Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Reno Property

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Many types of rodents can find their way onto your Reno property. These sneaky and destructive animals can cause damage to your lawn as well as the inside and outside of your house. 

Finding a qualified Reno pest control specialist to work with is the best way to ensure your property is rodent-free. At Celtic Pest Control, we live and work in the Reno area. We understand the unique habits and behaviors of the common rodents found in this area, and we know the best way to keep all rodents away from your home for good. 

Common Rodent Species: Identifying Different Types of Rodents

To identify a rodent, you first need to know what they are. A rodent is a mammal. They live on land and typically have their entire bodies covered in fur. One thing distinguishing a rodent from other mammals is its teeth. All rodents have a set of upper and lower incisor teeth that continue to grow throughout their lives. Rodents constantly chew on wood and other hard surfaces to prevent their teeth from growing too long. 

There are several different rodents in Reno. Most of the time, these animals like to live outdoors. However, like all other mammals, they need food, water, and a warm place to survive. If they cannot find a reliable food and water source out in the wild, they will try to come into your home. As humans continue destroying these creatures' natural habitats, rodents are becoming more commonly found in residential and urban areas. 

Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage

Some of the rodents in Nevada can be exceptionally destructive and dangerous if they are able to come into your home. Here is a look at the different types of rodents that you are likely to find around your Reno property:

  • Voles: These small rodents like to eat a variety of plants and animals. They are found in grassy areas and will dig underground, tearing up the roots of your grass and plants. 
  • Moles: Moles are odd-looking creatures that spend most of their life underground. They like to eat grubs, worms, and other underground bugs and use their wide paddle-like feet to dig through the ground. They can cause lawn damage and loose soil in some areas that can be hazardous if you walk over. 
  • Rats: Roof and Norway rats are the most common types of rats in this area. They will chew through your home's walls, insulation, and electrical wires. They can also spread various diseases, including salmonellosis, leptospirosis, cowpox virus, rat-bite fever, and tularemia. 
  • Mice: This is one of the most common types of home-invading rodents. Even though they are smaller than rats, they can cause just as much destruction in your home. They can also spread a variety of diseases like leptospirosis and Hantavirus.

Squirrels are also commonly found in yards but are known to chew holes through your home and nest inside attics.

Professional Rodent Control: The Safe Way To Remove An Infestation

Dealing with a rodent infestation alone can be dangerous and hazardous to your health. The most effective and safest way to stop a rodent infestation is to contact a rodent control specialist. A professional can keep you and your home safe from any property-invading rodent. 

Rodent Prevention Tips: How To Keep Your Property Rodent-Free

The best way to keep rodents out of your Reno yard is to contact us. Celtic Pest Control has a comprehensive rodent removal and prevention plan that we can customize to fit your unique rodent problem. Give us a call today to get your free quote.

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