Rodents are a huge problem for property owners here in Baltimore. From spreading diseases to gnawing on everything in sight, these pests are one of the last creatures you want to have as roommates. To keep these annoying, destructive, and dangerous pests out here is one quick and easy solution to try.
Common Home-Invading Rodents Around Baltimore
Baltimore is no stranger to rodent problems. Anywhere people are closely gathered together to live, socialize, and eat, rodents will want to be. Around our area, a few species of rodents are more likely to invade your home than others: here are the ones you should know about.
Roof Rats: Roof rats are a smaller, more agile breed of rats that are known for using nearby trees, telephone poles, and wires to get onto homes. Identify this pest by its 6-8 inch long body, 6-8 inch tail, black or brown coat, small round ears, pointy nose, and two black eyes.
Norway Rats: Norway rats are the most common species of home-invading rats around Baltimore. Identify this pest by its 6-10 inch long fat body, 6-8 inch long tail, brown to grey coat, blunt muzzle, and two black eyes.
House Mice: House mice are one of if not the most invasive pest rodents in most parts of the world. Identify this pest by its 3-4 inch long body, 2-4 inch long tail, short light brown, grey, or black coat, lighter belly, large ears, pointed snout, and red or black eyes.
What Are Your Chances Of A Rodent Infestation
One thing you should know about mice and rats is that they don’t get along. If your home is infested with mice, you won’t have any issues with rats and vice versa. With that said, rodents are drawn to homes by many factors, specifically, food, water, and shelter. The more general access these pests have to these three basic needs around your property, the more likely they will be to stick around.
Another factor that determines your chances of a rodent infestation is how accessible your home is to these pests. All a house mouse needs to squeeze its way into your home is a hole the size of a nickel. On top of this, if a hole isn’t big enough for a mouse or rat to squeeze through, they might try to gnaw on it to make it bigger, and rodents teeth are strong enough to chew through certain metals.
What To Do If Rodents Invade Your Home
Handling rodent infestations is not always an easy task. Sometimes you will catch a lucky break, but most of the time, you will find yourself frustrated and running out of potential solutions. Here is a simple solution we recommend; the moment you know your home has rodents, buy some high-quality rat traps. Bait these traps with peanut butter and place them near areas you think rodents are frequenting around your home.
If you catch a few mice or rats within two weeks and notice no more activity, great! Your problem should be solved. Clean up traces of rodents using protective gear, and you are all set. If rodent problems persist despite your efforts, your next decision should be which professional pest control company to call.
At Pest Czar, we make rodent control easy for our customers. We know you cannot afford the fancy equipment, treatments, and training courses to handle these pests effectively, which is why we bring all these things with us for each job we do. Your safety matters to us, and having rodents around your home is a fast way to get sick. Contact our team today to learn more about our pest control services and schedule a pest inspection for your Baltimore home.