The Best Way To Deal With Rodents In Your Phoenix Home

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What Rodents Live Around Phoenix?

Phoenix is home to more than a few species of rodents. Thankfully, not all of them invade properties. The two most common home-invading rodents in our area, however, are mice and rats. These two furry pests prefer living indoors over trying to survive outside in nature, and if they could have infinite food, water, and shelter without having to avoid people daily, our homes would be paradise. If you don’t know much about rodents, here are a few things every Phoenix homeowner should know about these problematic pests.

  1. Rodents are always looking for something to chew on. Just as a cat needs to regularly scratch things to keep its claws at a reasonable length, rats and mice have to gnaw on things to keep their ever-growing teeth filed down.

  2. Rodents are smart. Often used in scientific studies measuring intelligence in animals, rats and mice have proven time and time again to be some of nature’s smartest creatures. They will occasionally use their quick wits and adaptive learning to avoid dangers around living areas, including rodent traps.

  3. Rodents are mobile. Most rodents are speedy and some are capable of jumping far distances. Squirrels and roof rats regularly use their mobility to climb into homes and will occasionally find their way indoors to cause trouble.

Some DIY Tips To Prevent Rodents Around Your Phoenix Property

DIY methods are not the best way to prevent rodents, but when used properly, they can help reduce your chances of an infestation. If you have some extra time on your hands, here are some helpful precautions to take around your Phoenix property:

  • Keep your yard clear of clutter and debris.
  • Store firewood and or building materials at least 30 feet from your home’s exterior.
  • Trim your landscaping at least once a week and more often through rainy weather.
  • Fill any holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation with caulk.
  • Make sure window and door screens are in good repair.
  • Install door sweeps under all exterior doors.
  • Avoid feeding your pets outdoors and wash out their water and food bowls after every meal.
  • Install metal screens over exterior vents and out spouts.
  • Thoroughly clean your home and do your best to keep it clean.
  • Store leftover foods inside airtight containers.
  • Invest in tight-fitting lids for your home’s trash cans.

A Better Way To Handle Rodent Problems

The only way to make sure rodents get and stay out of your home is by hiring a pest control professional. If you are looking for amazing rodent control services at a price that won’t break your bank, look no further than Arizona’s Exterminator Company. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive rodent prevention and elimination for residents around Phoenix and would be happy to aid you in any problems you are currently facing.

Contact our team today to learn more and schedule your property for rodent control.