The start of spring is often a time for rejuvenation and renewal. As flowers begin to bloom and familiar animals and birds start to become a normal site, it can also be a time of great frustration for homeowners as pests also begin to emerge. Unfortunately, one common winter pest, mice and rats, may have been hiding in homes all season – with no plans to leave. If rodents are suspected inside of a home, quick action should be taken before spring cleaning begins to ensure they aren’t able to cause extensive damage or reproduce.
Rodents often live in green belt areas in the wild that provide them access to lush vegetation, ample food sources and water. However, the constant temperatures and seemingly unlimited food supply they have inside of dwellings are often too enticing for them to venture back out with the changing of the seasons. As homeowners across Oklahoma begin their spring cleaning routines, it is also a great time to invest in rodent control. But why is rodent control important and what are the best ways to remove them from a home?
Why Are Rodents Dangerous?
Most homeowners that have dealt with a rodent problem in the past already know the potential dangers of dealing with them. Some common rodent-borne illnesses that could impact residents healthy include hantavirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis and much more. Unfortunately, it can often be hard to know that a home has a rodent problem until spring cleaning has already begun. This, of course, makes it even more dangerous to let them overstay their welcome. But health-related risks are not the only danger that a rodent infestation may cause.
Rodents are also extremely fond of chewing on tons of items that can be found within the standard Oklahoma home. This behavior often occurs because of their unique nesting habits in which they chew away at insulation, cardboard storage boxes and more to create a comfortable living environment. When rodents chew on electrical wires, however, it can create even more danger by increasing the risk of a house fire occurring. In the worst-case scenario, this could mean losing your entire home due to the presence of a single mouse or rat.
How Can You Include Rodent Control in Spring Cleaning?
Spring cleaning is often a time for Oklahomans to declutter their homes and start fresh after winter ends. For many homes across Green Country, this often means tidying up the yard or finally cleaning out the attic. While these are great steps to minimizing the chances that rodents find the area enticing, working with an experienced pest control company is the best way to ensure your home is protected from the dangers of rodents. The good news is our highly-skilled, licensed and experienced technicians are ready to meet all of your rodent control needs.
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.
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.