Top 5 Places Rodents Love To Inhabit 

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Florida’s warm climate makes it an inviting destination for people from all walks of life—and, unfortunately, for rodents from all walks of life too. Rats and mice can find their way inside your home seeking shelter and a steady food source, bringing with them disease and property damage. So, how do you know if your property is an attractive rodent habitat?

Rodent droppings, holes chewed in boxes and electrical wire, and the sounds of squeaking and scampering feet are sure signs you might have a rodent problem. They’re more likely to be found in places with less human activity, but not always.

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Top 5 Places Where You’re Likely to Find Rodents

Rodents will hide anywhere they can find food, water, and shelter – but you’re more likely to find them in certain places compared to others. Here are five places in your home that are most likely to have rodents:

  1. Garage: Rodents are capable of squeezing through a hole the size of a dime, so even the smallest failures in weather stripping can invite a rodent infestation, let alone the slow closing and opening of garage doors. Many homes have secondary pantries or refrigerators in their garage, making this location an oasis for rodents of all kinds. 
  2. Attic: Attics are prime real estate for rodents. Often left undisturbed for long periods of time, this location can offer shelter among the clutter and ample nesting material like insulation. Cracks or holes in the walls or roof damaged soffits, and damaged vents are all easy access points for rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels. 
  3. Crawl Space: Similarly to your attic, your crawl space can provide a space for rodents to nest and reproduce. Rats and mice often sneak into crawl spaces through inconspicuous gaps in your home’s exterior. Crawl spaces are a dangerous place to allow a rodent infestation to grow in because the dangerous bacteria from their droppings and urine can contaminate your living spaces through your vents.
  4. Kitchen Pantry: Rodents are skilled foragers, and the kitchen is a treasure trove of food opportunities. They are especially attracted to dry goods like cereal, rice, and pasta, as well as any open food containers. Check your pantry and cabinets for signs of gnawing or droppings and keep food tightly sealed. 
  5. Bedroom: While not the most common, if an infestation has gone unchecked there’s a good chance they’re coming for your bedroom. Bedrooms are not the most active rooms in a home, so rodents can be found in your closet, in your bed, inside couches, and even climbing curtains in their nightly endeavors. Be sure to promptly remove any food source from your bedroom and check for cracks in the walls of closets or behind furniture.

Forest Pest Control, Your Partners in Rodent Control 

The highly trained specialists at Forest Pest Control proudly offer residential and commercial rodent removal services to Central Florida homeowners and business owners. With innovative solutions and top-of-the-line technology, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. If you suspect you may have a rodent problem, or are seeking preventative options, don’t hesitate to call today!

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Top 5 Places Rodents Love To Inhabit  in Central Florida

Serving Orange, Lake, Seminole, and Volusia Counties

Orlando | Windermere | Dr. Phillips | Winter Park | Longwood | Lake Mary | Winter Springs | Oviedo | Altamonte Springs | Apopka | DeBary

DeLand | Orange City | Celebration | Kissimmee | Heathrow | Sanford | Winter Garden | Clermont | Ocoee | Leesburg | Sorrento

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