Keeping Rodents Away

Rodents are more common than you may think. They love a well-equipped environment like your home, and they will find a way to get in and set up shop. Once they get into your residence, they build nests. Their population will have grown into the hundreds by the time you discover they are there. They live in walls, attics, basements, garages, and crawlspaces.

 

When you understand how they get around, you’ll understand how to keep them out of your home. They are agile and quick. They can easily fit into or under small spaces. They are able to:

 

  • Run along and climb electrical wires, pipes, fences, poles, ropes, cables, vines, shrubs, and trees.
  • They can climb most rough vertical surfaces like wood, brick, concrete, weathered sheet metal, and some plastic products.
  • They can crawl horizontally through pipes, and along underground utility and communication lines.
  • They gnaw through materials including lead and aluminum sheeting, window screens, wood, rubber, vinyl, fiberglass, plastic, and low-quality concrete or concrete block.

 

If that isn’t bad enough, they are carriers of a variety of diseases such as salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and murine typhus that is transmittable to humans. They can cause swine dysentery, brucellosis, sarcoptic mange, and TB, all of which can be transmitted to pets.

 

Perschel & Meyer Pest Management technicians are skilled in rat and mouse control. They specialize in population reduction, sanitation and preventive measures. When you suspect a rodent infestation, call us immediately. We will eliminate the infestation of rodents that have found their way into your home. It is important to know that rats and mice contaminate ten times the amount of food that they actually eat with urine, droppings, and rodent hair. They spread disease by carrying fleas and ticks into your home.

 

Rodents are a fact of life, but you don’t have to live with them. Call us today for a free home inspection. We offer the best pest control service available guaranteed.