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Rodents; Rats & Mice
How To Handle Rats And Mice
Most homeowners experience a rodent problem at some point, typically mice and rats. They are notorious for getting into homes and creating large families. The goal is preventing this by taking action immediately upon they’re discovery.
Although you may not suspect it, they actually pose a health risk to your family. According to the CDC, rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Even if the ones in your property don’t currently have a disease, you likely still prefer they remain far away from your home. It is actually quite common for property owners to come across chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice and rats are involved. Nothing will stop a them and it will chew through anything on its way to food. Rats will gladly chew through a wall if they suspect food is awaiting them on the other side.
They can fit through astoundingly small spaces so you should inspect your home thoroughly to determine any of these possible entry points. Many times we may notice a small fracture but don’t believe something like a rodent could get through it but it’s always better to be safe than sorry so seal up any kind of fractures or faults around your property where the rodents could get inside. This is also a service that our pest control specialists can perform for you.
Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home. Remember that they are not restricted to low areas as rodents are expert when it comes to climbing. The most common areas they are discovered in include:
- Near dryer vents
- Around the fireplace
- Around sink pipes
- Inside your attic
- Under kitchen cabinets
- Behind refrigerators
It’s important to address any entry points you find or that our exterminators help you find. Give us a call at (317) 759-7669 and we can help with your existing pests in addition to helping you learn the best ways to prevent their return.