Rodents, like rats and mice, are not the type of houseguests that people typically appreciate, except for those individuals who think they make adorable pets. But even for owners of rodent pets, the free roaming ones are typically a nuisance as well as health hazard.
Do You have Rodent Problem?
But how do you really know that your home has been invaded by these or other rodents? The truth is that only expert animal control professionals can accurately detect a rodent infestation. But there are some telling signs that signal a rat or mice problem.
- Hearing little feet scurrying around, especially in the attic or vents
- A distinct pungent smell of rat urine. Larger rat infestations that have been around for longer periods often cause staining of the ceiling as the urine soaks through.
- A check in the attic, garage etc reveals nests which are usually just bundles of torn up paper and other material put together in one place.
- Blowflies, moths, beetles and other little insects start appearing. If you can trace their arrival in the home to your vents, then it’s a safe bet that your vents are infested with rats or mice.
If you notice these signs, it’s time to call in professionals like those at Skedaddle to perform a thorough assessment to confirm the presence of rodents.
The Dangers of a Rodent Infestation
An army of rats or mice setting up their own little world, will affect your world. They carry dangerous and potentially deadly diseases such as Leptospirosis, the Hanta virus and Murine Typhus. In addition to that, they make your home an unpleasant place to be.
They could also damage your property. When rats’ urine seeps into the ceiling, the material is damaged and must be replaced for structural, aesthetic and health reasons.
Rats and mice damage your home in their quest for food and a nest. The little rodents will shred almost anything in their path. The material used for insulation is among their favorite. They eat it and use it to build their nests.
Although these are just some of the dangers associated with a rodent infestation, are serious enough to make getting rid of mice a high priority once infestation is suspected and confirmed.
How the Experts can help
Restore your sanity and regain control of your space by getting rid of mice or rats thoroughly.
At Skedaddle we are proficient at rodent removal methods and our highly qualified and experienced staff employ a plethora of cutting-edge industry leading techniques to each rodent removal job. Through our assess and remove service, our trained and experienced personnel will examine the infestation situation in your home to determine what your animal control needs are and remove the offending creatures.
In addition to the offending creatures, all traces of their presence (yes this includes the nests, droppings, and urine soaked items) are removed with our clear and clean service and we provide comprehensive protection from future home invasion with our protect and prevent service which includes installing physical and chemical barriers that prevent the re-entry of mice and rats.
If you’re currently experiencing rodent issues inside your home, you can rely on one of our expertly trained technicians to provide you an effective and permanent solution.