Rodents are adaptable animals that belong to a large class of mammals. While there are over 2000 identified species of rodents, only about 3 of these are classified as pests. This includes house mice, roof rats, and Norway rats. These pests may be found near human homes and may find their way into the home causing serious damage through their feeding and reproductive activities. Rodents are not just annoying little pests, they are quite destructive too.
Why Rodents Are a Problem?
Mice and rats are capable of transmitting various diseases to humans through their hair, urine, and a massive amount of droppings (a single mouse may excrete between 40 to 100 droppings daily). this makes them a threat to humans. Aside from the disease they can transmit, some people are allergic to the excrement of these rodents and it may lead to asthma-related symptoms. Although it rarely occurs, rats can bite too which is not only painful but can also transmit a potentially fatal fever. Rats may also contaminate food leading to some serious diseases. That’s not to mention the amount of food lost to rat contamination and their heavy consumption.
The Destructive Power of rodents
Rats and mice can are annoying pests that can cause a lot of inconveniences. They can chew through your electrical wiring causing serious damage and may even lead to a fire. Rodents are also quite destructive and will chew through pretty much anything including your belongings, drywalls, and building insulation. This can lead to huge repair costs. Rats may also die in your walls and other elusive places and create an annoying foul odor. Their activities also make disturbing noises and they leave behind droppings and urine on your floor and walls.
Rodents are highly resilient and have incredible survival abilities. They can live on various types of food and when one food source is exhausted, they will switch to any available food source. They are also highly successful breeders. A female rat can reproduce every three weeks. Rat colonies will grow quickly, making it all the more difficult to control them. Rodent control is challenging and sometimes, a rodenticide may not be enough. To effectively get rid of rodents in your home, you will have to use an integrated approach that not only involves killing the rodents but also makes your home rodent-proof. This, combined with proper sanitation and other rodent control techniques, will help free you from your rodent problem.
Rodent Proofing Your Home
An essential part of our professional pest control services in securing your home against rodents. Rats and mice are good at squeezing into small spaces and will get into your property and make their home in various locations. Our rodent control plan involves securing the parts of your home that rodents are likely to enter through or live in. This includes your attic, gable vents, and turbine. We will also inspect your roofing fascia and the gaps between your exterior walls to ensure that rodents have not made a home in them. Other aspects that we will inspect and rodent-proof include your oven vents, foundation grates, pipe openings, plumbing vents, and garage door openings.