Rodents – when you hear the word you probably think of rats and mice. But are there other animals that are classified as rodents? Which ones? And which ones are likely to become pests in your house or garden? Which ones are likely to cause you to need an exterminator, and what is involved? We’ve got the answers to all those questions and more right here.
Rodents in General
There are numerous different types of rodents across the world. In fact, nearly 40% of all mammals are rodents. Rodents are found on every continent except for Antarctica. Most are burrowing animals, but some like the water and others are tree dwellers. Rodents are distinguished by their long and sharp front teeth, called incisors, which grow at a fast rate. This is why rodents must gnaw on hard objects such as wood, to prevent teeth from becoming too long and keeping them healthy in general. This gnawing on wood probably brings to mind a beaver – and yes, beavers are rodents. Other rodents are chipmunks, squirrels, porcupines, rats, mice and more. Moles, voles, shrews and gophers are also rodents.
Common Pest Rodents
You’re probably familiar with rodents such as mice and rats being pests necessitating a rodent exterminator. Other rodents can cause problems though, too. Imagine that moles and gophers are doing what rodents often do – burrow. When they burrow extensively through your lawn or garden, they can cause a lot of damage, especially if you have fruits, vegetables or other crops. Squirrels are fine if they stick to the trees, but if they take up residence in your walls, roof, attic or shed, they could cause damage, make a lot of noise, and their presence can be troublesome.
When You Need to Get Rid of Rodents
So you’ve learned that there are many, many different types of rodents, and some of them can cause problems when they make your home or garden their home or playground. We are skilled in all the different types of rodent extermination and will handle your situation with professionalism and respect. You want your family to be safe and to be able to enjoy your home and yard without worrying about the health effects of having rodents around. That’s where we come in. Our technicians are highly skilled and trained to deal with a variety of rodent situations. They’ll be able to provide answers to your questions and help you devise a way to prevent such a problems from occurring again. We’ve received countless praise for our effective and efficient methods and reliable presence. First time right is our motto and our reviews are nothing less than glowing. Give us a call and we can help you with your situation. We’ll answer your questions and give you a general quote over the phone, and try to get someone out to you within 24 hours. Please pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re eager to assist you for Turn Your House Into Livable Space In Toronto, ON Rodent Exterminator call (647) 557-7978.