There are countless pests that can invade and negatively affect your home. In this
article, we will focus on a specific pest that can greatly harm your home and family, and
how Pest Control can be the best pest exterminator for the job. Here, we talk briefly about
rodents, particularly Rats and Mice.
Rodents are the nightmare pest for the average homeowner. Their size, mental
capacity and general health risks far outweigh the threats caused by most insect species.
Many species of mice and rats are known to invade homes and the danger they pose to
the house and homeowners themselves can not be overstated.
Rodents are attracted to your house due to many common pest promoters, those
being food, water, and warm environments. What sets rodents apart is the lengths to
which they will go to obtain those things. In terms of food rodents, especially rats, will eat
just about anything. Not just things like food scraps or expired meat. Things like leather,
wood and even soap are eaten by rats. Garbage cans are almost always the first thing
that attracts rodents. If there even a single flaw in your garbage can, a rodent will find it.
Usually any water sources such as leaky pipes or pet water bowls can attract rodents,
particularly in regions will little annual rainfall. Bad maintaining of your property, including
putting off repairs of exterior sections of your house, can cause holes and flaws that can
allow for easy access for rodents.
Prolonged exposure to rodents or severe infestation can cause several health
issues. Some rodents can carry hantavirus, a rare respiratory disease which they can
also transmit from their saliva, urine, and feces. This disease can be fatal in humans, and
there is no known cure. Mice can also spread diseases like tularemia, lymphocytic
choriomeningitis, and murine typhus. At the same time, rats can carry bubonic plague,
Weil’s disease, toxoplasmosis, and trichinosis. Rats and mice both contaminate food with
their feces, urine, and saliva and can bring parasites, such as fleas, lice, and ticks into
your household. Rodent remains also pose a severe health hazard to humans. Symptoms
from a rat or mouse bite can include stuffy nose, itchy eyes, itching, coughing, skin rashes,
difficulty in breathing and other respiratory problems.
Due to the high threat of injury and disease from rats, ending an infestation by
yourself is very difficult. Furthermore, rodents can easily be drawn back to your home,
even after an infestation has been subdued. Because of this, contracting professional
pest control is often the best exterminator for rats and mice. They have the tools and
experience to remove any rodent in your home, and to set up a strong perimeter that will
keep rodents out of your home for good.