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Rodents are a type of mammal. Their diversity in size, shape, behavior, food preferences, and nesting sites gives them the ability to live successfully worldwide. Examples of rodents include beavers, porcupines, chipmunks, squirrels, rats and moles. Two of the most common species of rodents that invade Tennessee homes and businesses are the mouse and rat. The mouse has a small, oval-shaped body with a pointed snout, and small, dark, protruding eyes. Both its long tail and ears have a light layer of fur covering them. Rats are bigger than mice, and have scaly tails and ears that are void of hair. Both mice and rats are unwanted visitors to residential and commercial properties, inside and out.
Rodents are dangerous pests, and should never live in or around your home. They cause many problems, including structural damage, health risks, and the contamination of food.
Like all rodents, mice and rats are wild animals. Over time, rodents have come to partially rely on people for their food, shelter, and water needs. They find our yards and homes provide them with everything they need to thrive without needing to continually search for their next food source. Rodents often use our homes and other buildings as a place to overwinter away from the cold weather.
Rodents mainly live outside in sheltered areas out of the sight of predators. There are many areas of shelter in our yards that attract rodents like woodpiles, trees, dense vegetation, gardens, and outbuildings. When living outside near our homes, it is common for rodents to find their way indoors. Inside, rodents nest in a variety of places, but usually within 100 feet of a food source. Attics, basements, the backs of cabinets, behind appliances, and wall voids are all typical nesting sites. Rodents are nocturnal. They sleep during the day, coming out at night to search for food.
The task of eliminating rodents from your Tennessee property should be left to a professional. At Colonial Pest Control, we have 50 years of combined pest control experience. We know pests and how to eliminate them from properties once and for all!
We guarantee our results and take pride in treating our customers like family. We are a local company dedicated to using only the most efficient, cutting-edge services possible. If you are looking for exceptional pest solutions for your Knoxville area home or business, contact the pest professionals here at Colonial Pest Control today!
In addition to our professional pest control services, take the time necessary to implement these easy-to-execute prevention tips: