It is good to understand what you are up against, especially when the rodents invade your privacy. Here is what a rodent removal company wants you to know. First of all, rodents are the worst kind of pests. They cause a lot of damage and can feast upon anything they find around them. They can chew all the wiring, which can cause fire or may cause significant structural damage. They even chew the wood, drywall, plaster and whatnot.
Here are some things that a rodent removal company wants you to know.
Rodents – Disease Carriers
We all know how gross rodents can be, but they tend to make you sick as well. Rodents are filthy and carry many diseases with them. You must hear stories from old times about how rodents caused the deaths of millions. Yes, that is true. They carry diseases like the hantavirus, leptospirosis, listeria, rat-bite fever and many more. And not just their bite, feces, urine or anything they invade become a potential danger for your and your family.
A Messy Creature
Rodents live in filth underground, and they eat all the gross things that you can’t even think of. They may look like tiny creatures, but they are not subtle. Once they leave their dropping or urine, claw marks, bite on your food, you are done. The only way to keep them away is to keep all your food items sealed in containers. Clean all the mess created after every meal is the only solution. Also, call rodent exterminators, so you don’t have to face an infestation.
You Have To Keep An Eye On Them
It depends on the size of the rodent inside your house. They tend to squeeze through every hole large enough to fit a dime, yes. To keep them at bay, you must keep a regular check on all the entry points around your house. The cracks and opening must be shut off properly. There are many areas from where they can enter, such as:
- Air conditioning ducts
- Pipes leading to your house structure
- Your insulation foam coverings
- Worn out garage doors
- Debris around your property
- Your property foundations
- Kitchen laundry room, storage rooms and the basement
You May Need An Exterminator
In most cases, the homeowner finds it very hard to exterminate rodents from their property. And in some cases, they become successful in keeping them away. When getting rid of them becomes hard, consider calling a rodent control specialist. We highly recommend that if you are considering contacting an exterminator, here are some things that you need to ensure beforehand:
- Getting multiple bids
- Make sure the company have trained staff
- Get a warranty before you settle. It is important
- Your residential pest control services provider should give you ample time after the first or second visit so you can evaluate the result based on the work they did.
Overall, your pest control company specialist would tell you if you would have to vacate the property. In most cases, it is not necessary. Keep a list of questions ready for your exterminators so you can get a piece of thorough information about the visit and the process. If you think you have rodent problems several times a year, consider choosing a home protection plan so you can get pest control service all year long.
If you want to know more about pest control, feel free to contact us.