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The Struggle With Effective Rodent Control In Scottsdale

December 30, 2022

Rodents are common pests that people in Scottsdale have to deal with on a daily basis. These primarily consist of rats and mice. Roof rats and pack rats are types of rats commonly found in Arizona. Scottsdale residents are also frequently faced with house mice and deer mice.

Many of these rodents are able to penetrate your home's exterior through openings the width of a pencil. They nest in uninhabited areas of your home, are effective breeders, and are known to cause tremendous property damage. Furthermore, they spread a variety of diseases through the normal course of activities, some of which are deadly.

Here we'll discuss how large Arizona rodents tend to get, the dangerous diseases they spread, and why DIY solutions tend to fail. Due to the bevy of issues brought upon by rodent infestation, if you think you have a rodent problem, call Green Home Pest Control, the best option for pest control in Scottsdale

How Big Can Rodents In Scottsdale Get?

Some of the most likely culprits of a rodent infestation are the garden-variety house mouse, which generally are under four inches in length. However, did you know that roof rat, also called the black rat, is one of the largest rodents to which your home is susceptible? They can grow up to eight inches in length. The roof rat is among rodents with long tails. In fact, its tail is generally longer than its body or up to 10 inches long! Due to their nocturnal nature, you may not see them in the light of day. However, as a result of the combination of their size, regular activity, and predilection for occupying your attic, you'll most likely hear them scurrying overhead. Rodents in the attic are unfortunately all too commonplace in Scottsdale.

The Dangerous Diseases Rodents Are Known To Spread

You may already know that rodents can cause expensive property damage due to their need to incessantly chew on things in order to shave down their teeth. Did you also know that in addition to the damage they cause to your property, rodents are known to spread dozens of potentially fatal diseases, including the following:

  • Hantavirus
  • Plague
  • Jaundice
  • Salmonella

What's more, the majority of these diseases are not spread by a rodent bite. They are instead transmitted by way of inadvertent contact with mice or rat feces, urine, or saliva. Due to their activity levels within your home, it is easy to unknowingly come into contact with these rodent byproducts.

The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself Rodent Control

If you think that DIY rodent control is for you, you may want to reconsider. There are dangers associated with DIY rodent control if not properly deployed. There is also the risk of missing a number of future rodent exclusion techniques, which can make your efforts futile.

Unlike an experienced professional, you will not have access to and knowledge of the most effective treatments on the market. Due to the dangerous nature of baits and sprays, deploying them properly is of the utmost importance. If rodent control methods are used incorrectly, you may inadvertently be putting your family and pets in danger while trying to protect them. 

In addition to the dangers of misusing rodent control, if you were to try to get rid of rodents on your own, it can be challenging to eliminate the entire population, and you risk driving rodents further into hiding. It takes a trained professional to properly assess how rodents managed to find their way into your home in the first place. Once the experts are able to get to the root cause of the problem, they can enact steps to help ensure that you don't have problems with rodents in the future.

Professional Rodent Control Is The Best Solution

A mouse or rat infestation is no laughing matter. These unwanted rodent pests wreak havoc on Scottsdale homes and endanger your family's health. If you have witnessed signs of a rodent infestation, call Green Home Pest Control today. Schedule an appointment with us, and we'll thoroughly examine your home. We'll deploy both trapping and exclusion pest control techniques to ensure that rodents are a worry of the past and monitor your home so it's not a problem you'll have to deal with in the future!