Rodent Control

Imagine being a homeowner, sound asleep in your bed after a long day of work. You’re suddenly woken up by scratching and squeaking coming from inside the walls.

Rodent Control

Gnaw Away!

The word rodent probably conjures images of a bugging pest that looks less or more like a rat, but in fact, there are many species in the family of rodents.

What do they all have in common?

They like to Gnaw!

The name rodent itself comes from the Latin meaning of “to gnaw”.

They live to gnaw and gnaw to live

Their gnawing – while it’s a nuisance to us – is their lifeline. By biting through our household, food, and precious items, they’re preventing their sharp incisors from growing through their skull!

Why should you call our New Jersey Pest Control service?

It’s never too soon to call for help

Did you know that mice and rats have a period of gestation that’s around 20-24 days?

If you don’t know what that means, allow us to do the math…

A female rat can have between 6 to 14 newborns in around 55 days!

It’s the embodiment of catching a problem before it gets bigger because chances are, it might be bigger than you think!

Contact us for a SAME DAY pest control and save yourself from the dangers of a rodent infestation!

It’s never too soon to call for help

Did you know that mice and rats have a period of gestation that’s around 20-24 days?

If you don’t know what that means, allow us to do the math…

A female rat can have between 6 to 14 newborns in around 55 days!

It’s the embodiment of catching a problem before it gets bigger because chances are, it might be bigger than you think!

Contact us for a SAME DAY pest control and save yourself from the dangers of a rodent infestation!

What are the dangers of a rodent infestation?

Rodents spread more than the plague!

Something in the air

It’s not just the food contamination that can get to you through rodents, some diseases can even spread by air!

Including:

  • Hantavirus a virus that can affect the lungs
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis a viral infection that can spread to the baby of a pregnant woman as well
  • Tularemia a disease that targets the lymph glands of the body
Sick to the stomach

Rodents will eventually find their way to your food, it’s their main object of desire in the end.

Once they do, they can contaminate them by their droppings, urine, or by simply passing near them.

The worst part is that you might not even be aware that you’re eating contaminated food that puts you at risk of getting Leptospirosis, Rat-Bite Fever, Salmonellosis or Tularemia, according to the CDC.

Serious Damage

Rodents live to gnaw and gnaw to live, so they can burrow and chew right through the electrical wiring of your home and other parts of your home as well!

If a rodent grows its own family in your household this could lead to serious damage, and you’ll find yourself faced with bills repairing water, electricity, and vents (where they love to make their nests).

“Tell Tail” Signs of a Rodent Problem

signs a rodent is living at your home rent-free

Chew Marks

Rodents can’t help but gnaw, so eventually, you’ll find small chew marks on anything from wires to your cereal box

Noice

Homeowner might find themselves awaken by sounds of scratching or squeaking in their walls. It’s a spine-chilling sound that’s hard to miss!

 

Droppings

Unfortunately, rodent droppings are the most common and easily detected signs that you have an unwanted visitor at your home.

 

Smell

Stale, musty, and urine smells coming from unoccupied or undisturbed parts of the house are usually a dead giveaway that there are rodent intruders.

Mice Vs Rats

How to tell the difference between mice and rats?

You might be wondering, does it matter?

Luckily, we deal with both! so you won’t have to worry much.

Still, here are some major differences between the two different creatures:

  • Mice are smallerThey only grow up to three ounces and they also have thinner and hairier tails. Rats are bigger with thicker hairless tails. A rat can even reach up to one pound and a half maybe even more provided a food supply as rich as the New York’s subway!
  • Rats are actually more friendly –But don’t go petting them anytime soon! While Mice are more territorial and more likely to get aggressive (especially if spooked), rats are generally more friendly.
  • Rats chew more – As rodents, both mice and rats will gnaw their way into things, but rats go all the way with their chewing! They can chew through metal pipes, cinder blocks, or anything that gets in the way between them and their next meal. In fact, in some cases, rats even found their way into automobile engines, which can lead to serious consequences like blown fuses and fires. A total nightmare!

What are the most common types of rodents to find in new jersey?

Introducing…
The Rodent Hall of Fame

With our experience in pest control and rodent extermination for the folks of New Jersey, we can tell you that the odds are that your rodent problem might be caused by one of the rodents in our hall of fame:

The House Mouse

Whenever you envision a mouse, it’s probably this famous cartoon-like house mouse. With its characteristic large and rounded ears, pointed sniffing nose, and long hairless tail, the house mouse is one of the most commonly encountered rodents.

The Field Mouse

Field mice are often called meadow voles, are large rodents with coarse brown fur and light grey or white undersides. The pests are six to seven inches long and have short, furry tails that are twice as long as their back limbs.

The White-Footed Mouse

Their name is self-explanatory, a white-footed mouse has small white legs that set a sharp contrast between its dark upper body and pale bottom. Although they might appear aesthetically pleasing, the white-footed mouse is very dangerous due to an integral part it plays in the spread of Lyme disease.

The Deer Mouse

A deer mouse’s name is no accident! Their fur is strikingly similar to a deer, and they have characteristically bicolored tails. They are also known as “field mice”.

The Black Rat

Black rats are slimmer and larger than most rats. While they’re named ‘black rats’, they come in different colors, ironically, they’re most commonly a greyish brown with a pale grey stomach. However, on some occasions, they might also be completely black.

The Norway Rat

Norway rats are the most common in the U.S. They are covered in shaggy fur with tails and ears covered in scales and the rest of their body covered in shaggy fur.

How can i get rid of a rodent infestation?

Sleep without a squeak!

Helping the lucky folks of Bergen, Passaic, Essex, and counties get a sounder sleep at night with our SAME DAY pest control services and rodent extermination.

New Day Pest Control has everything you need to make your home free of rodents, insects, and whatever other pests are giving you headaches. 

Contact us today for a free estimate and to discuss what services we can provide for you.

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