Keeping Property-Invading Rodents Out Of Your Tampa Residence


Keeping Property-Invading Rodents Out Of Your Tampa Residence

Your home is your nest; you want to be surrounded by the things and people you love and cherish. Rodents do not align with this vision! If you're struggling with rodents, it's time to partner with Urbanex, your local Tampa pest control professionals!

What Are The Types Of Property-Invading Rodents In Tampa?

Rodents of any kind are icky and unwelcome. They can give the sense that a home is not as sanitary as we would like. The team at Urbanex can help with our 4 point plan: initial service, back-to-back service, bi-monthly service, and complimentary follow-ups.

Here in Tampa, we have three types of rodents

  • Roof Rats: These rats are long and thin and dark brown or black in color. They have large eyes and ears, a pointed nose, and scaly tails. 
  • Norway Rats: These omnivorous rats have a sturdy appearance that's brown with some black. They have a long body and hairless tails and ears. 
  • House Mice: These rodents are noticeably smaller than the rats you may find in your Tampa home. They are slender and greyish brown with a pointed nose and small black eyes. They have long tails and large, sparsely-haired ears. 

These house rodents have teeth designed for gnawing. They can spread illness, aggravate allergies, and trigger those with asthma. Rodents are the spidermen of pests- they will find gravity-defying ways to enter your home, even climbing up walls!

How Dangerous Is It To Have Rodents On My Tampa Property?

Keeping your home rodent-free is good for every family member, especially babies and toddlers. These folks are lower to the ground and can be adversely impacted by harmful chemicals. Also, their little immune systems are not yet fully developed to protect them from alien substances. There are several signs to watch out for:  

  • a urine-like smell
  • gnawed holes
  • rub and gnaw marks
  • rub marks
  • droppings 
  • nests
  • noises in the walls

As soon as you suspect there might be mice in your home, reach out to a pest control professional right away. At Urbanex, we can help rid your Tamp home of rodents and maintain a healthy, safe environment for you and your loved ones. 

All The Factors That Attract Rodents 

The two features that attract mice and rats to a home are food and shelter. If you see droppings, evidence of nesting, grease marks/tracks that look like a trail, you may have a rodent issue. Rodents love snacks. They will take full advantage of crumbs, sticky residue, open containers, and trash stored insecurely. So, an ounce of prevention is really worth the effort. 

Keep surfaces like countertops clean; wipe them down regularly. Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors often. Mice can be lured by dirty dishes in the sink, pet food in open containers overnight, food stored in plastic bags, possessions stored in cardboard in the basement. They are nesters and like dark spaces away from human eyes.

How To Safely Get Rid Of Rodents In Tampa And Keep Them Away

There are organic methods to get rid of mice that will be safe for the littles and the furry friends.

  • Find how they're accessing your home. Rodents can sneak through tiny cracks and crevices, so you will want to look carefully for entry points. 
  • Clear out the garage and consider converting cardboard boxes to sturdy plastic containers.
  • Seal up your home to ensure that there are no open modes of entrance for unwanted visitors.
  • Prune shrubbery away from your house and keep it trimmed.
  • Take away their food supply- Fido and Fluffy will have to eat when the kitchen is open, no more all-night snack bar.
  • Seal your trash can and take it out frequently.

If you have tried these steps and still have an issue, or if you just want to call the professionals, reach out for an estimate. The team at Urbanex cares about your family's health and safety; we are your neighbors and will treat your Tampa home like our own. Call us today to learn more about our rodent control options. 

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