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Rodent Control
Rodents vary in color and size by species.  The most common rodents that live in close proximity to humans (called commensal rodents) in the Arizona are Norway rats, roof rats, house mice.
   Norway rats are grayish-brown, roughly 13 to 17 inches long from nose to end of tail. 
   Roof rats are black or brown and smaller and sleeker than Norway rats, with tails longer than their bodies.  13 to 18 inches
   House mice, usually light gray, are small and slender, 5 to 7 inches long from nose to end of tail. 
Rodents are found throughout the world, wherever food and water sources exist and can be difficult to keep out of homes regardless of size or species. Rodents are excellent climbers and will squeeze through a hole only a in size.
Rodents Pose a Health Risk and Damage Property
Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent.
Each year, rodents cause significant damage to property. The rats chew through electrical wiring, pipes, wood work and chew up insulation.
An average Roof Rat is about 13 to 18 inches long, including its tail.  They are hard to catch, and remediate and reproduce rapidly.

Signs to look for in determining if you have Roof Rats include: nighttime activity in your attic, roof and gutters, rustling in trees at night, hollowed out fruit (Orange Trees), sounds of gnawing or chewing at night, cylindrical poop, squealing, pieces of insulation found in house or garage, and much more.

Roof Rats can have anywhere from 6-10 young per litter.  Further, they can have approximately in 4 litters per year if the right conditions exist.  Life expectancy of their young is usually high, especially in the absence of predators.
Solving the rodent problem
Seal Up!
Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel, and rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar! Prevent rodents from entering the home by checking inside and outside the house for gaps or holes. Eliminex can seal up your home to prevent rodents from entering.

Clean Up!
Prevent contact with rodents by cleaning up your home or workplace.
Eliminate possible rodent food sources such as fallen fruit from citrus trees.
Trap Up!
Eliminex offers a variety of solutions for rodent problems, including:

     Lethal traps - such as snap traps, are designed to trap and kill rodents.
     Rodenticides are products intended to kill rodents, and are typically sold in bait or tracking powder form. Rodenticides include:
   Baits - combine rodenticides with food to attract rodents.  They may be formulated as blocks or paste, and may be enclosed in a bait station.
   Tracking powders - rodenticides combined with powdery material.  The powder sticks to their feet and fur, and is swallowed when the animals groom themselves.

In both cases, the rodents die after consuming the chemical contained in the bait or tracking powder.  Because they may pose risks to human health, some rodenticides (including tracking powders) may only be legally applied by certified pesticide applicators.
Health concerns related to rodents make it important to contact a licensed pest management professional.
Your Eliminex professionals can help identify and eliminate rodent problems.


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your rodent problem and determine the best course of action.

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