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Blogs from February, 2018

Mouse Face

Perhaps you’ve seen rodent droppings here and there in your home, or maybe you’ve even witnessed a rat or mouse running across your counters and floors. Either way, when you see proof that you have new roommates of the rodent variety, it’s time to do something about it. As the old saying goes, there’s never just one rodent in your home: there’s usually quite a few. If you see evidence of the furry creatures taking up real estate in your home, there’s a good chance you already have a problem on your hands.

Not only is sharing your space with a mouse or rat creepy, but it’s also potentially harmful to your health. Rodents carry a variety of diseases that are transmissible to humans, including leptospirosis and salmonella. They can also contaminate your food and often leave fecal matter wherever they go.

Unfortunately, rodents don’t often respond to well to eviction notices. What they do understand, however, is the presence of a rodent removal service. Instead of taking matters into your own hands, sometimes, leaving it to the professionals is the wisest choice.

At-Home Remedies are Unreliable

Homeowners have a few different options when it comes to at-home rodent remedies. Traps and poison are typically the easiest and most convenient way to try and eliminate a rodent problem yourself, but they usually aren’t effective. Even if you catch a rodent here and there, they will likely continue to enter your home and potentially cause problems.

A rodent removal service can examine the exterior of your home and determine how the unwelcomed guests are getting in. They can also recommend suggestions on how to fix the issue to stop them from returning.

Small children and household pets can also come in contact with the traps and poison and potentially harm themselves. Not to mention, humans and animals can acquire dangerous diseases if they come in contact with the rodents or their droppings.

Take Action Now

As stated before, a rodent problem usually isn’t caused by one individual. For every one mouse or rat you see, there could be many more hiding in your walls, attic or ceiling. The longer you allow them to take up space in your home, the more chances they have of causing damage. Rodents can chew through bags of food, can gnaw on electrical wires that can potentially cause a fire and can multiply rather quickly. Not hiring a professional to take care of the job immediately can cost you money, and your health.

Bug Commander offers rodent removal service for homes in FriscoTX, and may be able to eliminate your rodent problem. Call (214) 307-1933 to learn more.