The rodents found in California homes are filthy and destructive. These small animals can quickly invade your home and cause a lot of problems for you and your family. If you see rodents around your home, you may need the help of a professional Riverside pest control specialist to get rid of them completely. At Green Flash Pest Control, we have years of experience eliminating rodents from homes and businesses and know the exact steps to take to make your home rodent-free.
The Types Of Rodents That Commonly Invade Riverside Homes
Several types of rodents live in Riverside. Most rodents prefer to live outdoors and away from humans and other animals. However, there are a few rodent species commonly known to invade homes to find food, shelter, and water. Some of the different types of rodents that you are most likely to find inside your Riverside home include:
- House mice: This is one of the most common types of rodents found in Riverside homes. The house mouse is small and has a body that is only about 2 ½ to 4 inches long. This type of mouse usually has a plump round body covered in grayish-brown fur.
- Roof rat: The roof rat has a long slender body that is 6 to 8 inches long. Its tail is about the same length as its body and is used to help it balance on narrow surfaces.
- Norway rat: This rat is the most common species found in homes and businesses. Its other names include the "street rat" or the "sewer rat." It is slightly larger than the roof rat. When a roof rat has reached full maturity, its body can measure over 9 inches long.
All of the rodents on this list have high reproduction rates. On average, these rodents can give birth to around six babies every few weeks. If you don't act fast to remove a rodent from your home, you could end up with a full-blown rodent infestation in a matter of weeks.
Can Rodents In Your House Make You Sick?
Rodents are filthy creatures that can pick up a lot of bacteria and viruses daily. If they come into your home, they may be able to spread these diseases to you. Some of the illnesses that you can catch from having rodents in your house include:
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
Most of the time, rodents will spread these diseases through indirect contact. The most common way to become ill from a rodent infestation is to accidentally come into contact with the rodent's urine or feces.
How To Make Your Property Less Inviting To Rodents
Rodents will come into your home in search of food, shelter, and water. Some things that attract mice and rats to your house include leaving your pet's dishes outside or having an open garbage can. If you want to make your home seem less inviting to rodents, make sure to remove any standing water from your property and keep all food in airtight metal or glass containers.
The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Rodents In Your Home
Because rodents can spread diseases, handling a rodent infestation on your own can be extremely difficult and dangerous. At Green Flash Pest Control, our number one goal is to keep you and your family safe. We can quickly and safely remove all rodents from your Riverside property and keep them away for good. Give us a call today for a free inspection.