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Rodents

Rodent Control

mouseOf all the pests that can invade a home, rodents are the most disgusting. Rodents enter a home around plumbing pipes, dryer vents and other openings to the outside. Homes on slabs are less likely to have rodent problems, but the determined pests can still get in through cracks where the home meets the foundation.

Signs of Rodent Infestation
The most noticeable sign of rodents is their droppings. Mice leave tiny black droppings that are about the size of a grain of rice. Rat droppings are much larger. Droppings are usually found on the floor in corners, along baseboards, inside cabinets and behind furniture. Droppings found on furniture or countertops indicate a serious infestation. Less noticeable than waste pellets is rodent urine which looks like small drops or puddles when wet and a yellowish film when dry. Rodents are known for chewing into boxes and containers, especially pet food bags or grain products. Piles of shredded paper in an infrequently disturbed location can indicate a rodent nesting area. Rodents also make scratching noises inside walls, under bathtubs, under floorboards and behind furniture. Gnaw marks on baseboards or doorframes and tracks in dusty areas are also indications of a rodent infestation

Rodent-Borne Diseases
Rats and mice carry a number of harmful viruses, bacteria and parasites, including hantavirus, typhus, salmonella, bubonic plague, leptospirosis, fleas and ticks. Some people who think they have a flea problem are actually experiencing a rodent incursion.

Call a Professional
When it comes to rodents and the deadly diseases they carry, it’s better to trust a professional exterminator. Exterminators know the most effective and up-to-date means to rid your home of the rodents that are already there, and prevent new pests from coming in. 

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