings), and, when necessary, poisoning.
Roof rats (Rattus rattus) are also known as black rats, although their coloration ranges from light brown to jet black. They’re more slender and graceful than Norway rats and have smooth, almost silky fur. Roof rats also have pointier noses, larger eyes and ears, and longer tails relative to their bodies than Norway rats. An adult roof rat’s tail is slightly longer than its head and body combined.
Roof rats are found in Metropolitan Phoenix in small pockets of areas with high populations of this menace. Areas with fruit trees and greenery are conducive to this critter.
Roof rats are believed to have better vision than Norway rats, along with excellent senses of smell, taste, hearing, touch, and especially balance. They need that sense of balance because roof rats are accomplished aerialists. They live in trees by nature. In populated areas, however, they’re quite happy living in attics, basements, crawl spaces, barns, sheds, warehouses, and above drop ceilings, often running along power wires to get in and out of buildings.
In commercial buildings, roof rats often use overhead pipes and beams as runways, making the placement of traps and bait stations a challenge. Exterminators who frequently treat buildings for roof rat infestations spend a lot of time on ladders and forklifts.
Although they will eat almost anything, roof rats prefer fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables. Roof rat control consists of correcting sanitation problems where necessary, removing food and water sources, locating and placing traps along their runways, exclusion, and (when necessary) poisoning.
House mice (Mus musculus) are small, slender rodents whose length rarely exceeds three or four inches. They’re usually gray or brown in color, although there are many color variations. They have pointy noses, small eyes, and large ears. Their vision is not very good, but they have excellent senses of balance, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.
House mice are omnivorous, but they strongly prefer seeds and grains. Unlike rats, mice do not need to drink water: They get enough from the foods they eat. But they will drink water if it’s easily available.
Because they’re small and kind of cute, most people don’t realize that mice can be as serious a health threat as their larger cousins the rats. Because they’re smaller, mice are able to get through tiny openings, which often bring them, much closer to humans. Mice often live inside wall voids behind cupboards where human food is stored, slipping in and out through tiny openings — and contaminating our food with filth and germs.
Extermination of house mice consists of correcting sanitation problems, removing food sources, sealing food in rodent-proof containers, exclusion (sealing the mice out), trapping, and (when necessary) poisoning. Mouse Removal Exterminator Phoenix Az.
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Many exterminators rely solely on poisons to control rat and mouse infestations. When you rely on chemical poisoning, good results are short-lived. The exterminator has to keep coming back to refill the bait stations, and you have to keep paying the exterminator to do that. Worse yet, even when all the rats or mice are dead, new ones will move in to take their place. And you’ll keep paying to poison them. Not such a great deal for consumers.
At Bills Pest Control our rodent control programs are designed to provide long-lasting rat and mouse control. Here’s how we do it:
- Inspection: We find out where the rodents are, how they got there, and what they’re eating.
- Habitat Modification: Correcting/eliminating conditions conducive to nesting is critical to long term relief.
- Trapping: Helps to provide immediate, short-term relief.
- Exclusion: Keeping the critters out is an important part of long term success.
- Baiting: An important step to providing immediate, short term relief.
For more information about Rodent Control Exterminator Phoenix Az and how we can help you achieve long-lasting rat and mouse control without breaking the bank give us a call today. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get you on the road to living rodent-free. Rat Removal Exterminator Phoenix Az.
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Bill’s Pest Control was entrusted to trap and remove rodents in our housing project. They were professional and easy to work with in a difficult situation. Given the many hours they spent on site their price was reasonable. Within six weeks they trapped and removed over 100 rodents. We elected to stay on their monthly program and have had zero problems with rodents.