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Why You Do Not Want Rodents In Your St. Louis Home

February 11, 2022 - Rodents

Both large and small rodents will invade homes in this region, seeking sources of food, water, and shelter throughout the year. Rodents (Rodentia) are a group of mammals that exist in thousands of species. Some examples of rodents common in this area include mice, rats, and squirrels that have adapted to living in close proximity to humans in urban, suburban, and rural areas. There are also some types of pet rodents including gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs that are somewhat less menacing and are much more likely to remain outdoors. 


One of the common characteristics among rodents is that they have oversized front teeth (incisors) that continually grow and cause these pests to chew on things constantly. This continuous habit of gnawing can be a particularly dangerous problem when it involves the wiring or cabling contained within your home. Rodents will consume a very wide array of foods, including small invertebrates, seeds, plant leaves, fruit, and most of the foods that humans do. 

Are you struggling to get rid of rodents on your property? Speaking with a professional pest exterminator is strongly encouraged to ensure these pests are completely eradicated from the premises and prevented from returning. 

Identifying A Rodent Problem In Your St. Louis House

Some of the indicators or examples of rodents that are commonly found include sounds of their rummaging. As largely nocturnal creatures, rodents can often be heard at night burrowing through attics, basements, or crawlspaces. In some cases, property owners will notice that bags of dried foods in pantry areas well ravaged by rodents and commonly see trails of their excrement. 

The Diseases Spread By Rodents In St. Louis

Even small rodents and various types of pet rodents can pose large health concerns because they routinely travel through trash, sewage, and other filthy areas and may be exposed to parasites. For example, rodents have been known carriers of hantavirus, rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, and many other dangerous concerns. 

The Damages Rodents Cause In St. Louis Homes

Rodents will contaminate food and surfaces as they travel and spread their waste. They may chew through the roofing material, drywall, and wires, and damage fabrics, insulation, and paper products used in creating nests. The majority of rodents can rapidly proliferate and soon expand into a significant infestation. 

Tips To Keep Rodents Away From Your St. Louis Home

Some of the best practices in rodent prevention include: 

  • Keeping branches, weeds, and other vegetation trimmed back away from the premises 
  • Remove firewood storage piles, grills for cooking, and other objects from the structure. 
  • Limit exterior food sources by keeping lids on outdoor garbage cans, removing bird feeders, and picking up fallen fruit.
  • Adhere to excellent cleaning habits, particularly in kitchen areas, by sweeping floors, cleaning surfaces, and putting away leftovers.

Leading Provider Of Pest Control Solutions 

The team of experienced technicians with Roberts Pest Control is trained to safely and effectively get rid of rodents and prevent them from returning. Our organization has been operating in this region for more than 15 years now assisting local home and business owners that are struggling to eradicate problems with bed bugs, termites, cockroaches, and a host of other unwanted critters that may present health risks. Part of our success has been attributed to operating with integrity and delivering consistently superb customer service. 

We adhere to integrated pest management (IPM) principles, which is an approach or methodology that emphasizes eco-friendly practices in pest control operations. IPM employs a variety of strategies that seek to protect the environmental conditions and limit the use of potentially harmful pesticides. 

We look forward to speaking with you to schedule an onsite property inspection and estimate. 

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