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 a call to Certified Pest Control is necessary to get it under control.
Rodents usually enter your home through hidden cracks and holes as small as the size of a pencil. During winter months especially, they will take up residence in your crawlspace, attic, or behind your walls. You’ll rarely find just one mouse or rat. In one year, females typically have eight litters, with 4-7 pups per litter. Rats can breed from 8-12 weeks and have 4-6 litters of 8-12 pups per litter.
A rodent is dangerous to the occupants of your home as well as the structure. Not only are they very destructive creatures that can chew through wiring and potentially create a fire hazard, but they also carry numerous diseases that can impact your health such as Leptospirosis, Rat-bite fever, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and 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 Certified Pest Control immediately to determine the method of treatment to control the issue. This process includes mechanical traps, snap traps, catch traps, glue boards, or rodent stations. These devices are positioned along runways and walls, in corners, behind or under objects, and or the exterior of your home. Traps, which include mouse or rat stations, prevent death and decay in inaccessible places.
No matter what type of rodent is present in the home, it is important to call Certified Pest Control to avoid complete infestation.