The word “rodent” comes from the Latin word “rodere,” which means “to gnaw.” Thus, rodents get their name from their primary characteristic: they are always chewing on something. This is because all rodents have constantly growing incisors, and unless they chew on things to wear down their teeth, they will grow up into their skull. Despite this unfortunate circumstance, rodents do not belong in your house, and if you find a rodent infestation, you should call the experts at Critter Control of Sarasota immediately.
Potential Rodent Damage
Rodents like rats, mice, and squirrels can do a lot of damage to your home, despite their small size. As previously noted, they will chew on nearly anything they can find to whittle down their teeth. If they are living in your attic or walls, any wooden structure and electrical wires are at risk.
Even more than their chewing, their excrement can cause serious problems. If there is a rodent infestation that has gone unchecked in your home for weeks, it is likely that there are feces and urine damaging your walls, ceilings, or attic insulation. Depending on the size of the problem, repairs can be a costly hassle.
How We Can Help
Our expert animal control technicians have years of experience dealing with rodent infestations, so they know exactly what to look for and how to fix your problem. We use strategically-placed traps to catch every last rodent, and then seal up any spots in your home that future rodents could access. Then, we will do the undesirable job of cleaning up the mess they left behind, even if it’s hard to reach. And finally, we are qualified to fix any damage the rodents caused, including installing brand-new attic insulation.
If you’ve got a rodent problem on your hands, don’t try to figure out how to deal with them on your own. We are here to help you with the most comprehensive, professional service in the business, and can help you prevent the critters from coming back in the future. For a free initial consultation, call us today at 941-355-9511.