The importance of having a rodent-free home cannot be understated. These potentially dangerous critters love to lurk in the dark and secluded areas of homes and businesses, where they then multiply into an infestation. It’s crucial to understand the risks that rodents pose to your home and family, and to take action right away if you suspect that they may have infiltrated your home or business.
The Dangers of Rodents
Rodents are among the highest-risk pests to have in your home or office, largely because of the parasites and diseases that they are capable of transmitting to humans. Among the most commonly transmitted are listeria, rat bite fever, salmonellosis, and Hantavirus. Symptoms range from minor complications to life threatening issues in some cases.
In addition to the health risk, rodents also pose an issue to the wellbeing of your home or office. Some of the ways in which rodents can harm a building include:
- Ripping apart and soiling attic insulation, creating higher energy costs
- Chewing on electrical wiring, creating the potential for short circuits and fire hazards
- Gnawing at wooden structures within walls and attics
What Should You Do?
If you suspect that rodents have taken up residence in your home, even if you haven’t seen them, it’s a smart idea to call a rodent removal expert. Because of the risks posed by rodents, we strongly recommend against trying to handle an issue on your own. The experts at Critter Control® are here to help. Call us today at 888-617-5764 to set up your free home consultation.