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How To Keep Dangerous Rodents Away From Your Salt Lake City Home


October 20, 2022

Most of us grew up with the Tom and Jerry cartoons entertained by the antics of the cat and mouse duo; however, it is not funny when a mouse is in the house. Nothing is delightful or cute when a rodent is in your Salt Lake City home. 

If you hear scratching in the walls or under the floor, if there are signs of rodents in your house or on your property, you need the best pest control in Salt Lake City, Pest Pro Pest Control. We are your locally owned, family-operated business with over a decade of experience eliminating pests and rodents from Salt Lake area homes. 

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The Types Of Rodents That Commonly Invade Area Homes

The term "rodents" encompasses a large swath of animals, so here is a rodents list of mammals that routinely invade Salt Lake City homes:

  • Raccoons: These are nocturnal stocky mammals that forage for food at night. They are two to three feet in length and have a "mask" around their eyes consisting of black fur. 
  • Rats: Norway and roof rats are common in the area. Both rat species are nocturnal, larger than mice, and gnaw on nearly any type of object in the home. 
  • Mice: House and deer mice enter houses in Salt Lake in search of food, water, and shelter. They are smaller than rats but have longer tails. 
  • Voles: This rodent is similar to mice but has smaller eyes, ears, and a shorter tail than a mouse. The meadow vole is prominent in our area. 

House rodents consist of rats, mice, and voles. All rodents are comfortable around humans, whereas wildlife does not like to share space with humans. 

The Many Problems A Rodent Infestation Can Create In Your Home

Although rodents and different than wildlife, all rodents can be dangerous to have on your Salt Lake City property. Rodents walk over unsanitary fecal matter, rotting garbage, and sewers. As they transverse filthy landscapes, the fur on their bodies attracts pathogens on the surface of these disgusting items. Later, as the rodent walks through your home, the disease-causing organisms contaminate areas as they fall to the surface. Even if you kill the rodent, the bacteria and viruses on their fur transfer when handled without protection. 

Rodents have constantly growing incisor teeth they file lest they become too large for their mouths. They control the size of their teeth by gnawing on nearly any object in the house. Their saliva makes the item dangerous to household members when they chew on it. If cornered, rodents may attack, bite, and infect their would-be captors. 

Five Easy Yet Effective Rodent Exclusion Tips For Around The House

To get rid of rodents, we recommend these five exclusion tips: 

  1. Seal gaps around wiring and pipes entering the house with steel wool and caulk.
  2. Remove animal waste from the yard routinely. 
  3. Place wire screen around chimney openings, soffits, and vents to prevent entry into the house.
  4. Keep outside garbage cans closed. 
  5. Install door sweeps.

Don't assume any opening is too small for rodents because they can fit into holes no larger than a quarter. Since food, water, and shelter attract all kinds of rodents, practicing sanitation inside and outside the house will prevent a rodent infestation. 

Contact The Professionals For Total Rodent Control For Your Home

Rodent control requires good sanitation and the services of the rodent control professionals from Pest Pro Pest Control. We will inspect your property for rodent signs, hot spots, and attractions. We will create a custom strategic pest control plan to remove the rodents and implement the procedures. We back our rodent removal services with a guarantee. Contact us today and set up a free consultation. 

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