Southington Rat and Mouse Control
PROUDLY SERVING CENTRAL CONNECTICUT, INCLUDING HARTFORD, LITCHFIELD, AND NEW HAVEN COUNTIES
Seeing a mouse or rat scurrying across the floor can terrify some people. It needs to concern everyone because these rodents can cause many problems for homeowners and their property. Total Pest Control has Southington rat and mouse control technicians with over 35 years of experience rooting out these infestations and giving people their peace of mind.
Four Risks of Rats and Mice
Here are four key risks that rats and mice may pose to a home:
- The spreading of disease: These rodents can carry various pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites, that can be transmitted to humans through their droppings, urine, or bites. Diseases such as salmonellosis, leptospirosis, hantavirus, and rat-bite fever are among the health concerns linked to rodent infestations.
- Food contamination: Rats and mice can chew through packaging and contaminate stored food items. This poses a risk of food infections, as rodents can leave behind feces, urine, and hair on surfaces and in food preparation areas.
- Furniture damage: Rodents have strong teeth that continuously grow, leading them to gnaw on various materials, including furniture, walls, and insulation. This destructive behavior can result in costly damage to the home's structure.
- Damage to appliances: Rats and mice may chew through cables and cords, rendering appliances non-functional or causing them to operate unsafely. This not only requires homeowners to spend money on replacement, but it can also lead to dangerous electrical fires.
By addressing these risks promptly, homeowners can protect their health, preserve property, and maintain a safe living environment.
Four Tips for Rat and Mouse Prevention
Taking proactive measures can reduce the likelihood of rodents finding their way into your living space.
Here are four effective ways to prevent rat and mouse infestations:
- Eliminate outdoor access: Start by inspecting the exterior of your home for potential entry points that rats and mice could use to gain access. Seal any cracks, gaps, or openings in walls, foundations, doors, and windows. Pay close attention to areas where utility lines enter the house, as rodents can squeeze through small spaces.
- Keep the yard clean: A cluttered yard can provide hiding places and nesting spots for rodents. Regularly clean up debris, such as piles of leaves, woodpiles, and overgrown vegetation, which can attract rats and mice. Trim tree branches and shrubs near your home to eliminate pathways rodents might use to access your property.
- Don't leave food out: Rodents are opportunistic feeders and will be enticed by easily accessible food sources. Store food in airtight containers made of metal or glass to prevent them from accessing it. Avoid leaving pet food out overnight and promptly clean up spills or crumbs.
- Get a cat: Cats are natural predators of rats and mice. Their presence alone can act as a deterrent for rodents.
It’s a good idea to conduct regular inspections and maintenance to catch and address any signs of infestation early on. Contact our Southington rat and mouse control team immediately if you suspect a rodent issue.
Professional Rodent Services
When it comes to keeping your home or business free from rats and mice, prevention is key. Our expert team at Total Pest Control offers professional rodent services to help keep these unwanted pests out of your property for good.
Benefits of our rodent services include:
- Protection of your property from damage caused by rodents
- Prevention of potential health risks associated with rodent infestations
- Long-term cost savings by preventing future infestations
We Put Your Pests in the Past
Having a rodent in the house can make it difficult to relax. Let our licensed and insured technicians get your rat and mouse problem under control so you can have peace of mind again.
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