Rodents: A Bigger Problem Than You Think

It is very common for rodents to break into your home. Though small and easily overlooked, small animals such as rats and squirrels can be detrimental. Rodents bring with them various hazards that you don’t want your family exposed to and can end up being costly in the long run. It is important to call an animal removal service before the damage becomes too extreme.

What Are They?

Rodents share many of the same characteristics but knowing how to distinguish between them assists you in communicating what service you need with your exterminator. Rats, mice, and squirrels are most common and will set up camp in your attic and walls. An obvious indicator is hearing light scurrying through your walls and ceiling. The louder it is, the bigger the animal. If you find much of your wiring and wood gnawed on it is fairly telling of squirrel infestation. If you are hearing activity and finding droppings in dark secluded areas, most likely it is mice or rats. They are nocturnal and will seek out darker spots in your home for isolation.

Why Do You Need a Professional?

Despite their small size, these invaders can prove to be quite destructive. Squirrels leave pheromones around the entrances to your home to invite more to join. They also enjoy chewing on wiring and the wooden supports in your attic and walls which over time could damage the integrity of your home. Rats and mice often carry with them. These diseases can be transmitted through bites or even just contact with urine or feces. Without professional removal, you risk contracting diseases yourself or getting your family infected with diseases such as:

  • Salmonella
  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies
  • Rat-Bite Fever

Get a Professional Today

Rodents can sneak into your home effortlessly, and it is often too dangerous to handle on your own. With more than 30 years of experience with wildlife, Critter Control® of Cape Cod removes rodents from your home quickly and safely to ensure the best service available. Contact us at 508-760-0404 for all your infestation problems and get your fast phone estimate today.