Mice and rats have become the most commonly found and economically important pest. They have learned and adapted to live where we live, and eat what we eat. Their presence can be felt both in urban and suburban settings. The ever rising population of rats in NYC is at an all-time high, with the most recent estimates at over 14 million.
What are Rodents?
Rodents include all varieties of mice and rats. These nocturnal animals are portrayed as cute figures on cartons. However, they are well known for spreading diseases, the most threatening ones beings Salmonella, plague, tape worm, and tuberculosis.
How do I know if I have Rodents?
Rodents will utilize any possible entry point, but they will normally gravitate to the food or kitchen areas to feed. Below are the most common signs that there are rodents in your building or home:
- Gnaw marks
- Droppings on floor, closets , and on or behind the stove
- Damaged products: Mice prefer eating seeds or cereals, while rats prefer meat, fish, cereal, and dry dog food.
- Rub marks, musty smell
- Burrows or holes
- Visual sightings of them scurrying
Any of these signs should be immediate cause for you to jump into action. The longer the rodents are in your home, the more difficult it is to permanently solve the problem. Therefore, identifying the source of the entry is the most critical elements of rodent elimination.
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From solving the Garden Central Station rodent problem to eliminating rodents from luxury coops and condos, offices, warehouses, restaurants, and more, Pest Away Exterminating has built a reputation for solving NYC’s most difficult rodent problems.
Our highly trained and experienced certified professionals are skilled at identifying the source of the rodent problems, sourcing out all holes, voids, and entry points that are allowing rodent entry into your home or building.
Upon inspection, our team will develop a rodent removal and pest control solution to successfully eliminate rodents from your building. Call Pest Away now at 212-721-2521 to schedule your appointment for an effective inspection and rodent control service.
What can be done to prevent Rodents?
Rodents are obviously here to stay and they are growing in numbers. As long as there is food, garbage and moisture around, the rodents will continue to flourish. Rodents love clutter and gravitate to it. They use hide and build nests. In any type of harborage area they can go undetected for long periods of time when these conditions exist. Sanitation is crucial to minimize and prevent rodent problems.