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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. If you catch sight of a rodent in your home, it’s important to call a professional right away before the situation becomes worse. Some of the signs of rats or mice in your property include droppings, piles of shaved wood, nesting materials, foul odors, scratching sounds, and, of course, seeing the rodent itself. Read on to learn more about when it’s time to call a rodent exterminator.
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2 main reasons you need a rodent exterminator
No homeowner wants to deal with a rodent problem on their own. These creatures are notoriously good at hiding, which is why it almost always takes a trained professional to effectively get rid of the infestation. There are reasons why it’s important to call a rodent exterminator:
- Rodents can cause illness. Mice, rats, and occasionally squirrels want two things: food and shelter. When rodents get into your cabinets, they can contaminate your food when they leave behind urine and feces. In addition to being gross, rodents carry diseases and pathogens! It’s also possible for people in your family to have allergic reactions such as hives or asthma attacks.
- Rodents can cause extensive damage. A rodent’s sharp incisors never stop growing, so it is driven to continually gnaw on things just like a teething baby. A rodent can chew through just about anything, including some kinds of metal, most kinds of wood, and even wires, which can potentially create a fire hazard.
When should I call a rodent exterminator?
If you catch sight of a rodent, or notice any of the warning signs of an infestation, it’s time to call a rodent exterminator. Waiting to call a professional allows rodents time to cause more damage and spread inside your property, which is something no one wants. Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s is proud to provide exceptional rodent control services along with our IPM methods, which work to prevent rats or mice in your home. Call us today to learn how we can protect you from rodents!Back to Rodent Exterminators
When to Call a Rodent Exterminator in Virginia
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