No matter where you live, when colder weather approaches, rodents of all types will be looking for a warm place to spend the winter. The most common rodents found in homes are mice. But all rodents can and do cause considerable damage to homes, offices and property. House mice are able to gain entry to structures by climbing, jumping, gnawing and swimming.
It’s always easier to be proactive to keep them out than to have to call Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators for rodent removal later. Preventative measures may include landscape alterations, home repairs to seal up holes, and striving for better cleanliness. For some people, it doesn’t seem to matter what preventative measures they take, the mice move in once autumn rolls around.
Rodents carry various types of germs and parasites that can be left behind in their droppings and urine. If rodents leave behind fleas, ticks or mice, homeowners are susceptible to Omsk hemorrhagic fever, tularemia, and the plague.
You can also catch diseases transported by rodents if you eat food or drink beverages that have been contaminated by rodent urine or feces. It’s not always simple to tell if a rodent has contaminated food. While you can see their feces and maybe their urine, you won’t see the footprints they left as they walked across your cereal or cookies in the cupboard. Eat food that a mouse has walked across with their urine stained feet and you risk catching Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, Lassa fever, leptospirosis, lymphocytic chorio-meningitis, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, and tularemia.
It’s also fairly common to catch diseases just from breathing in dust that’s contaminated by rodent droppings or urine. Think about your garage or your attic storage area. In this manner you stand a good chance of catching Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, lymphocytic chorio-meningitis, and several arenaviruses. It’s always wise to wear a facial mask and gloves when doing any type of sweeping or cleaning in these areas.
As professional pest exterminators we will search your entire home to find out where the rodents are entering. Once we find the entrances we will seal them closed so that rodents will no longer be able to use these entry points into your home or office. Because we are professionals, you can count on us to find all of the entry points that you as a homeowner may never find.
If you have reason to believe you may have a rodent problem or rodent infestation, give us a call at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators today. We’d be happy to come to your home or office, do a thorough inspection, and take steps to eradicate the problem.