Rodents are a major problem for many Houston homes and need to be dealt with by a professional. A rodent can include rats, mice and even squirrels and chipmunks. These are a scary thing to come across in the night and if you see one there are most likely more that you didn’t see. When these furry critters have decided that your home is now theirs you have a problem. There are a lot of negatives that can come when rodents have invaded your home.
What Damage Can Mice, Rats & Rodents Cause?
What damage can they do? When a rodent makes its way into your home they usually make their way into the walls and attics. This is where all the electrical work, duct work and insulation is. The rodents are not picky about what they use to nest and chew on and so will begin to start taking apart wires and pulling the insulation out so that they can prepare a nest to start a family. All this could be done before you have even noticed there might be a problem. When rodents start to chew on the wires this can also become a fire hazard since the covering on the wires keeps them protected in the walls. Rodents also will usually come out at night when the house gets quiet in search of food. This is when they can leave traces of feces and urine that could contain bacteria that is harmful to people.
How Do Rodents Get Into your Attic & Home?
How do they get in? This is a great question. Many times the outside of your home has lots of areas that are big enough for a rodent to get in and start to invade. A mouse only needs a hole the size of a pea to get inside. They is also the chance that rodents can make their way onto the roof and in through the attic access. One way to help combat this is to be sure that you have your trees trimmed to not hang over the roof and to take some time to seal off any areas around the home that a rodent might fit.
When you recognize that you have a problem with any type of rodent you want to contact a professional right away. If you have seen just one rodent, you can rest assured that there are many more that are hiding out of sight. Preventive Pest has the ability to rid your home of rodents of any kind. Contact us today!