When to Call a Rodent Exterminator
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Rodents are a huge concern for any property owner, especially during certain times of the year! While rodents will invade your home at any opportune moment, they specifically look for shelter as the weather cools down during winter. If your home or business isn’t rodent-proof, they will find a way in! From tiny field mice to red squirrels, rodents can be a huge problem for any property owner, and any signs of an infestation should be looked at by a professional immediately. A rodent problem can be more than annoying–rodents can cause both destruction and illness!
How Do I Know if I Have a Rodent Problem?
It can be difficult to confirm a rodent infestation without knowing specific indications. If you own a large home or commercial property, it can be even more difficult! While advice can’t take the place of a professional inspection, here are some general indications that you have a rodent problem:
- Small droppings (the size of a grain of rice)
- Wood shavings in small piles
- Odd smells coming from vents or behind walls
- Scratching sounds from behind walls or on the roof
- Seeing the rodents, especially during the day
These are solid signs that you need professional rodent control–and fast! Without intervention, rodents will continue to breed and populate throughout your property, causing thousands of dollars of damage!
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Rodents can Cause Illness
Rodents want two things: food and shelter. They will do anything to get into your property, and if they find food–they’ll never leave! Rodents spread disease and illness via urine and feces, which they will inevitably leave in any place they have access to, including pantries, crawlspaces, attics, and basements. Rodents can also cause allergic reactions such as hives or asthma attacks. Because rodents are prolific breeders, your small rat problem can become a giant one in a matter of months.
Call a Rodent Exterminator Can Minimize Damage
These animals are classified as “rodents” because they all share one thing in common: their teeth! A rodent’s sharp incisors never stop growing, so it has to continually gnaw on things to wear down its teeth. A rodent can chew through most anything, including some kinds of metal, most kinds of wood, and even wires, potentially causing short circuits or even fires!
When Should I Call a Rodent Exterminator?
Call as soon as you notice a problem! An inspection is the quickest way to determine if rodents are in your building, and an inspection can also help the exterminator know exactly how to treat the issue. It can be difficult to treat a rodent problem on your own, and it can take months. Don’t risk the health and safety of your building: if you’re concerned about a potential rodent problem, or you want to take preventative action, call the Hitmen today!Back to Rodents – Rats & Mice Exterminators