Ratpocalypse: What Do Rodents Eat?
According to the Indiana State Department of Health, there is at least one rodent for every person living in the US. This means there are currently more than 329 million rats in the country!
If that isn’t a sign of a rat-pocalypse then what is?!
Rodents not only chew on your home’s foundation, compromising its integrity and causing a safety hazard, but they also spread a number of diseases both, directly and indirectly. These include Lassa fever, rat-bite fever, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Lyme disease, babesiosis and more!
Rodents are found in homes, restaurants, supermarkets and pretty much everywhere where there’s food. This means your kitchen is their number one target, if you have the following things in your kitchen cabinets or pantry, then you’re at risk of a rodent infestation!
From walnuts and almonds to peanuts and hazelnuts, rodent love to munch on delicious nuts. Since they’re high in protein and an excellent source of nourishment, nuts provide rats the energy they need to be extra destructive!
Fruits and Berries
The sweet taste and smell of fruits and berries are why you like them so much! Well, rodents are no different. They absolutely love to consume tropical fruits and if they ever smell them rotting in your trash, that’s definitely a formula for infestation.
Rodents are notorious opportunistic feeders, especially when it comes to meat. These creatures will devour meat any chance they get! Whether its fish, red meat or poultry, keep them secure in a container; should you neglect packing them up carefully, you can say goodbye to the T-bone steak you were planning to enjoy next weekend!
Just because rodents are avid meat-eaters doesn’t mean your plants are safe. From grass, twigs, seeds, trees and barks, rodents will consume all kinds of greens and plant sources.
Your trash and garbage scraps are a goldmine for rodents. They can thrive off feeding on your leftovers and disposed items such as leather products, clothes and even shoes.
Rodents love to munch on grains, hay, seed and all sorts of other pet food. If you have pet food stocked up in your pantry for your furry friends, chances are the unwanted pests will get to them way before your cat can enjoy eating it.
Can a Pest Control Company Help?
If you’re facing rodent-trouble at home or at work, get in touch with Xterminator today! We’re a professional pest control company in Columbus, Ohio, with years of successful experience in providing excellent rodent infestation treatment and prevention solutions.