Do you suspect rodents have moved in to your home, uninvited? In the colder seasons, rodents seek shelter from the elements- squeezing into entry points as small as ¼ inch in diameter.
Don’t miss these signs of rodent infestation:
– You’ve seen a mouse or rat, or a glimpse of one.
– You notice droppings or a musky smell.
– You hear scratching, squeaking, gnawing or scurrying in the walls at night.
– Packaged goods like pet food, may have been chewed on.
– You find an area where rodents gnawed to create a point of entry.
If you’ve detected any of the signs above, here are a few reasons to take action immediately:
– Rodents chew wires which can result in electrical problems and house fires. Rodents are believed to be responsible for up to 25% of house fires in the U.S. every year.
– Rodents reproduce rapidly. A single female mouse can mother as many as 150 offspring in their 5-month lifespan.
– Rodents carry and spread diseases like salmonella, hantavirus, bubonic plague, and more. They can also introduce ticks, mites, fleas and more pests into the home.
See: WHAT DISEASES DO RODENTS BRING?
See: DO I HAVE MICE OR RATS?