Hawaii is a wonderful place to live. It is rich in culture, with beautiful scenery, mountains, beaches, and great food. Just like life in Hawaii is different, pest control in Hawaii is too. And with over 20 years of experience keeping local homes and businesses protected from the common pests in Honolulu, we at Able Pest Management understand those differences.
Pests like rodents can cause major issues, but Able Pest Management is here to help. We offer pest control in Honolulu that you can count on at prices you can afford, all from a local company that you can trust. Learn more about what we can do and how we can work with you to keep your Honolulu home protected from rodents and other pests.
The Most Common Types Of Rodents That Invade Hawaii Homes
Here in Hawaii, we have a different ecosystem than the continental U.S., but we deal with many similar rodents. Here are some of the common rodents you’ll find in your Hawaii home and how to identify them:
- Roof rat: Roof rats are five to seven inches long, slender, and grey to jet black. They prefer to make their nests off the ground in roof rafters and attics.
- Norway rat: The largest rat in Hawaii, Norway rats are reddish-brown to grey, up to ten inches long, and thicker than roof rats. They enter buildings and nest at ground level.
- Polynesian rat: Polynesian rats are the smallest rats in Hawaii, measuring only five inches long. They are cinnamon-brown to grey with stiff black hairs on their backs and sides.
- House mouse: The house mouse is the smallest of the common household rodents. It is tan to grey with a lighter underbelly.
Rodents can be difficult to identify without professional help. If you are dealing with rodents in your home, call us today for help with rodent identification and treatment.
Can A Rodent Infestation In Your House Make You Sick?
When you think of the dangers caused by rodents, you probably think of being bitten or scratched. But one of the biggest concerns with rodents in your home is the diseases they can spread, including:
- Rat-bite Fever
Rodents in your home can also contaminate your food and trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks in people with sensitive respiratory systems.
Why It Is So Hard To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Own
Rodents breed quickly. The average female mouse can give birth to between 30 and 60 pups yearly. Scientific studies have found that just two rats can grow to over a thousand in a year. This potential for exponential population growth means that complete rodent removal can be difficult.
If you take the DIY rodent control approach using traps and baits, you are likely to miss some of these pests that are hiding in your home. When this happens, the cycle of breeding and infestation continues, and your house is never rodent-free.
Hawaii’s Secret Weapon To Complete Rodent Control
When it comes to rodent control in Hawaii, the best option is to work with a professional pest control company like Able Pest Management. We design our home pest control plans to quickly eliminate pests from your property and keep them from coming back with year-round treatments.
Don’t waste your time, money, and energy on rodent control solutions that don’t solve the problem. Call us today so one of our trained technicians can get to work eliminating your rodent problem and ensuring they don’t return. We’ll make sure you can enjoy your time at home without worrying about dangerous and destructive rodents.