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Guide for Handling a Rat Infestation

An infestation of rodents can be a significant problem for any home, building or office. However, there are steps which can be taken to minimize any harm rats or mice might cause. Here is a guide to handling your rodent problems as efficiently as possible.

Many might find it easier to turn a blind eye to the rodents living around them, considering they may not seem to be causing a tremendous amount of problems to your household. However, there are good reasons to be proactive about rats and mice.

Signs of Rodents

Rodents will gnaw on everything from chair legs to wall insulation, damaging your property and the structural integrity of your building. They will also chew on electrical wires, creating fire hazards if not eradicated. Furthermore, rodents rodents are also unsanitary. If not handled, they will spread diseases around the house and contaminate food, while leaving droppings all over the floor. This can lead to diseases like leptospirosis, plague, salmonellosis, rat bite fever and murine typhus.

Implementing heightened sanitation measures and repairing damaged property destroyed by rodents is essential. However, directly addressing your rodent problem is the only long-term solution. Some quick ways to kill rodents fast are by using rat poisons and traps. Rat poisons, while useful, can be unsafe, especially around small children and pets.

Traps are more convenient than poisons. Not only do they kill or incapacitate rodents, but they hold them in one place so you will not have to search for the bodies of rodents all over the house. Traps might be useful for handling a few rodents. However, if they are invading your home faster than traps can catch them, professionals may need to be called in.

Once rodents are out of your house, you need to make sure they won’t get back in. Make sure that trash items are discarded, and any puddles of water in sinks or on floors are dried up, limiting food and water sources around your house that might entice rodents to come inside. Also, Rodents can squeeze through any opening larger than their head, so seal off any holes around windows and walls with steel wool or cement. Finally, cap your chimney as rodents often come in through the roof.

Getting Rid of Rodents

Ridding your house or workspace of rodents will be a massive burden lifted off your shoulders. The sooner you take care of these pests, the sooner your mind will be at ease. If you find you are in need of the our assistnace riding yourself of this nuisance, contact us.

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