Rodents Arizona Homeowners Need to Lookout for During Winter

While the majority of rodents will likely enjoy the warmth that the summer produces, once we are greeted with cooler weather, there is a strong possibility that they will try and move somewhere warmer. One place you might find them looking for warmth in your home. You may enjoy opening your home to guests, but rodents probably are not as welcomed. Here are some rodents you need to look out for during the winter months.

Rats/Mice

These are the most common rodents you will encounter in your home. While generally harmless, certain mice can carry the Hantavirus, a virus spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people worldwide. Both rats and mice enjoy getting into and chewing on your cords and furniture, which can be a pain. No need to take care of it yourself, our services include cleaning up the mess they made, baiting traps and more.

Specific types of mice and rats you might encounter are Pack Rats, which are the most common rodents you will see in your home. They like to hide inside your walls or you might even find them playing in your yard. Another common rodent is the Roof Rat, which similar to their name, can usually be found in the attic and enjoy eating citrus. The type of mouse that can carry the Hantavirus is the Deer Mouse.

Squirrels

These animals can be very similar to mice or rats. While they generally stay outside, they could still possibly get into your attic or even your trash. If you’re experiencing an infestation of squirrels or perhaps just one or two annoying ones, we will still put forth the same effort to get rid of them as we do mice or other rodents. The bait and traps we use are environmentally friendly!

There are many different types of squirrels you may encounter in the state of Arizona. A few you may see are the Rock Squirrel, Arizona Gray Squirrel, Round-Tailed Ground Squirrel and American Red Squirrel. Along with the possibility of them also chewing on your electrical wires, squirrels can carry unwanted bugs such as lice, fleas, ticks and more that can be transferred to your pets, family or furniture. 

Any rodent you may be having a problem with can soon be our problem. We take all the proper steps and precautions to get the problem fixed and taken care of. Contact Alliance Pest Management Termite and Pest Control here to schedule your inspection today!

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