When It Comes To Controlling Rodents Like Mice And Rats, Your Best Offence Is A Good Defense!
Whether you are a home or a business owner, a mouse or rat infestation can prove to be more than just a “nuisance pest”. In addition to the damage they can cause, rats and mice can carry diseases that can be extremely harmful to humans and their pets.
Mice can carry potential life-threatening diseases like Hantavirus, a rare respiratory disease. Humans may become infected with hantaviruses through contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces. Mice and rats can also carry salmonella bacteria (food poisoning), leptospirosis (can be deadly to dogs if infected), as well as other parasites like mites, fleas, and round worms through the contamination of food sources.
It is extremely important not to let a mouse or rat problem get out of control as rodents can chew on electrical cords and wires throughout your home or business creating a serious fire hazard. They’re also prolific breeders, so you will want to tackle the problem right away to avoid a severe infestation. Mice and rats can get into your food stores creating huge messes by chewing through bags, boxes, and cartons of food.
Mice and rats are extremely intelligent, they instinctively avoid traps, and are proven masters of escape!
Signs you may have a problem:
- Scampering and scratching sounds in the walls of your home at night
- Signs of gnawing or chewing, or damage to food packages
- Droppings and urine
- Burrows or holes in and around foundation walls
- Tracks on dusty surfaces
At BBD Pest Services we will do a thorough inspection of your home/business and the surrounding property to identify potential entry points and attractants such as bird feeders and green bins. With that information we will create and provide an integrated pest control plan designed to eradicate any rodents you may be challenged with. By putting physical barriers in place, BBD Pest Services prohibits rodents from ever entering your home and thereby removes the use of harmful poisons to eradicate your mouse or rat problem.