Rodent Control

Rodents can be a big problem for Southwest Florida residents. The lush vegetation, warm climate and plentiful water supply gives them everything they need to thrive. Places like Cape Coral, Sanibel Island, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Bokeelia, Boca Grande and Naples are undergoing a lot of development these days, and when buildings go up, habitats disappear.
As habitats disappear rats and mice seek out places to hide from predators, and new sources for food and shelter - your home offers them exactly that.
What kind of rodent control you put into place will depend on what kind of rodent you are talking about. Rats will usually require different methods than mice. Rats are much smarter than mice and they are more difficult to catch. Other rodents such as voles, gophers, woodchucks, squirrels and beavers will also require a unique approach depending on which one is creating the issue.
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Getting Rid Of Rodents

Rats and mice are usually the first animals to come to mind when we think of rodents, but many other kinds of nuisance wildlife like chipmunks, squirrels, beavers, voles, guinea pigs, prairie dogs, gophers, chinchillas, and even porcupines, are members of the rodent family too. As a matter of fact, rodents make up one of the largest order of mammals on the planet today. To better serve you, we have lots of information for you on many kinds of nuisance wildlife that falls within the rodent category.

A rodent is characterized by two continuously growing teeth on the upper and lower jaws known as “incisors”. These teeth continuously grow and must be kept shortened by constant gnawing.

When it comes to the most infamous rodents, rat mouse differences can be numerous, in fact, the wide number of rodents identified as “rats” can vary greatly from each other in anatomy, environment and habits – and the same goes for “mice” as well. The terms rat and mouse are actually not scientific classifications at all, but rather terms used to describe certain rodents that fall within a specific category of “appearance”.

Generally, when someone is talking about a "rat", they will normally be referring to a Norway rat or a black rat, also known as a roof or ship rat.

However, on occasion a young Norway or black rat will be misidentified as a mouse. As with any wildlife problem, it will be important to determine what kind of specific species is at the root of the problem. Different animals require different methods for wildlife control to be successful.

Although rodents such as rats and mice are considered pests and are not necessarily the most popular animals, they do serve an important purpose in the ecosystem, including serving as a food source for other wildlife and helping with seed dispersal to perpetuate the growth of vegetation. Just the same, rodents can be destructive and they can carry disease, consequently you do not want them living in your home.

There are also several kinds of wildlife that are not members of the rodent family that are often mistakenly identified as such, including rabbits, moles, weasels, bats, skunks, armadillos and opossums.

The Wildlife Whisperer, Inc., can help you humanely control your rodent pest control issues, including your rat mouse problem without the side dangers of rat poison, harmful trapping or needless killing of the rodents. Rodent pest control removal is one of our specialties.

Additional Topics Of Importance

When it comes to rodent control, particularly rats and mice, there are some important things you should know. For instance, did you know that the placement of rat poison around your home can lead to deadly secondary poisoning of your pets or nearby wildlife? We offer rodent control services that do not involve poisons or dangerous chemicals.

a collection of live catch, non lethal rodent traps

As seen just above, there are several things you can do to control rodents around your property including the use of non-lethal live traps for rodents, and we've put together some info for you on the various trap options to help you choose which rodent control method will work best for you.

Rodents Attract Snakes

There is a caveat that comes with having rodents around, that's the fact that rodents attract snakes. If you have rodents or bats in your home, garage or around your house, there is a pretty good chance that a snake may come in after them. A snakes attraction to rodents is not limited to ground activity either, in many circumstances they can climb walls or trees and snakes in attics are something we've seen on more than one occasion. We've even found a snake wrapped around a garage door opener attached to the ceiling of a garage. Snakes often go into garages and homes looking for, or following after, rats and mice.

snake climbing brick wall
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