Facts about Rodents that are Entering Arizona Homes

Over the past few years we have seen a surge in request for help with rodents such as roof rats in Arizona homes. Here are some facts about rodents such as Roof Rats.

  • All species of commensal rodents carry and spread various diseases. They include salmonellosis, plague, leptospirosis, hantaviriruses, and rickettsial pox.
  • Rodents are often infested with fleas which they often share with those with whom they live.
  • Rodents consume and contaminate significant numbers of the worlds food supply every year.
  • Rodents cause extensive damage to properties by gnawing on wood and wiring, often causing fires.
  • Commensal rodents are not native to the United States, they came from Europe with early explorers and settlers
  • Mice are excellent climbers and can run up most any roughened surface without breaking stride.
  • Mice Do not have bladders. They will relieve themselves at will anywhere.
  • Rodents can enter a structure from a hole as small as 1/4 inch in diameter.
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Ban Pests from Your Arizona Home this Christmas

Ban Holiday Pests! During this holiday season you will make or receive lots of yummy cookies, treats and desserts. There are 3 ways to make sure holiday pests don’t ruin your holiday treats.

Inspect Packages- Don’t let bugs into your home in the first place. There are many bugs already hiding in boxes, paper packaging and plastic bins. Before letting any of those into the house, inspect them. Look in the corners, the glued sides and shake out any paper or plastic used to keep breakables safe.

Seal Cracks & Crevices- The best way to stop pests from coming in is to block their entrance points. If you have cracks in your walls, gaps in doors or windows or settling near fireplaces.

Store Your Food Properly- Loosely closed packages are like a drive thru for pests. They don’t even have to make an effort to get the nourishment they need. Make sure you utilize airtight containers for floor, sugar, spices, cereal, crackers, etc. You will make it difficult for those pests to get into your food. And, by removing the items from their often cardboard packaging, you are reducing another source of food.

Don’t let Holiday Pests ruin your fun! If you see bugs, pests or the messes they leave behind, give us a call at Bug Guardian Pest Prevention. One of our skilled technicians will come out to your home for an inspection.

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