What is your opinion of rodents? Now, we know this question is hard to answer, especially because there are so many different types of rodents. To make things more simple, what is your opinion on rats, mice, and squirrels? Would you ever own a rat or mouse as a pet, or do you have a level of disdain for these creatures? We are here today to talk about the difference between wild rodents and pet rodents, and to provide you with a guide to control house rodents before they break into your Boise home.

How To Identify The Rodents In Boise

If you have lived here in Boise for long enough, you have either dealt with or know of someone who has had trouble with rodents. If you are currently dealing with rodents inside your Boise home, here are three common species you should know about and how to identify each.

The house mouse is 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inches long, dusty gray, and has a cream-colored belly. More notable features include red or black eyes, round ears, plump body, and blunt nose.

The roof rat is 16 inches long, including its tail, and has brown fur with intermixed black hairs and a gray, white, or black underside. Although classified as a rat, the roof rat looks more like a mouse and is incredibly dexterous.

The Norway rat is 16 to 18 inches long, including its tail, and has brown fur with intermixed black hairs and a white underside. These big rodents are common home invaders and cause more damage with their teeth than any other area rodent.

The Dangers Of Rodents Being In Your Home

Big rodents and small rodents cause the same problems. They are all annoying, dangerous, and destructive. Rodents are annoying because they make noises late at night and produce baby rodents rapidly. Rodents are dangerous because of the many diseases they carry both inside and on their bodies. Some of the most common sicknesses you might contract from wild rodents include salmonellosis, hantavirus, rabies, rat-bite fever, Lyme disease (from ticks), and the bubonic plague (from fleas). Finally, rodents are destructive with the way they chew on everything. These pests use their strong and sharp teeth to gnaw on furniture legs, chew holes through things, and tear apart fabrics, insulation, and paper to build their nests.

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Own

It doesn't matter which kinds of rodents you have in your Boise home. If you try to get them out, they will present a challenge. Why is it so hard to get rid of rodents? Well, for one, these pests are elusive. Home invading rodents only come out at night and hide during the day. Rodents are also incredibly intelligent, rapid breeders, and quick to hide if they feel threatened.

The Safe & Effective Way To Get Rid Of Rodents In Your Home

If you are certain that rodents are inside your Boise home and you are looking for ways to get these pests out fast, look no further than Affinity Pest Control. We offer quality home pest control and commercial exterminator services in Boise to help you identify, eliminate, and prevent invasive and harmful pests like rodents. We will start by fully evaluating your home for problems and follow up with treatment implementation and trapping services. Finally, we will put in place some long-term protection to guard your home against rodents through every season.

Call Affinity Pest Control now to request a free quote and find your answer to pest problems here in Boise.