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Everything You Should Know About Rodents In Brandon

Serving Families Throughout Brandon

Furry friends are afoot in Florida! If rodents decide to take up residence in your home, are you prepared? Do you know how to protect yourself against these pests?

If not, don't worry: we're here to help. Read on to learn all about rodents and Brandon pest control. Also, don't forget to contact the Friendly Pest Solutions team for the best professional rodent control services in Brandon.

What Kinds Of Rodents Typically Invade Brandon Homes?

The significant players in Brandon's rodent woes are rats and mice. There are a few different types of rats in the area, but the most common are the Norway and roof rats. Norway rats favor low-lying areas that allow them to burrow, often in basements or even underneath homes. Roof rats are agile climbers and like to nest in attics. 

Mice are little rodents. So little, in fact, that they can compress their bodies to fit through very narrow spaces (less than an inch wide). Both rats and mice have sharp teeth that can chew through plastic, wood, fabric, and other materials. 

If you need help determining what type of rodents you're dealing with, we can help. Call one of our technicians for an inspection and a free estimate.

All The Problems Rodents Around Your Property Can Cause

They may seem cute and fuzzy, but rodents are destructive by their very nature. Rats, for example, frequently chew due to their constantly growing incisors. Most house rodents will claw wood or destroy fabrics and paper products to build their nests.

But they can also harm your health. Rodents are known to spread the following diseases: 

  • LCM infection
  • Murine typhus
  • Tularemia
  • Hantavirus
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Plague

Once you spot a rodent, call us as soon as possible to resolve the issue quickly and efficiently. Then, we'll make your home safe again with safe, targeted treatments.

Why DIY Rodent Control Often Fails

Despite how easy it is for homeowners to access rodent control products, DIY rodent control fails more often than it succeeds. Here's why:

  • Poor trap placement: You need to know the habits and behaviors of rodents to place traps in suitable locations; otherwise, they'll collect dust.
  • Failure to identify where the infestation is: Do you know where every nest location is? If not, you're simply wasting your time and money. 
  • Rodent misidentification: Different rodents sometimes require other bait and trap methods. Without appropriate identification, you could purchase the wrong tools for the job.
  • Lawn rodents are also present: If your infestation has spread beyond the confines of your home, it's necessary to treat your surrounding property as well.
  • The pests are rapidly reproducing, and your traps can't keep up with the expanding population.

Though Friendly Pest Solutions began in 2017, our team has over a decade of experience in professional home pest control. So rest assured that when you side with us, we bring an incredible knowledge base and will utilize it to protect your home.

The Trick To Stress-Free And Effective Rodent Control

The secret to effectively fighting a rodent infestation the first time is to call on pest control specialists. We'd like to show you why. 

Friendly Pest Solutions is locally owned and operated in Brandon, and we believe in treating each customer's home as our own. Our customer-first focus puts your wants front and center of everything we do. We listen to you and address your concerns from inspection to treatment and revisits. 

Discover the difference professional pest control can make. Call Friendly Pest Solutions today to schedule an inspection and learn more about our services. We look forward to meeting you!