As the fall and winter months approach and the temperatures begin to tumble, many pests will begin searching for a place to shelter during the upcoming cold months. Rats and mice are certainly a part of those that are looking for shelter. They can be found in every town and farm in the country and have no affinity for a specific social class. They are equal opportunity pests. They don’t care as long as their three basic needs are met: food, shelter, and water.
Rodents are active at night and are seldom seen during the day except when populations are large. Typically, the first clue of a rodent problem is their droppings on the kitchen counter, kitchen drawers cabinets or pantry. These pests are not only destructive to your home or business by gnawing electrical cables and potentially causing fires, their gnawing and burrowing will damage structures, books, furniture, and appliances. They also spread diseases to humans and other animals through their bite as well as transport fleas, lice, mites, and ticks. In addition to bubonic plague, rat bite fever, leptospirosis, hantavirus, trichinosis, infectious jaundice, salmonellosis, and typhus mice have been linked to asthma.
Rodents also frequent supermarkets, restaurants, livestock pens, warehouses, grain mills, silos and many other places that meet their three basic survival needs. Again, they are equal opportunity pests as they will eat anything man or livestock eats. Whether you have a rodent problem in your home or business, Terminator Termite & Pest Control can help you get it under control and provide preventative maintenance to help keep them away. Rodents are persistent in their efforts to invade, so it is best to enlist the help of a Terminator professional. Call, 479.783.6200, or email today.
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