Where does all of our social isolating leave those urban-dwelling rodents who depend on our food garbage for sustenance? Secondarily, and perhaps even more worrying, where will those survivalists turn to when their need for food becomes dire?
About 40% of all mammal species are rodents (2,277 species); they are found in vast numbers on all continents except Antarctica. They are the most diversified mammalian order and live in a variety of terrestrial habitats, including human-made environments.
Now is the time to take a close look at how tight the infrastructure of your home is, and how careful you’re being about food waste.
The most vulnerable spots in a home are doors that may be eroding or don’t fit snugly into their frames, allowing the space necessary for rodents like rats and mice to gnaw holes which will allow them to enter your home. They will go through almost any opening where they can get to the food they’re smelling and try to move into your home. They are starving! Rats, for example, reproduce at a tremendous rate, mating up to 20 times in 6 hours and producing four to seven litters of 10 rats each year. That’s as many as 70 little rats who, unfortunately grow to be big, hungry rats who make even more babies.
Look around. Eliminate stray trash cans, dumpster bags or anything that’s going to attract pests. Rodents are very smart and capable critters. To repeat, you want to make sure your doors fit tightly at the threshold and that there’s no gap that will allow desperate rodents into your house.
Click HERE for some interesting information about rodents that just might be our neighbors.
If you do happen to catch a glimpse of a rodent in your home, especially if there are children present, it is certainly not a DIY job. Please contact us HERE with any questions or concerns that you may have. We’ll be happy to help!Tags: bugs, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, clear defense, cleardefense, Columbia, Durham, exterminate, exterminator, Greensboro, Greer, infestation, insects, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, pest control, pests, Raleigh, Richmond, rodents, Winston Salem