Rodents tend to nest in materials found in dark, secluded areas, such as clothing or decorations that have been placed in storage. They are also known to seek shelter under the hoods of vehicles.
HOW QUICKLY CAN A RODENT PROBLEM SPREAD THROUGHOUT A HOME?
- Mice are capable of breeding at alarming rates, producing as many as a dozen offspring every three weeks. A small rodent problem can quickly grow in to a full-blown infestation. Additionally, mice can drop up to 25,000 fecal pellets each year—an estimated 70 times each day.
WHAT HEALTH THREATS CAN RODENTS POSE?
- Rodents can bring a slew of health hazards in to a home. Their droppings, and a protein in their urine, are known to trigger allergies and asthma. They also can spread diseases like Hantavirus. They contaminate food, kitchen surfaces and food preparation equipment. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through fleas, ticks, or mites that have fed on infected rodents.
CAN RODENTS DAMAGE PROPERTY?
- Rodents can cause serious damage to property and items within the home. Rodents are capable of chewing through wood, drywall and electrical and automotive wiring, increasing the potential risk for fires.
Contact us today for your complete Rodent inspection of your home to determine the best plan of action.