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Rodent Control in Durham, NC

Safe & Effective Rodent Removal in North Carolina

When you think of a rodent, you probably think of a mouse or a rat. However, the rodent family is much larger than that. There are over 2,000 different species of rodents in the world. Rodents are mammals that are characterized by their two continuously growing incisors. They are also known for their ability to adapt to a variety of environments, which is why they are so common in homes and businesses.

At Sage Pest Control, we are committed to providing our customers with the best rodent control services in Durham. Our team of experts is highly trained and experienced in rodent removal and can help you get rid of your rodent problem quickly and efficiently. We use safe and effective methods to eliminate rodents from your property and prevent them from coming back. If you have a rodent problem, we can help. Call us today to schedule a free inspection.


Call Sage Pest Control today at (704) 413-3398 or contact us online to schedule a free inspection for rodent control in Durham.


Signs of a Rodent Infestation

It is not uncommon for homeowners to have a rodent problem and not even know it. Rodents are nocturnal creatures that are very good at hiding, so they can be difficult to detect. However, there are some signs that you can look for that may indicate that you have a rodent problem.

Some of the most common signs of a rodent infestation include:

  • Droppings: Rodents leave behind small, dark droppings that are about the size of a grain of rice. You may find these droppings in your pantry, under your sink, or in other areas where food is stored.
  • Gnaw marks: Rodents have to constantly chew on things to keep their teeth from growing too long. If you notice gnaw marks on your furniture, baseboards, or other items in your home, you may have a rodent problem.
  • Strange noises: Rodents are nocturnal creatures, so you may hear them scurrying around your home at night. You may also hear scratching or squeaking noises coming from your walls or attic.
  • Nests: Rodents build nests out of materials that they find around your home, such as paper, fabric, and insulation. You may find a rodent nest in your attic, basement, or other areas of your home.
  • Unusual pet behavior: If you have a pet, they may be able to detect a rodent problem before you do. If your pet is acting strange, such as barking or scratching at the walls, they may be trying to alert you to a rodent problem.

Health Risks of Rodents

There are many health risks associated with rodents. Rodents can spread diseases to humans through their droppings, urine, and saliva. They can also spread diseases through the parasites that they carry, such as fleas and ticks. Some of the most common diseases that are spread by rodents include hantavirus, salmonella, and rat-bite fever.

Some of the most common health risks associated with rodents include:

  • Hantavirus: Hantavirus is a rare but serious disease that is spread by rodents. It is usually spread through the droppings, urine, and saliva of infected rodents. Symptoms of hantavirus include fever, muscle aches, and fatigue. In severe cases, it can cause difficulty breathing and can be fatal.
  • Salmonella: Salmonella is a common bacterial infection that is spread by rodents. It is usually spread through the droppings, urine, and saliva of infected rodents. Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. In severe cases, it can cause dehydration and can be fatal.
  • Rat-bite fever: Rat-bite fever is a rare but serious disease that is spread by rodents. It is usually spread through the bite of an infected rodent. Symptoms of rat-bite fever include fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches. In severe cases, it can cause joint pain and can be fatal.

In addition to spreading diseases, rodents can also cause a lot of damage to your home. They can chew through electrical wires, which can cause a fire. They can also chew through insulation, which can cause your energy bills to go up. If you have a rodent problem, it is important to take action right away to protect your health and your home.

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Types of Rodents in North Carolina

There are many different types of rodents in North Carolina, but some of the most common include mice, rats, squirrels, and chipmunks. Mice and rats are the most common types of rodents that infest homes and businesses, but squirrels and chipmunks can also be a problem.

Some of the most common types of rodents in North Carolina include:

  • House mouse: The house mouse is one of the most common types of rodents in the world. They are small, usually about 2-3 inches long, and are light brown or gray in color. They are nocturnal creatures that are very good at hiding, so they can be difficult to detect.
  • Norway rat: The Norway rat is one of the largest types of rats in the world. They are usually about 7-9 inches long and are brown or gray in color. They are nocturnal creatures that are very good at hiding, so they can be difficult to detect.
  • Roof rat: The roof rat is one of the most common types of rats in the world. They are usually about 6-8 inches long and are black or brown in color. They are nocturnal creatures that are very good at climbing, so they can often be found in attics and other high places.
  • Eastern gray squirrel: The eastern gray squirrel is one of the most common types of squirrels in the world. They are usually about 9-12 inches long and are gray in color. They are diurnal creatures that are very good at climbing, so they can often be found in trees and other high places.
  • Eastern chipmunk: The eastern chipmunk is one of the most common types of chipmunks in the world. They are usually about 5-6 inches long and are brown or gray in color. They are diurnal creatures that are very good at digging, so they can often be found in burrows and other underground places.

If you have a rodent problem, it is important to identify the type of rodent that you are dealing with. Different types of rodents require different methods of removal, so it is important to know what you are dealing with before you take action.

How to Prevent a Rodent Infestation?

There are many things that you can do to prevent a rodent infestation. One of the most important things that you can do is to keep your home clean and free of clutter. Rodents are attracted to food and shelter, so it is important to keep your home as clean as possible. This includes cleaning up spills right away, storing food in airtight containers, and taking out the trash on a regular basis.

Another important thing that you can do to prevent a rodent infestation is to seal up any cracks or holes in your home. Rodents can squeeze through very small spaces, so it is important to seal up any potential entry points. This includes sealing up cracks in your foundation, repairing damaged screens, and installing weatherstripping around your doors and windows.

If you have a rodent problem, it is important to take action right away. Rodents can cause a lot of damage to your home and can spread diseases to you and your family. The sooner you get rid of them, the better.


Call Sage Pest Control today at (704) 413-3398 or contact us online to schedule a free inspection for rodent control in Durham.


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