Why Do Rodents Love My Home So Much?
Rodents have been plaguing society for centuries, quite literally in some cases. They are sneaky creatures that can make your home their home as well without you even realizing. They love to find tasty morsels and curl up in the forgotten corners of your home, such as an attic or an unused cupboard. It is extremely important to be able to spot the signs of a rodent infestation so it can be dealt with as quickly as possible. Rodent control is difficult and it is advisable to call in professionals. If left to fester, an infestation will continue to spread until it causes catastrophic consequences.
What Are the Signs of a Rodent Infestation?
Some tell-tale signs that you may have a rodent problem are rodent droppings, signs of chewing, signs of nesting materials, or unfamiliar, foul smells coming from concealed areas of your home. If you notice any of these signs it is highly advisable that you contact a professional exterminator because they will help you figure out the extent of the problem and get it solved before too much damage is done.
Rodent droppings are small, cylindrical, pellets that you can plainly see. Some people will mistake them for dirt or overlook them, but this should be avoided because this is a very clear sign that there are one or more vermin in your home. It is common for these droppings to be spotted around food, in cabinets, and other places of that nature.
Signs of chewing on food packaging or in the wall in order to make an entry point almost certainly mean that mouse or rat is present. These critters will do whatever they can to find food and they have evolved to let no modern wrapper stand in their way. They also have become quite adapted to chewing through wood in order to gain access to a food source. These animals have survived for centuries because of their resourcefulness, but if you can spot the traces they leave behind you have the power to put them in their place.
Once rodents have found a steady food supply they love to make a home near it. If you begin to see bundles of shredded paper, leaves, or other possible nesting materials then it is quite possible that a rodent has attempted to set up base camp to continue the feast. This sign can be easy to overlook as just some debris that got in the house somehow: no big deal, but it if can be recognized as a potential rat nest then you are one step closer to catching the critters.
Sometimes rats and mice are so good at hiding that you may not physically see any of the signs mentioned above. However, if you do happen to notice foul smells coming from rarely used areas of the home such as an attic, closet, or cabinet then that may also be a sign of a rodent. Fresh droppings and urine can make an unpleasant smell and warn you of a vermin infestation.
What Happens if an Infestation Is Not Dealt with Quickly?
Rodent infestations are more than just a minor nuisance, if left untreated they can cause extreme harm to both your home and your family. When infestations are left to their own devices they will continue to breed and multiply unchecked as long as there is an easily available food source, making the problem exponentially get worse.
One major issue with rodents is that they can cause a significant amount of damage to your home. Their urine and feces can stain and discolor carpets and rugs. Their chewing can leave multiple holes in the walls, pipes, and floors of your lovely home. If you let these animals run rampant in your home, they will not treat it kindly.
Another significant issue is that rats are prone to carrying diseases as they are thought to be the initial carriers of the Bubonic Plague that wiped out one-third of the world’s population in the middle ages. Their illness bearing propensity should certainly not be ignored. Today they are known to spread Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis, and Weil’s Disease. Contracting one of these diseases could be catastrophic to any family: don’t let it happen to yours.
Don’t Let Rodents Fall in Love with Your Home!
At the very first signs of a rodent infestation be sure to call us at Top NC Pest Control so we can deal with the problem swiftly and definitively so that you don’t have to deal with any of the ugly aftermath of an unresolved issue. Rodents are not a pest to be taken lightly. Call a professional so that the job is done right and you are rid of your rodent problem once and for all. Top NC Pest Control has an extensive, highly trained network of exterminators that is ready to tackle any size rodent control problem you may have. Don’t let rodents make your home, their home: us call today!