The No.1 Pest Service You Need
Most residents experience a rodent problem at some point. Once they are in your home they’re going to look to expand their family and build a large nest. You will want a professional to get rid of them before they have a chance to do this.
Although you may not suspect it, they can actually pose a health risk to your family. According to the CDC, they can carry the following diseases:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Rat-Bite Fever
- Lassa Fever
Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re still not something you want crawling around in your home. They will try to raid your food, and may contaminate it in the process. Nothing will stop a rat. It will chew through anything on its way to food. In fact, they will even chew through a wall if they think there is food on the other side.
Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rat control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our specialists can perform for you.
We’ve included a list of the common areas where we find them navigating in homes. The common areas are:
- In your attic
- Inside closets near the floor corners
- Around doors
- Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines
- Near floor vents
- Between the wall and floor juncture
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Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. If a hole is larger, you may consider using metal sheeting or cement to close the hole or gap. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. This probably sounds overwhelming, but don’t fret.
We’d be happy to send out our experts to not only rid your home of existing rodents, but to secure it from future invasions as well. Call us at (954) 790-6394 today to schedule an appointment.