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Rodent overviewrodent

There are over 2000 different species of Rodents identified, however Arizona homeowners mostly only deal with the 2 most common types. These are the house mouse and the roof rat.

The black rat also known as the roof rat is about 5-7” long with a tail of about 7”. They can range in color despite their name, from black to a light brown. These rats are not only unsightly, but are known to transmit diseases and cause health problems to humans. Their urine, saliva, and droppings can carry pathogens such as the Hantavirus and many more. To add concern, they may also cause damage to your home’s wiring, insulation, drywall, etc. It is critical to solve the issue as soon as possible as they have a gestation period of just about 21 days. Females then give birth to about 5-8 young at one time meaning a rodent population can increase very rapidly.

Rodent Control

Rodent control can be difficult and dangerous on your own. The best is an integrated approach as rodenticide alone is not nearly as effective. At Desert Termites we construct a custom plan using live and snap traps along the traditional rodent bait stations to eliminate a rat or mouse population. In addition for complete control it is recommended to keep sanitation, reduce harborage areas, and rodent proof your property.

If you have a rodent problem do not waste another day, call us for a FREE inspection and we’ll ensure your property is rodent free!