Rodents of all types are dangerous to homeowners. Often, individuals do not know they have an infestation until they begin to see the rodents themselves or evidence of them, such as bite marks or feces. At this point, though, the infestation is generally severe and professional care is necessary to get it under control.
Why Are Rodents Bad for Your Home?
A rat or other rodent is dangerous to the occupants of your home as well as the structure. Not only are they very destructive creatures that can chew into wiring to potentially create a fire hazard, but they also carry numerous diseases that can impact your health or that of your pets. Rodent diseases include:
- Leptospirosis, often from rate urine, that can cause liver and kidney damage in humans
- Rate bite fever, from bites and scratches
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, a viral infection
- Rats are also allergens to many people
Rats and other rodents require treatment. If you notice any signs of their presence such as scurrying sounds in the attic, rodent droppings around your house, holes in food packaging, and more, you should contact a professional immediately.
There are various types of rodents that can infest homes including:
- House mouse
- Norway rat
- Deer mouse
- Roof rat
No matter what type of rodent is present in the home, it is important to take action in treating it as soon as you believe a problem exists to avoid complete infestation. Over-the-counter pest control products are rarely effective, though, and often leave some critters in your home.
Professional Rodent Removal Gives You Your Home Back
The best way to ensure your home is protected from rodents is to have a professional inspect and treat it. This process involves both removals of existing rodents and exclusion work to prevent re-infestation. Moreover, hiring a professional ensure all rodents are removed from the premises and your attic and insulation and properly cleaned and repaired to prevent home damage.
If you are in need of rodent removal and prevention services, contact Critter Control® in Miami at 305-258-3587. We offer a free home inspection to detect the issue and recommend solutions, as well as a removal and repair service guarantee on all our work.