On TV, rodents are portrayed as cute and innocent mice or rats. They usually get into some sort of predicament or another while stealing cheese or trying to stay away from the resident house cat. In real life, rodents are not so cute or innocent. In fact, they can cause a plethora of problems involving illness and personal property damage.
First of all, let’s talk about the illnesses that they can cause. Mice and rats can carry diseases like Hantavirus, and parasites like fleas and ticks that can be pick up on surfaces where they have walked or defecated. They can also contaminate food sources and can make people sick with salmonella, leptospirosis, and the plague.
Rodents can be very destructive to a home. Not only will they rip and tear into food packaging, but they can tear apart insulation, books, and other items to help them build their nests. The biggest threat is their constant need to chew, and if they turn to electrical wires or plumbing pipes, they can cause fires and flooding in your home.
The fact that rodents are invading your property and home is cause for concern because once they have invaded, they are not going to be leaving any time soon. They have everything they need: shelter, food, and water. Rodents are especially hard to get rid of because they are evasive, small, and can hide in the deepest depths of your home in walls, ceilings, attics and crawl spaces. Not to mention they can quickly reproduce, so for every mouse or rat that is caught, there are more ready and willing to take their place.
If you have noticed any tell-tale signs of rodents either by noticing their feces, gnaw marks, or the actual sighting of a rodent inside your home, you will need to take action immediately. You might be tempted to turn to DIY methods you find on the internet to get rid of them. You should be aware that most DIY efforts usually fail to solve the entire rodent problem. In some cases, you can make the problem much worse. For rodent problems in your Modesto home, your best bet is to contact the professionals at Insect IQ, Inc. for safe and effective removal and prevention solutions.
Insect IQ, Inc. is devoted to helping homeowners acquire pest-free homes in the Modesta area. Our treatment plans are affordable, eco-friendly, and performed by our certified field service technicians and include inspections, identification, and customized treatments. Call us to find out more about how we can help you achieve a pest-free home and property at Insect IQ, Inc.