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Rodent Awareness Week 2018Rodent Awareness Week 2018

Rodent Awareness Week 2018
Rodent Awareness Week this year is October 21-27th and is used to help spread awareness about rodents. We at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators want to take this as an opportunity to help inform you and your family of the many dangers associated with these pests. We also want to help inform you of what you can do to avoid them.

Is There A Season for Rodents?

While we would like to think that there isn’t a season for rodents at all, but there is. They are active year-round, but you will normally see them as the temperatures cool down. The time of the year you will see them more is in the fall and winter months as they are looking for shelter from the cold weather. They too must find a new home as their home is sometimes compromised from snow, ice and cold weather. The easiest way to avoid rodents year-round is to have a year-round pest control plan that will allow us to regularly check for entry points plus a variety of other prevention methods.

Why Must They Make an Appearance?

Rodent Awareness Week 2018
We all think to ourselves and wonder why must rodents make an appearance each year to our home and property? Why would I have rodents in the first place? If by chance rodents made it inside your home, it only means they have found an entry point. And that means that they have most likely found food or water which comes with “free” shelter for them. And don’t think that they won’t breed because rodents breed quickly which only means the worst-case scenario for you. It means infestation and they can hide in a variety of places such as behind walls, crawl spaces, attics, cabinets, garages and even behind your fridge.

Are Rodents Dangerous?

Yes, rodents can carry a variety of serious diseases along with damaging your belongings. Their diseases can put you and your family at serious risk which we don’t want to happen. Rodents can also bring in other pests to your home such as fleas and ticks which can be dangerous as well. Needless to say, they are dangerous to you and your family and you must allow professionals to handle the issue. Don’t attempt to do it on your own!

Can We Get Rid of Rodents?

Rodent Awareness Week 2018

Rodents are nocturnal so eliminating they from your home and property can often be difficult. We have known for many homeowners to getting a cat in hopes that they will “take care” of the issue. But did you know that even some cats are afraid of the rodents. Many homeowners have also tried to take it into their own hands and try to trap them. But without the knowledge of how to track them down and their habits, then it will become more difficult than you thought. Leave it to the professionals to track these pesky rodents down to help you gain control over the rodent situation you may have.

If you are realizing that maybe you have a rodent issue already, then please contact us today to get you started on a plan. We would love to help keep you and your family safe and protect your home from these pesky critters. We have offices in the Wilmington, Brunswick County and Hampstead Area. We look forward to assisting you and your family stay safe in the cooler months from rodents.

Got mice? Call Bug-N-A-Rug!Don’t Let Rodents Move Into Your Home This Winter

No matter where you live, when colder weather approaches, Rodents of all types will be looking for a warm place to relocate to for the winter. The most common rodents found in homes are mice. 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.

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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 living a cleaner lifestyle overall. But in some cases, it doesn’t seem to matter what preventative measures are taken, 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 illness and disease.

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You can catch an assorted number of 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 dinnerware or utensils in the cupboards and drawers. 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, just to name a few.

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. It’s always wise to wear a facial mask and gloves when doing any type of sweeping or cleaning in these areas.

Got mice? Call Bug-N-A-Rug!

As professional pest exterminators we will search your entire home to find out where the rodents are gaining access to the interior. 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.