Did you know rodents are widely considered the most common pest in the world? It's true! And Memphis is no stranger to them, either. Seeing a rodent in your Memphis home can be extremely unsettling. The presence of even one rodent can indicate a much larger problem that you don't see. A rodent infestation is something you should address quickly, as it often leads to costly building damage and feces/urine accumulation. The rodent control technicians at Wildlife X Team® Memphis are prepared and ready to keep rodents out! Call 405.816.9700 today or contact us online for rodent pest control in Memphis.
Common Rodent Problems
Don't let their small size deceive you—rodents can do a lot of damage to landscapes and your Memphis home. Some of the more common rodent calls we receive at Wildlife X Team® Memphis include:
- Large amounts of rodent droppings in various locations
- Rodents in the attic
- Rats in the walls
- Mice in the kitchen
- Ripped & chewed open food containers
- Grease marks along walls & doors
So What's the Difference Between Mice and Rats?
The most obvious difference between these two common rodents is their size: rats are almost always larger than mice. An average rat is between 5–7 inches long and an average mouse is about 3–4 inches long. Mice have smaller heads in comparison to their bodies, and mice also produce considerably more droppings per day (40–100 vs 20–50 by rats).
Where Are Rodents Commonly Found?
These adaptable creatures have evolved to be able to survive in both urban and suburban areas—anywhere in which humans thrive, making it difficult to avoid interactions with them.
- Rats are primarily associated with urban areas like downtown cities, alleys, and unhygienic places like dumpsters. They are also present on rural farmland.
- Mice also thrive in a number of terrains.
Are Rodents Disease-Carriers?
Yes. Due majorly in part to their penchant for spending time in places like alleys and dumpsters, rodents are known for being quite unsanitary. Rats were responsible for the transmission of plague, which killed around 25 million people in the middle ages.
Rodents are known to carry directly transmitted diseases like hantavirus, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis & more. There are also indirectly transmitted diseases like Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever & more.
How to Get Rid of Rats — Memphis Rodent Control & Removal
Call us at 405.816.9700! No, really—our team is ready to help YOU get rid of rodents in your Memphis home or business today. It is important not to handle rodents or their waste unless you are trained and knowledgeable on rodent safety, which many Memphis residents are not. Wildlife X Team® Memphis can help get rid of your rodent problems. Call 405.816.9700 today to keep rodents out and trust Wildlife X Team® Memphis for fast & safe rodent pest control services!