Rats and mice may be small, but they are a major threat to homes as well as their inhabitants. These troublesome rodents breed quickly, and a small infestation can quickly get out of hand. Knowing the facts about these pests is the best way to avoid the property damage and health risks that they cause.
How Rodents Enter your Home
When the weather gets colder, rodents will find their way into warm buildings by any means necessary. Rats and mice can squeeze in through small cracks or holes in the walls and foundations of a home. They are also known to sneak in through windows or sewage lines. If a home’s plumbing system is improperly sealed, rats and mice are able to squeeze through sink and bathtub drains.
Problems Caused by Rodent Infestations
Once inside a building, rodents cause a number of problems for home and property owners. Rats and mice contaminate food and surfaces with their droppings and other contaminants. They also act as hosts for parasites and dangerous illnesses like hantaviruses. The damage they cause to buildings is an equally serious problem, especially when they gnaw on electrical wires. This gnawing has the potential to start dangerous electrical fires. Rodents also damage walls, floors, furniture, and upholstery with their constant chewing.
Contact Eden Today
Rats and mice should be exterminated as quickly as possible to avoid these risks. If you notice signs of a rodent infestation around your home, contact Eden Advanced Pest Technologies for a free quote. We have been ridding residents of the greater Spokane area of their rodent problems for years.
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