A lot of people would point you to pests such as termites or carpenter ants when talking about invaders that damage homes most severely, and, while these pests are definitely something to worry about, rodents are also a pest that poses not only a threat to your home but also to you and your family. Rodents are among the most common household pests, often invading homes seeking food, shelter, or warmth. But it doesn’t matter why they invade, rodents are a pest problem that should be dealt with as soon as possible.
Mice and rats are the most common rodents to invade homes, and once they’ve gotten inside, the problems they cause will begin to pile up. Rodents reproduce very rapidly, meaning that if you started out with one or two, could turn into dozens very quickly. Rodents are also responsible for damage to the structure of your home. Electrical wiring, piping systems, and furniture are all potential targets for mice and rats that have to wear down their teeth. This need to chew is capable of ruining furniture or even creating power outages and fire hazards.
Additionally, rodents often bring disease, bacteria, and parasites inside with them, which can be harmful to the health of you and your family. If ticks or fleas suddenly become a problem in your household, it could be an indicator of an underlying rodent infestation and should be handled as such.
Mice, rats, and other rodents are a major problem in homes, and DIY methods of prevention and removal are almost never effective. Rodents are quick, sneaky, and fully capable of avoiding or escaping traps that many DIY tips might tell you to use. Preventative measures are a great way to reduce ways that rodents can enter your home, but they will never do anything to help with an already existing rodent infestation.
The best and most effective way to eliminate rodent problems in and around your home is to contact the pest control experts here at Russell’s Pest Control. Many Tennessee residents face rodent problems every year, but Russell’s is helping reduce the number of homes affected by rodent invasions with our home pest control programs. Our team of pest control professionals understand what to do when it comes to rodent control, and we will work with you to find a plan that works perfectly for your home. Don’t let rodents get in the way of your health and safety, contact Russell’s Pest Control and protect your home from pesky rodent intruders.