Rodents Can Be More Problematic Than You May Think

ratsMice and rats have been an issue for what seems like forever. A rat infestation was the cause of Black Death in Europe during the Middle Ages and the lack of rodent control led to the Bubonic plague in 1900. Mice and rats are considered the cause of the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus outbreak. They also carry other parasites and pathogens and are responsible for destroying infrastructure, infesting houses and businesses, and damaging property for centuries.

The Importance of Rodent Control

Keeping your home safe from diseases such as leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and favus starts by eliminating pests within your living space. One of the best and most effective ways to do that is to call for rodent control. Not only do they carry germs and disease, but their feces and urine could end up on your plate and make you sick. They will chew through and eat anything including electrical wiring, appliances, and clothing. This can lead to millions of dollars worth of damages in homes and offices. The animal’s feces and urine can also cause substantial damage to your home, as well. Additionally, these pests could also attract preying animals onto your property.

Rodent Control Suggestions

It is best to call for professional rodent control because there are over 2,000 different species of rats, mice, voles, and gophers. They have been known to adapt quickly to their environment and can learn through trial and error how to outsmart a trap. The methods used should correspond to the species. What you can do is remove food and water sources, as well as nesting materials by removing clutter and keep your lawn trimmed. It is also important that you keep an eye out for signs of a rodent infestation including droppings, squeaks, odd rustling, and scampering sounds, as well as pool or dried up urine, and signs of nibbled food. Grease marks, gnaw marks, holes in certain parts of your walls, and odd odors are other signs that you need rodent control.

Another important part of rodent control is to remain informed. It is a public health issue and collaboration can help to create better, long-term, and more successful solutions in the effort to control rodent populations and keep rodent-borne diseases at bay.

If you are in the El Paso area and are in need of help with rodent control, call Brants Pest Control. We are a local, family owned and have been helping the community for almost a decade.