Rodents

Basic detection begins with the first encounter or the obvious droppings, however when are we most likely to see them in action? The answer: At night!  Rodents will enter homes, sheds, buildings, anywhere they can to seek shelter and food, they only need a hole the size of a quarter to gain entry, not to mention many are excellent climbers.

They can climb walls, utility lines and fences to travel from structure to structure.
Basic nesting grounds for many rodents are in trees, woodpiles, or nesting in plants/bushes.
In mass housing areas, oleanders provide the best nesting location.
In many structures other rodents prefer high places. Attics, are their #1 preference.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Roof rats do not burrow in the ground or swim.
  • Rodents eat vegetables/fruits, seeds/ nuts, pet food and invertebrates.(worms etc.)

Common Landscape characteristics that can attract rodents are:

  • Heavy shrubbery, wood piles, and storage boxes. Also: palm trees, yucca plants, honeysuckle, and Italian cypress trees.

Oh no, not Rodents!

If you have citrus trees, and you notice hollowed-out fruit on the ground or in the trees, this is an indicator that a rodent is near by.

Odd gnawing or scratching sounds in the attic or in the walls? You may have a visitor.

Small holes in the screens, gnaw marks on the structure, chewed wires, misc yard disruptions are a few of many indications of rodents.

Tride and True can assist with any rodent issue, and use only the safest, most current technologies for complete satisfaction and total control.

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*Tride and True ways to prevent rodents*

  • Keep lids on garbage cans.
  • Keep outdoor storage areas clean.
  • Have a inspection to make sure your attic is sealed.
  • Outdoor pet food is an attractant, store inside during nighttime hours.
  • Pick your citrus as soon as it is ripe. Remove any fallen citrus from the ground.
  • Store wood at least 18 inches above the ground and 12 inches away from the walls.
  • Have a inspection to make sure your attic is sealed.
  • Keep an eye out for disruptions to landscape such as holes in the ground or groupings of misc debris.
  • Outdoor Maintenance: Keep your bushes and vines thinned. Make sure trees are trimmed back from the house at least 4 feet.