The Key To Total Rodent Control For Your Plymouth Home

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When strolling along the stunning coastal waters of Plymouth, one can imagine how amazed the Pilgrims felt when setting foot in a new world. Over 400 years later, people still marvel at this seaside community's beauty, small-town charm, and the diverse citizens that make it unique. Unfortunately, several varieties of rodents reside alongside us within Plymouth's historic city. Without pest control in Plymouth, these destructive pests could soon make a mess of local homes.

How To Identify Common Types Of Rodents

Rodents are universal; they live almost everywhere. Unfortunately for Plymouth residents, mice and rats often find themselves inside area homes.

Massachusetts rodents commonly found inside Plymouth homes include:

  • House mice grow between 2 1/2 and 3 3/4 inches long (minus their tail) and are typically pale gray with creamy underbellies. They have round little bodies, big ears, and pointed noses.
  • Norway rats (brown rats) grow 7 to 9 1/2 inches long (minus their tail). Their hair is bristly brown with a sprinkle of black hair, and their bellies are typically white or gray. They have long bodies, small ears and eyes, rounded noses, and scaly tails. 
  • Black/roof rats grow six to eight inches long (minus their tail). Their thin, long bodies have soft, smooth, fine brown hair with areas of black, and their underbellies are black, white, or gray. They have scaly tails and almost hairless ears. 
  • Wood rats are similar in size to Norway rats but have hairy tails. Their bodies typically have a two-toned appearance (gray/brown on top with a light undercarriage and feet). 

No matter what type of rodent finds its way into your home, problems are bound to follow. Combat Pest Control can help homeowners quickly identify and remove rodents from Plymouth homes.

Rodents Can Spread Disease And Damage Property

House rodents pack a two-fold punch. Not only do they damage homes and belongings, but they also cause health concerns. Rodents wear down their teeth by constantly gnawing; therefore, it's not uncommon for people to start seeing bite marks or holes in woodwork, siding, floors, and stored items. Since insulation provides excellent padding for a nest, rodents often shred it. Rodents are also detrimental to electrical wires, causing shorts and potential fires. Stored boxes and packages of food get chewed, making a mess, and contaminating foods and other items. In addition to home damage, rodents also transmit diseases.

As rodents crawl across surfaces in your home, they leave feces, urine, and saliva in their wake. Diseases can get transmitted to humans through the air, direct contact, or ingestion. Some rodent diseases people can get exposed to include salmonellosis, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), tularemia, and rat-bite fever. In addition to diseases, rodents sometimes transport other pests into homes, like ticks, mites, and fleas. In light of all the problems rodents bring to homes, quick and effective rodent control is vital. Combat Pest Control is local and offers same-day services that quickly end rodent problems in your home.

How And Why Rodents Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Like humans, mice are happiest when their essential needs (food, shelter, and water) are met. Rodents use tiny holes, cracks, and crevices to infiltrate homes. Spaces around drain spouts, electrical wires, utility wires, and water and sewer pipes often serve as an easy gateway into homes. Some rodents are great climbers and use branches or utility wires to access upper levels of homes. Once rodents get comfortable inside homes, removing them can prove quite challenging. Help from professionals like those of us at Combat Pest Control is imperative for rodent control and elimination.

The Most Effective Rodent Control For Your Home

To receive the most effective rodent control solutions in Plymouth, homeowners should enlist the help of Combat Pest Control. Our locally-owned company offers customers time-tested pest control methods that are effective and thorough. We also provide eco and bio-friendly services that are safe for the environment, protect the people and pets living inside your home, and get rid of rodents. Take advantage of Combat Pest Control's same-day services by calling today for a free estimate and learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Plymouth.

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