There are many different pests that have no problem taking up residence inside of a home because of the shelter and food they provide. Among these pests, perhaps the most troubling to encounter is a mouse or rat. Not only are they larger than other pests. like cockroaches, they have many bad habits that make it critical to keep your home rodent-free.
When rodents find their way into your home, they bring the risk of exposure to a wide variety of rodent-borne diseases and health threats. Even a healthy individual is at risk just by being exposed to the virus if it is present in mouse droppings, saliva or urine. Currently, the most troubling virus that can be contracted from rodents is Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
One of the more prominent reasons it is important to keep your home rodent-free is that they can cause extensive damage during their nest-building and daily foraging activities. Because they primarily create their nests in undisturbed places, such as attics or wall voids, rodents can potentially cause a lot of havoc that goes unnoticed until it’s too late. This can include an increased fire risk as they chew through electrical cables and urinate on them.
Keeping your home rodent-free requires you to remain proactive and limit the opportunities they have for entry. Once a mouse or rat establishes a nest in your home, it can be incredibly difficult to remove them without the help of a professional. If you hear scratching in your walls or see one of these furry pests inside of or around your home, give the experts at Emtec Pest Control a call.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.