rat-440987_1280Rodents: if you are not aware of them, you can rest assured that in some portion of your property, they very well may be aware of you. As October comes to a close and Halloween grows near, Orlando pest control experts, Apex Pest Control, are raising awareness of Rodent Awareness Week from October 23rd through the 29th. Rodentia is one of the largest orders of mammals, encompassing everything from the simple brown rat to prairie dogs, beavers, and those meddlesome eastern gray squirrels living in your attic. Awareness of the type of pests that may be invading your Orlando area property is important (hint: it’s not prairie dogs), and this week highlights that.

There are many ways simple prevention can stunt a growing rodent problem, and the local pest control experts at Apex also offer humane live animal trapping and relocation. Rodent issues have a myriad of solutions, and at Apex, live trappings are used whenever possible and are always the first priority. Make a point to ask for it if you have a rodent issue and set your mind, and home, at ease.

If left untreated, there are a variety of issues rodents can cause when in contact with people and pets:

  • Disease: Rats didn’t get this reputation by accident; they do in fact spread disease when found in large numbers.
  • Breeding Times: This is a huge issue. A lone and random rodent will probably not be much of an issue for you and is unlikely to merit a pest control call. However, rodents have an incredible reproductive rate, and where you see one, you may soon be seeing very many.
  • Property damage: This is limited to a few species, but potentially very troublesome. Some rodents will chew through wires, wood, and many other substances for both food and shelter creation. The damage left behind is often hidden from view and not pretty when discovered.

As you can see, there is a myriad of issues that Orlando area rodents can cause. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to combat the multiplicity of issues. Keep an eye on small access points to structures, and close off any possible ones. Keep food and litter not only away from the inside of your property, but away from the outside of your property as well. And finally, keep the local Orlando pest control wizards at Apex Pest control in your phone’s Rolodex. They can answer questions, walk you through any developing problems, and offer a free, no-obligation consultation and quote. Continue browsing our website for more information, or feel free to call us at 866-675-4070. One of our representatives will get back to you within 24-hours.