A rodent infestation is nothing to take lightly. If it’s affecting your home, you need to act quickly before it gets out of control. Rodents such as mice and rats cause numerous problems not only for people but also for the places in which they live. When rodents have invaded your personal space, it’s important to have them treated right away to avoid serious problems.

3 Problems With Rodent Infestations

They spread diseases.

Rodents carry numerous diseases and have been responsible for massive plagues in human history. Rats and mice, including pet rodents, may transmit serious diseases to people, such as the hantavirus, salmonella, leptospirosis and more. In addition, infected rodents may harbor fleas, which can also transmit diseases to people with a single bite.

They destroy property.

Rats and mice love to chew. In fact, they have to chew on something each day to keep their teeth from outgrowing their bodies. When rodents invade your house, they will chew on most anything in front of them, from walls and furniture to wires and boxes. They’ll raid pantry items, gnaw on doors and bite through wires, which could cause unexpected fires behind the walls and in the attic.

They breed uncontrollably.

It’s easier to get rid of one mouse or rat than it is to eliminate a dozen or more. Unfortunately, rodents breed constantly throughout the year, and two rats can produce hundreds of babies in their lifetime. If you have a rat infestation lurking behind your walls or in other out-of-the-way spaces, it’s important to find them quickly. If you don’t, they could continue to breed and to take over your home month by month.

Treat Your Home With Professional Pest Control

Rodents carry diseases, destroy property and breed out of control, increasing their number by the dozens in a single year. If they’ve taken hold of your home, Hart Pest Control has the means to eliminate them completely. Though you may try do-it-yourself methods, you’ll find that they rarely work and only cost you time and money. We’ll exterminate the pests and keep your home safe for the future.