When mice and/or rats invade your house, they can cause massive destruction as they chew through the walls, damage wiring, and destroy your possessions. They can also pose a health hazard since their droppings can contaminate your food, and the lice, mites, and fleas they carry can spread diseases.
While there are traps and poisons you can purchase in stores to deal with your unwanted guests, these methods often do not work. Instead of trying to deal with your home's rodent problem, you should seriously consider going ahead and hiring a professional service to take care of them for a couple of reasons.
1. They Utilize Different Control Methods for Specific Areas and Problems Caused by the Rodents
One reason why hiring a professional service is better than attempting to rid your house of its rodent infestation is that the overall job often requires multiple control methods. While poisoned bait and traps may work well in some areas of your home, they do not do anything to keep the rats and mice from entering your house in the first place.
After a professional service conducts an inspection of your house, they can look for signs of rodents and devise a plan to use the right method for the area, such as baited traps in areas where food contamination is a concern and poisoned bait in the basement. They will also use barrier methods to fill in cracks and holes the rodents are using for entry points.
2. They Have the Knowledge and Experience Necessary to Find the Rodents' Hidden Nests in Your House
Another reason why a professional should be called to deal with the rodents in your house is that they have the training, knowledge, and experience necessary to find them. Even if you are able to find a few of their nests, mice, and rats are quite adept at finding and building nests in hard-to-reach areas.
However, a pest professional has studied the rodents and has seen the unusual places mice and rats like to hide. They can use their knowledge and experience to find even hidden rodents and eradicate them.
When you hire a professional service to take care of your home's rodent problem, they use their knowledge and experience to find where the furry pests are hiding the nests as well as how they are accessing your house. They will then use different control methods to address the different areas and problems caused by the rodents. If you see or find evidence of mice and/or rats in your house, contact a pest control company that offers rodent control services to speak with someone who can assist you.