Many mammals are known as rodents, and they include mice, rats, squirrels, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs and hamsters. These pests have incisors that never stop growing, so they are constantly gnawing on things like your furniture to keep these teeth short.
Rodents are highly resourceful, and they can find their way into your home through several different sources. If you don’t have screens on your doors and windows, this is the easiest way for these nuisances to take up residence in your home. Sometimes, foundations are very shallow, and rodents do not have any trouble entering this way.
Even if your foundation is thick and strong, rodents can make their way inside your home if there are any cracks. The holes that surround your electrical inlets or the plumbing are places that allow rodents to find a way inside. Rodents have been known to climb through the pipes into your bathtubs and sinks. They also take the opportunity to come in through holes in the walls.
Rodent droppings are a particularly insidious matter because they can cause serious illnesses in humans. If you or your family members were to inhale the fumes of a rodent’s fecal matter, you may contract the life-threatening disease Hantavirus. People have heard of the Plague that caused millions of deaths in Europe in the 1300s. The Plague is still around, and you and your family can catch it from infected rodent fleas.
Because of their constant need to gnaw on substances, rodents can seriously damage your electrical wiring, and this is a fire hazard. Before they can cause any damage to your family or your home, contact us at Bad Bugs Pest Control for a free quote.