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Rodent Infestation Risks

What Rodents Can Do To Your Home

Mice and rats can cause significant damage to your home as well as your health. A rodent infestation is not only a nuisance; it can be dangerous. In this blog, the Advanced Integrated Pest Management team will detail the risks associated with a rodent infestation and remind you of the importance of pest prevention and control.

Home Damage

With a never-ending need to use their teeth, rodents will chew and gnaw their way throughout your home. These pesky pests are known to gnaw on wires, which can cause electrical fires. They also chew through pipes and drywall, which can lead to structural and water damage. You may also discover rodents love chewing on and destroying insulation, furniture, textiles, books, and other belongings — further wreaking havoc in your home.

Health Risks

By making themselves at home within your walls, rodent infestations put your family at risk of catching a number of diseases. These diseases include hantavirus, salmonella, tularemia, and leptospirosis and can be contracted through direct contact with a rodent or their urine and feces.

These diseases can be serious, so it's important to take precautions if you suspect a rodent infestation.

Pest Prevention and Control

The first step in guarding your home against a rodent infestation is preventative and ongoing pest control. Our professional help will go a long way in keeping rodents and other pests off your property. If you suspect an existing rodent infestation, call Advanced Integrated Pest Management immediately for effective and efficient solutions.

As a homeowner, there are several things you can do to keep rodents at bay when we aren't around to help.

  • Try your best to keep your home clean and tidy, including in crawl spaces, closets, and attics.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Seal up cracks and holes in your walls and floors.
  • Keep your yard free of debris and brush.

In the midst of a rodent infestation? Give the Advanced Integrated Pest Management team a call today at (855) 768-0615!