Rodent Control

Rodents and Rodent Control

The word rodent means to "to gnaw". We will mostly be discussing the type of rodents called "commensal rodents". The word commensal means"sharing one's table".

Through the ages, rodents have been the cause of some tremendous plagues and diseases. Today, due to increased sanitation and effective rodent and insect control programs, the threat of disease from rodents is not as critical.

Rodent Damage

Rats and mice cause a massive loss of food worldwide.

Besides eating our food, rodents spoil it by contamination with their feces, urine, or fur.

They also cause damage to our buildings by their burrowing and gnawing activity. Rodents will gnaw through many types of materials in order to reach a location including lead sheathing, cinder block, aluminum siding and some concrete.