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Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Plymouth Property


Rodents are small, destructive creatures that can adapt to new conditions relatively quickly. Once they make their way inside your home, it won't take long for them to find a nesting area that is safe and far away from human activity. Many times, these nesting areas can be in the spaces above your ceilings or behind your walls. 

At Combat Pest Control, we have a well-trained team of rodent exterminators who know the best strategies and techniques to use that are guaranteed to keep these destructive animals out of your Plymouth property. 

Common Rodent Species: Identifying Different Types Of Rodents

Mice and rats are the most common types of rodents known to come inside homes. The common house mouse is the species you are most likely to see in your home. Two different types of rats can also invade your home.  The creatures that our rodent exterminators run into the most in this area include:

  • Roof rat: This rat is commonly referred to as the black rat. It has soft black fur that can sometimes have a shiny and sleek appearance. Their bodies are smaller than other rats and usually measure 6 to 8 inches long. Their hairless tails, however, are extremely long and can measure around 10 inches in length. 

  • Norway rat: This rat is also called the brown rat because of the coarse brown fur that covers it. This medium-sized rodent has a long and lean body measuring up to 10 inches long. It also has a scaly, hairless tail that measures anywhere from 6 to 8 inches long. 

  • Mouse: The common house mouse is considerably smaller than either of the rats on this list. It has a short, round body that typically measures 2 to 4 inches long. 

While these animals may have different behaviors and characteristics, they are all destructive and can take over your home if you don't get rid of them quickly. A rodent control company near you can help identify the type of rodent in your home and devise the best plan to eliminate it. 

The Rodent Menace: Understanding The Threat Of Uninvited Guests

Most people know rodents are capable of chewing up almost any object they come into contact with, but most don't realize just how dangerous their destructive behaviors can be. In addition to chewing through walls, clothing, and other objects, rodents chew through wires and cables. If they damage the electrical wires behind your walls, it could potentially cause a fire if not repaired immediately. 

They are also able to spread a variety of diseases and illnesses. They can contaminate your home, find, and air with these harmful pathogens, causing you to transmit a number of different illnesses, which could include salmonellosis and leptospirosis.

Calling a rodent extermination expert at the first sign of a rodent infestation can help minimize the damage and reduce the risk of illness. 

Proactive Rodent Control: Preventing Rodent Problems Before They Begin

Rodents like to invade warm homes with plenty of food and water. Teaming up with a professional rodent exterminator can give you a customized prevention plan. However, there are some preventative steps you can implement in the meantime, such as placing food in a sealable container, removing clutter from your home, and sealing any gaps or potential entrances in your house. 

Professional Pest Control: The Most Effective Rodent Control Solution

Don't put your health in jeopardy; call our professionals at Combat Pest Control when you first see a rodent in your home. Our experienced technicians know everything about effective rodent control in Plymouth and can keep your home free from rodents for good.

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out this form for a free, no-obligation estimate.

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Combat Pest Control

800 Franklin St Hanson, MA 02341

Hanson, MA 02341

(781) 746-7393

Combat Pest Control

800 Franklin St Hanson, MA 02341

Hanson, MA 02341

(781) 746-7393