Thanks to their small size and flexible bodies, rodents can be quite tenacious when it comes to staying in your home. Slipping into hard to reach areas such as your attic and inside your walls, removing them can be met with considerable difficulty. Unfortunately, they can be very unsafe in your home, and it is best to evict them as soon as possible. While it isn’t safe to attempt to do so yourself, a rodent exterminator is a perfect solution.
The Problem with Rodents
These tiny critters often get overlooked due to their small size, but the dangers are still present. There are three usual suspects when it comes to rodents, each presenting their own hazards to your home:
- Mice – The smallest of the bunch making them able to access most areas of your home with ease and go undetected. Due to their quick breeding and short gestation period, mice are capable of increasing their numbers rapidly which can become overwhelming in very little time.
- Rats – Larger than mice, rats are known for spreading sickness to humans, whether it be through an unfortunate bite or contact with their urine or feces. Rats can be hostile if they feel threatened, so it is best to avoid confronting them.
- Squirrels – Often underestimated because they come off so cute and cuddly, however, once inside your home squirrels can be quite a menace. They use the wooden structures of your home to gnaw on and maintain their incisors. They may also chew your wiring and damage the insulation in your attic which can be costly to repair.
Despite their small size, these animals can still be destructive to your home. It is highly suggested that you avoid these critters when possible and at the first indication of their presence, contact the specialists at Critter Control® of Sarasota at 941-355-9511 to keep your home safe and secure.