For many home owners, rodent control is a major concern. Generally, when folks hear the term rodent, the picture of a mouse or perhaps a rat immediately jumps to mind. The truth is the rodent family comprises a high number of mammals, some of whom have not as negative connotations associated with them, however that doesn’t cause any less of a nuisance. The primary, differentiating characteristic of rodents is they have a set of constantly growing incisors in both the lower and upper jaw. These teeth must constantly be “manicured” short by gnawing and chewing on things.Animal, Attractive, Beautiful, Brown

The rodent family includes many small mammals that people would normally never think of as vermin. Chipmunks, squirrels and beavers are members of the rodent family. Rats and mice are particularly unpopular due to their tendency to locate their way to the home. Once in your home their constant need to chew could lead them to destroy walls, shoes, furniture and more. They are also constantly on the prowl for food, so unsecured boxes are often ripped into and urine and mouse or rat droppings will be left behind. Rodent droppings often contain viruses and diseases that may be spread to people, so proper rodent control is vital.

The best type of rodent control is to keep rodents out of your home. Small rodents, like mice, can fit through cracks as small as 1/4 inch wide. Mice in particular are also able to climb and can jump as high as 12 inches. Because of this, it is important that you inspect the outside of your house regularly to be certain that there aren’t any cracks or crevices out there for mice to get through. All doors and windows should have a tight fitting metal screen, and all chimneys, fans and vents should also be covered by a mesh screen to be able to prevent rodents from gaining access.

Though lots of people think that having a cat or a dog would be effective rodent control. The fact is that the best approach to keep rodents under control is to stay vigilant in your efforts to keep your house free of them. Call Raccoon Removal Orlando for help. Secure trash in receptacles that mice and rats cannot break into and be sure that you clean up all crumbs. It is significantly easier to keep rodents out than it is to get them out once they are there!