When to Call a Rodent Exterminator
Serving Illinois and Indiana
Whether you’ve encountered a mouse scampering along your kitchen floor, a rat chewing on your electrical cords, or squirrels burrowing in your crawl spaces, rodents can cause any homeowner endless headaches. As soon as you notice a rodent in your home, it’s important to call a professional before the situation becomes worse.
Property Damage Caused by Rodents
Whether it’s a field mouse or a chipmunk, all rodents have one thing in common: they love to chew. Some things to know about rodent chewing behaviors include:
- Because a rodent’s incisors never stop growing, it has to gnaw on things to wear down its teeth; otherwise, the incisors may grow through its jaw and prevent the rodent from opening its mouth.
- From drywall to hardwood, a rodent can chew through most anything, making the walls and other objects in your home perfect for wearing down its teeth. It can also chew through wires, causing short circuits or potential fires under the right conditions.
- If squirrels or mice get into your attic or basement, they will chew holes in your boxes and build nests within furniture, clothing, and the walls.
Rats and Mice Causing Allergies
These pests also leave behind dander, which can cause allergic reactions such as hives or asthma attacks. When rodents get into your cabinets and pantries, they contaminate food items as they chew through boxes and leave behind urine and feces. Eating or touching contaminated items puts you in direct contact with infectious rodent-borne diseases such as rat-bite fever. Because female rodents such as rats can breed as many as 15 times in one year, it won’t take long before a colony has infested your home through the fall and the winter.
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When to Call a Rodent Exterminator?
Immediately! Rodents can squeeze through tiny cracks, crevices and other openings around your home. Once inside, it won’t take long for them to find a hiding place out of sight. Anderson Pest Solutions can identify and block these pest entryways, preventing entrance into your home. Without preventative rodent control, rodents can come inside and breed through the fall, creating a massive and serious infestation. Our team will not only eradicate existing infestations, but also create a barrier that protects your home against future invasions of rodents or other outdoor pests. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today.