How To Spot A Rodent Infestation

6/21/2018


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Rodents are very common household invading pests, and since people and rodents live in very close proximity to each other, it is not unusual for rodents to try to take advantage of us for food, water, and shelter. While rodent infestations are typically associated with the cold winter months when rodents are entering our homes in search of warm safe shelter, the unfortunate fact is that rodents can and will enter our homes any time of the year, including the summer. To help prevent your home from becoming a summer retreat to a family of rodents, the professionals at Schendel Pest Services want to provide you with some helpful information about these not so welcome houseguests!

Just like us, rodents don’t particularly enjoy the summer weather when it becomes unbearably warm; the hot weather can drive rodents to look for refuge from the summer weather extremes inside our homes. Summer is also the time of year when rodents have access to abundant food sources; things like our gardens, compost piles, and bird feeders will often attract rodents to our property. Once rodents are on your property, it is only a matter of time before they make their way inside to take advantage of safe shelter and easy access to the food and water sources found in your kitchen and pantry areas.

The problem with rodents entering our homes is that when they get inside, they bring with them many unhealthy, and sometimes even dangerous, things for people to be around. One health hazard that rodents present to homeowners is trails of excrement; as rodents travel throughout your home and feed on and contaminate your food, they leave behind trails of urine and feces, which in addition to being disturbing, can also trigger allergic reactions in some people and spread many dangerous diseases. A few diseases and bacteria that rodents can spread throughout homes include salmonellosis, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and lymphocytic disease. Rodents will also introduce a variety of parasites including mites, ticks, and fleas, to your home by carrying them in on their fur or by creating entry points in your home for these parasites and other pests to gain entry by crawling inside.

Whether you are noticing signs of rodents living inside your home currently or just want to be proactive and prevent rodents from summering inside of your home, contact the rodent control experts at Schendel Pest Services. By implementing our year-round pest protection program, you will receive the services needed to keep rodents and other household pests out of your home throughout the entire summer, as well as the rest of the year. To learn more about how our guaranteed year-round Premium Care program works, give us a call today!




 

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