Signs of Rodent Infestations & Health Risks to Your House, Apartment or Rental Property in Doylestown, PA
With the weather starting to change and the temperature cooling off, fall is now in the air. The fall weather is a great time of year to enjoy the nice fall colors and fun festivities that accompany the autumn season. The weather is great for us but not so good for pests like rodents. They are not happy out in the cold and want to do all they can to get under cover and find a warm place to nest. They are known to start nesting inside homes walls, attics and basements while they reproduce and feed their young. A rodent is not good to have around for many different reasons. One of the worst problems with rodents is the destruction that they can cause. They will chew through wires, insulation and cords in your home, putting you at potential risk of dangers like a house fire and costing you on repairs to correct the damage they have caused. Rodent droppings and feces have been known to make people sick with the bacteria and diseases they carry and transmit; as well as their urine that is found on many surfaces in your home. They also get into food that is not sealed up tight and can chew through boxes and packages to get to a meal and contaminate your food supply. Another negative effect rodents have is that they are bad for allergies. And they also transport other vectors in their fur such as mites and fleas that you definitely don’t want in your home.
Pest Control Technicians List Signs of a Possible Rodent Infestation in Your Home
Rodent Sounds & Noises in Walls & Ceilings: Okay so a small mouse or two are pretty quiet and it can be hard to hear them scurrying around. Unless you know what you are listening for, it can be kind of hard to hear. First off the mice and other rodents are not going to be very active during the day time when they can hear you moving around the house. They are going to be more active at night when the house is quiet and people are sleeping or resting. When they come out you can often times hear a little bit of scratching or scurrying along and in the walls and ceilings. If you are lying in bed at night and in the quiet hear these sounds, you likely have a rodent problem.
Signs of Rodent Pest Infestations in Food: One of the things besides shelter that draw in rodents is the need for food. They are out looking for a free meal wherever they can find it and that also means in your cupboards. The cupboards are full of packaged food that is easily chewed through by a rodent such as a mouse or rat. They are able to chew through plastic, cardboard and even wood if they are determined enough. If you pull out a box of cereal and see the corner missing with small teeth bites in it you may have a problem with rodents!
Mice or Rat Urine & Feces Droppings: When you are dealing with mice and other rodents you are sure to find their excrement all over. They don’t wait to use the restroom in a particular area or at a specific time. They are nasty critters and will drop feces and urine whenever and wherever they are. It can add up to be quite a lot and you will start to notice it. If you see these small droppings around you most likely have a problem with rodents.
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