All pests cause problems in a number of ways. Some pests cause annoyance, others pose serious health risks to you and your family. Some even threaten the foundational structure and inner workings of homes. It is rare that one can do all three, and yet there is one pest that does it effortlessly, rodents. Rodents are not only known for being one of the larger pests here in the Bay area but also for being one of the worst to have inside your home.
Dangers & Problems Rats & Mice Bring To Homes
Rats and mice are the two most common rodents you will find trying to invade your home here in the Bay area, so we will focus on them today.
Both rats and mice share a few things in common. They share their sharp front incisor teeth that never stop growing, they share their ability to carry and transmit diseases, and they share their ability to drive homeowners mad with their pitter-pattering at all hours of the night. Let’s take a look deeper into these three things and some problems they may cause.
- Sharp Front Teeth: Often times rodents will use these sharp teeth to chew through things that are in their way. This can become a major problem when the thing in their way is a wall, a valuable item, or a clump of wires or some piping. You can imagine what issues this could cause for a home.
- Ability To Carry & Transmit Diseases: Rodents are naturally filthy creatures that can carry and transmit a number of illnesses and diseases including Hantavirus, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, and more.
- Noise At All Hours Of The Night: Both rats and mice are generally nocturnal creatures. This means they are most active and noisy at night when you are trying to sleep. This rustling and bustling about in your wall voids and ceiling can cause more than just stress but also lack of sleep that can lead to a number of medical concerns.
Why DIY Doesn’t Always Work
Dealing with rodents on your own can often be a difficult task. Traps do not always work right or require you to deal with still-alive and potentially dangerous rodents. Pesticides can be harmful to more than just rats and mice if used improperly. And, very often, store-bought products just don’t get the job done right.
How Smith’s Pest Management Can Help
If you are looking for a sure solution to get rid of the rodents that are plaguing you and your home, we have the answer here at Smith’s Pest Management. Reach out to us today! Our trapping and exclusion methods are designed to effectively get and keep rodents out of your Bay area home, so don’t wait. Give us a call and let us show you why Smith’s is the only way to go with rodent control!