The Rodents Revealed project by PestWorld.org is pulling back the curtain on the hidden threats that mice and rats can pose to both people and property. Although they may be small in size, these pests can pose big problems once inside. Continue reading to learn more.
How Do Rodents Get Inside?
During winter, rodents seek shelter from the harsh weather conditions. They can easily make their way inside of any residential or commercial property. While rats and mice can grow to be several inches long, they can easily fit through any hole the size of their head. Check out the video below to learn more.
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The Dangers of Rodents
Rodents such as rats and mice are one of the most common and dangerous pests.
Rodents are known to carry and spread over 35 different diseases that are harmful to humans, including, but not limited to:
- Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
- Rat-bite fever
- Colorado tick fever
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
The above diseases can be transmitted to humans by coming into direct contact with rodent feces, saliva, or urine; handling rodents; being bitten by rodents; or being bitten by ticks, mites, or fleas that have fed on infected rodents.
In addition to spreading diseases, rodents can cause incredibly dangerous damage to a property. They are known for chewing on just about anything they can find to build their nests, including exposed wires, which can cause fires or explosions to take place.
What to Do If You Have a Rodent Infestation
Because rodents can cause a lot of damage and put your health at serious risk, it is crucial that you bring in a team of professionals as soon as you discover the infestation. When you call the pest control experts at Pestex, we will carefully inspect your property, locate the source of your infestation, and customize a treatment plan just for you. Backed by four generations of exceptional service, our team has what it takes to eliminate your infestation and prevent future invasions from taking place.
Our team can offer specialized rodent control services for all kinds of residential and commercial properties, including:
- Single-family homes
- Office spaces
- Apartment complexes
- Medical facilities
- Retail stores