If you live in the Clearwater area, chances are pretty high that you’ll have some type of rodent problem at some point. Once rodents are in your home they’re going to look to expand their family and build a large nest. You will want a rodent control professional to get rid of them before they have a chance to do this.
Clearwater Rats & Mice
Not only are most people disgusted by the thought of rats or mice in their home, but these rodents also pose a number of health threats. Clearwater rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re still not something you want crawling around in your home. Rats and mice will often chew on electric wires and try to raid your stash of food. They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food.
Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Clearwater rodent control specialists can perform for you.
We’ve included a list of the common areas where we find rodents navigating in homes. The common areas are:
- Near dryer vents
- Around the fireplace
- Around sink pipes
- Inside your attic
- Under kitchen cabinets
- Behind refrigerators
We have found that steal wool is one of the most effective materials for closing these gaps. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. If this all sounds like too much work for you, don’t fear. Not only can our Clearwater rodent control professionals get rid of your existing rodent problem, but they can prevent future mice and rats from being able to enter your home. Call (727) 222-3474 today to schedule an appointment.