Rodents make up the largest group of mammals and are identified by their continuously-growing front incisors. To prevent their teeth from overgrowing, rodents constantly gnaw on anything they can get their teeth on. Rodents are pests that take advantage of any food, water, and shelter sources they come across. The two most common species of rodents to cause problems for home and business owners in Providence, Rhode Island are mice and rats.
Rodents are a danger to both people and property. They cause structural damage by chewing through electrical wires, equipment, lumber, insulation, drywall, duct work, and flooring. They also destroy personal property by chewing on it or gathering it to use as nesting materials. Clothing, shoes, papers, pictures, and furniture can all be damaged by rodents. Rodents carry and spread many diseases, including Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), salmonellosis, dysentery, Hantavirus, and leptospirosis. Their shed fur, saliva, and excrement can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. In addition, they contaminate food sources and the surfaces of your building with urine, excrement, and saliva.
There are a lot of things that can attract rodents to a property. They include gardens, compost piles, pet food, open containers of garbage, grills, and outdoor eating areas. Rodents are also attracted to bird feeders, wood piles, and dense vegetation. Once attracted to and living on your property, it is only a matter of time before rodents find their way inside your home to search for food sources. They also invade if the weather outside becomes too harsh. Rodents squeeze their way inside through spaces in the foundation, gaps underneath doors, through holes along the roof line, through vents, or down chimneys.
Rodents nest outside in a variety of spots, including in trees, woodpiles, tree stumps, under decks and foundations, in dense vegetation, along riverbeds, in abandoned bird nests, and in areas of debris. Rodents that have found their way inside to nest do so in warm, dark, secluded areas near food sources. They like areas of clutter and places that aren’t frequently visited by people. Common indoor nesting spots include behind walls, in attics or basements, inside crawlspaces, inside storage boxes, and behind appliances.
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Doing the following in your Rhode Island home or business and around your property can help to prevent problems with rodents in the future:
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