Treating Rodent Infestations
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 them serviceable.
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.
If you believe you have a rodent issue, contact Arrow today at (800) 226-3139 for your FREE property evaluation.