Don’t Mouse Around with a Rodent Problem

Mice and other rodents are a big concern for the residents of Florida, but some people opt to ignore the problem until it's too late to take action. By the time that you notice rodents in your home, the infestation is likely much worse than you might suspect. Before you move forward, take some time to learn about rodents and the damage that they can cause when they invade a home or business. You will also want to understand the warning signs that indicate the presence of rodents so that you can quickly address the problem.

How and Why Rodents Enter Buildings

MouseSmall holes, cracks and openings present rodents with the perfect opportunity to invite themselves into your home. If you would like to reduce the risk of an invasion, walk the parameter of your house, sealing any openings that you find. Even though this step won't eliminate the odds of an infestation, it will go a long way when it comes to keeping you safe. In the wild, rodents are always searching for a place to build a nest and for a source of food. When they work their way into a residential or commercial building, they will make it a permanent home once they discover a dependable supply of nutrients.

Identifying Rodents and the Signs of an Infestation

Keeping rodents away is not always an easy task to complete, but learning to identify rodents can help. Mice are much smaller than rats, but they both have long tails. One of the biggest differences between the two is their size, and mice tend to be much smaller than rats. While mice have hairy tails, a rat's tail is usually hairless. No matter the type of rodent with which you are dealing, you will likely spot chewed packages and walls. Mice and rat droppings can be found near the source of food, alerting you to the problem.

The Danger

Not only do rodents carry diseases, but they will also damage your property and chew on your wires, so an infestation can create health and fire hazards that you won't want to overlook. After they locate your kitchen, it won't take rodents long to contaminate your food. Because rodents reproduce rapidly, you will want to get the situation under control as soon as you notice it.

Arrow can help

After spotting a rodent problem, some people try to take care of it alone, but doing so is not wise unless you have the proper training and equipment. Inability to swiftly rid your home or business of rodents will give them time to spread, becoming much more difficult to manage. If you don't want to take any chances, contact Arrow right away, and we will promptly send an expert to your location. With experience and care, we will do what it takes to remove the unwelcome guests from your property, and you will enjoy peace of mind.

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