Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents On Your Phoenix Property
January 13, 2021
When life throws a curveball at you, what do you do? Assess the situation, determine if you can fix it, and then decide if you need to call in help. For instance, if your car blows a tire, you may have the tools and experience necessary to put on the spare. However, if the engine stops working and starts to smoke, you would not hesitate to get a professional involved. This same concept applies to rodent control. In some cases, you might be able to solve the issue on your own. To help you find out if your rodent problem needs professional help, here are some things to consider.
Rodents Are Agile
Rodents, especially the ones that invade homes, are quick and springy creatures. Take the roof rat as an example. This pest climbs trees and street poles with ease and has no trouble tight-walking across branches or utility pipes to get onto a home. If needed, roof rats can jump up to four feet to get from one place to another.
Rodents Are Flexible
It would amaze you the size of the holes that rodents can squeeze through. House mice are the most impressive at this feat and can push their bodies through gaps and openings the width of a nickel. This ability is also true, though to a lesser degree, for rats and squirrels.
Rodents Are Intelligent
In case you don't know, rats and mice are often used in experiments to test intelligence in animals. When under observation, these furry creatures prove to have skills at adaptation, puzzle-solving, and complex understanding. They put these talents to practical use inside homes by figuring out traps and learning not only that they are dangerous but sometimes how to set them off in order to eat the bait safely.
Rodents Chew On Everything
If rodents don't have an easy way to get into a home, they might try to make one using their sharp teeth to gnaw a hole through a wall, widen a preexisting gap, or tear up a window or door screen. Once inside, rodents will also chew on furniture, insulation, books, fabrics, utility pipes, and even electrical wires.
Rodents Are Dangerous
Rodents are filthy creatures that eat filthy things and live in filthy environments. These activities lend their way to the many diseases rodents pick up, and that should concern you. Some of the most common diseases these pests spread to humans include salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and hantavirus.
On top of spreading diseases, rodents also give other pests like fleas and ticks a ride into homes. These smaller blood-feeding pests are dangerous themselves and threaten both people and animals with the many diseases they carry and spread.
Rodents Are Not Easy To Control
The more rodents there are living inside your home, the more difficult it is to get rid of them on your own. If you have only a couple of mice or rats living inside your walls, you might find success with rodent traps baited with peanut butter. If these furry creatures start breeding, however, getting them and their new family members out of your house will become a serious task.
If you suspect your home has a rodent infestation, get the experts at Complete Pest Management, LLC involved. We have the experience and advanced pest control traps and baits needed to handle rodent infestations of all shapes and sizes effectively. Call our team today for any questions you have about our rodent control or to schedule your home for a pest inspection.