Rodents have lived near humans for centuries, causing most of the major plagues in history. Originating in Asia, rats and mice are now a global concern, reproducing at alarming rates, carrying diseases and causing structural damage to homes and businesses.
Even with Tucson’s moderate climate, rodents will move into your home in search of food, water and shelter. While these rodents vary in size and nesting habits, they all share the ability to cause damage to houses and spread diseases such as Hantavirus and other pathogens, transmitted by infested fleas, ticks and feasting insects. Rodents can also infect food supplies, spreading Salmonella to humans.
The most common rodent problems in Southern Arizona can be attributed to:
Gnawing to manage their large teeth, rodents can cause house fires by damaging electrical wiring in homes. Most of Southern Arizona rodents are nocturnal, or most active at night and spend the day sleeping. While their nocturnal habits might make rodent infestations difficult to detect, telltale signs include rodent droppings, scratching or scurrying noises in your walls or attic and gnawed dry goods packaging in your pantry.
If Tucson and surrounding area homeowners, suspect that their home has fallen victim to household rodents, they should contact Arizona Pest Control as soon as possible for a free rodent investigation. Reducing rodent populations is especially important for homes with children, as a home with rodents will often provide several opportunities for rodents to transmit life-threatening diseases like Hantavirus, Salmonella, tapeworms, and rat-bite fever, among others. Call AZ Pest Control today at 520-886-7378 for more information.