Mice and rats are a problem when they find their way into your home. They
like to be near humans so that they have a ready supply of food. This
has earned them the term "commensal," which means "to share
one's table." Rodents can carry up to thirty-five diseases that
humans are susceptible to, and should be eliminated as soon as possible
to prevent being exposed to further risks.
Simple mouse traps can be useful in eliminating a single mouse or rodent;
but a larger infestation (especially with rats or larger rodents) can
be bigger issue. Rats, especially, are smart and can learn to avoid traps.
Rat and rodent exclusion can be difficult. Cleaning up after a rodent infestation
also requires a great deal of caution. This is necessary because of the
possibility of fleas or mosquitoes, which may transmit their own diseases
to you, your children and pets. There is also risk involved if you inadvertently
stir up the dust of their nests; it can be hazardous to breathe in the
bacteria contained within. Arrow's professional pest management specialists
will identify nesting areas and feeding grounds and know how to completely
eliminate them. Proper cleanup is also performed, ensuring that you and
your family are safe from allergies, illness and possible future infestation.
The class of creatures called "rodents" actually encompasses
a much more than just mice and rats. It refers to any animal whose incisor
teeth continue to grow, so they must continually gnaw in order to keep
There are more than 2,200 different rodents. Together they make up more
than 40% of all mammals. In this group you will find: mice, rats, squirrels,
capybaras, nutria, chipmunks, prairie dogs, and many more.
Rodents can also do physical damage your home or business. They easily
chew through some types of siding and other building materials. They are
also known to chew on electrical lines, thereby increasing the possibility
of fire. They damage other materials as well, creating holes and gnawing
on numerous objects, especially food or food containers.