WHY MICE ARE ENTERING YOUR HOME DURING THE SUMMER
While the majority of rodent infestations occur in the cold, winter months during their search for food, water, and shelter, plenty of rodent problems can occur during the summer months as well. If a rodent establishes an entry point during either season, they can use that same entry point to gain access to your home all year long and, unfortunately, other rodents and pests can make use of that entry point as well, leading to even more pest-related problems.
The damage that rodents cause to a home can be fairly extensive and a lot of it can go unseen. Most rodents, especially mice and rats, continuously chew, gnawing holes in walls, insulation, siding, and furniture. They can even chew through water pipes! They are also known to chew through electrical wiring which creates a fire hazard. You definitely don’t want these damaging pests hiding out in your walls for too long.
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Health Risks of Mice, Rats, and Rodents
Rodents won’t just cause physical damage to your home — they are a health risk for the people and pets living inside the home as well. Most homeowners are aware that rodents are dirty, but they aren’t quite sure of the extent of it and the dangers these dirty pests can cause. Rodents don’t care about the cleanliness; they will journey through trash and sewers looking for food, picking up numerous disease-causing bacteria such as salmonella, leptospirosis, hantavirus, and more as they travel. This bacteria can cause serious health risks to humans when brought inside a household. They also transmit parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites. Rodents tend to leave trails of their urine and feces around which is a sanitary issue, especially in the kitchens and other food preparation areas.
How to Get Rid of and Prevent Mice, Rats, and Rodents
There are many reasons why it is important for homeowners to keep rodents out of their homes. Almost everything that rodents do can pose risks for the residents of the homes they invade. No matter the season, rodents can and will enter homes, especially if that initial entry point has been made already. That is why year-round pest control is so important. For help in eliminating rodent problems in your New Jersey home, contact Viking Pest Control. Our technicians will identify and block entry points, place baits and traps in appropriate places, and remove any trapped rodents we find. Our services are efficient, trustworthy, and capable of providing quick relief for homeowners. You can count on Viking Pest Control to protect your home from rodents and other invading pests all year long!