Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents In Your Katy Home
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Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents In Your Katy Home

As an adult, you deal with different responsibilities and different problems. When faced with a problem, one of the first things you’ll need to decide is whether or not you can handle the problem yourself. If you can, then you move on with the solving process. If it’s a problem you need help with, then you figure out who to call. When it comes to rodent problems, it can be tempting to deal with them yourself. However, the more you understand about the danger and destruction that rodents can bring into your home, the more you’ll realize the need for pest control.

Danger And Destruction

The most common rodents you’ll deal with on your property, mice, and rats, are also the most destructive. Fortunately, you’ll never have to deal with them at the same time. Despite their aversion to each other, mice and rats are very similar, especially in their preferred habitat. You see, they love to hang out in the nastiest places in town, finding trash and other food sources in dumpsters, landfills, and sewers.

This may be a convenient source of food for them, but their unsanitary habits can be very dangerous for you. When mice and rats infiltrate your home, they’ll bring the bacteria in with them. As they crawl around your house in search of food, they’ll contaminate anything they come into contact with or leave their droppings on. This puts you at risk for incurring diseases like salmonella, E.coli, Tularemia, and dozens of dangerous other illnesses.

To make matters worse, mice and rats have something else in common: large, sharp teeth. Their oversized front incisors need to be constantly shaved down, creating the desire to chew incessantly in both mice and rats. And they’re not just gnawing on nuts and twigs like many of their rodent counterparts. No, mice and rats have all sorts of exotic chewing preferences, from your laundry to your linens, and your walls to your electrical wiring.

Allowing mice and rats to infest your home for a prolonged period of time can lead to very costly damage as a result of their need to chew. When you see these items chewed up or rodent droppings on the floor that resemble small, dark grains of rice, you can be certain that an infestation is underway.

Getting Them Out

In the case of mice, their large teeth also allow them to gain entry into the home. They’ll take any existing crack in your walls and use their teeth to make it just big enough to squeeze through. To compound matters, minuscule mice can squeeze their bodies through holes no larger than a quarter, which includes under many doors in your house, making them very hard to contain.

Rats are much larger but far more intelligent. While they can’t squeeze through small spaces as effectively, they are well-aware of their surrounding environment and will make the most of any opportunity to get where they want to go. Now that you’re aware of how dangerous and destructive these rodents can be, you’ll want to get them out of your house as quickly as possible. However, most homeowners make one huge, hazardous mistake in their attempts to get rid of rodents: they try to do it themselves.

You see, mice and rats have one more quality in common that exacerbates the issue: they are both incredibly prolific. As you use traps and poison to capture a few here and there, these pests are reproducing within your walls at very rapid rates. Most homeowners find it hard to keep up or to eradicate the infestation completely.

So make the wise decision, the one that’s going to keep your home and family safe from dangerous diseases and damage. The most effective and safest way to get rid of rodents is to contact the professionals at Modern Pest Control.

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