What are rodents?
The class of creatures called “rodents” actually encompasses a whole lot more than just mice and rats. It refers to any animal whose incisor teeth continue to grow, and so they must continue to gnaw in order to keep them under control. In this group you’ll find mice, rats, squirrels, capybaras, nutria, chipmunks, prairie dogs and many more. Mice and rats can become a genuine problem when they are in your home.
Why do I have rodents?
Mice and rats 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’.
Are they dangerous?
Rodents can carry up to thirty-five diseases that humans are susceptible to, which is another reason to get rid of them as soon as possible. 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 can also bring those diseases indirectly to you, your children, or your pets. There is also a danger involved if you stir up the dust of their nest, as well, and breathe in bacteria.
Rodents can also damage your home or business. They can chew through some types of siding and other building materials, and are well known to chew on electrical lines; thus, increasing the possibility of a fire. They damage other places as well, and create holes and gnaw on numerous objects – especially on food or food containers.
How do I get rid of rodents?
Removing rodents can be difficult, but we are experts who can do all the work for you. This includes identifying their nesting areas, their feeding places, and knowing how to eliminate them from your property.
How soon can you get here?
At Midwest Pest Control we take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond the same or very next day.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Rodent problems can be difficult to prevent. Contacting Midwest Pest Control at the first sign of a problem is the best way to keep mice, rats and other rodents out of your home. If you have rodents in your home or on your property, why not call us now and get a free estimate. Let us eliminate the guesswork, and bring our knowledge to quickly bring your pest problem under control.
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