Four Things Everyone In Southeast Florida Should Know About Rodents

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If you live in Southeast Florida, you've probably dealt with the consequences of having a rodent problem in your home. Rodents are sneaky and persistent, and they can cause a lot of damage to your property if you don't deal with them. Even a small infestation can require professional pest control in Southeast Florida. Here are four things that everyone should know about rodents:

Rodents Can Carry Disease

All rodents can carry disease and spread contagions. Rodents can transmit several diseases to people, including:

  • Salmonella
  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Typhus

Rodents can also carry fleas and ticks infected with parasites that cause human diseases. In some cases, rodents can transmit diseases through bites or scratches. In other instances, it's possible to become ill after handling contaminated bedding or clothing that rodents have used.

Rodents Can Fit Into Very Small Holes

One of a rodent's most dangerous characteristics is its ability to squeeze into very small spaces. Unlike other animals, little rodents don't need to bust through doors or walls in order to get in. They'll fit into tiny holes and pass through gaps that other animals wouldn't even know were there, which is why you could be completely unaware that they are there until the infestation has grown so much that it is undeniable.

Our expert rodent control technicians at Squash A Bug Pest Control can perform a free inspection of your home if you suspect that you have a rodent problem.

Rodents Have Teeth That Never Stop Growing

Rodents have teeth that grow continuously; if they don't wear them down, they can grow very long and prevent them from eating. Rodents use these to gnaw on hard materials like wood and metal, which is why they're so good at chewing through things like wires or pipes.

Rodents use their sharp incisors to bite through electrical wiring, plastic, rubber, metal (even stainless steel), and more. This relentless chewing makes it difficult for people to repair damages and can cause fires.

The damage caused by all kinds of rodents is often very expensive to repair and can sometimes even be dangerous. If you're experiencing a rodent problem, quickly getting help is important so the damage doesn't get worse.

Rodents Are Difficult To Get Rid Of On Your Own

Rodents such as rats and mice reproduce quickly and breed year-round. They can overrun your home if left unchecked. Rats are particularly difficult to get rid of because they are smart enough to avoid traps and poisons set by homeowners.

It's important not to underestimate how difficult it can be to get rid of rodents on your own — even if you use traps. You might catch one or two of them, but if you can't remove all of the rodents, it's only a matter of time before new ones arrive and join their friends.

If you want your home free from these pests, it's best left up to trained professionals like ours at Squash A Bug Pest Control. We provide effective rodent control for Southeast Florida residents and do it with the utmost care for your home. We use non-toxic, eco-friendly products and methods that won't harm your pets or children.

Rodents can be a real problem, but with professional help, you can deal with them. If you have rodents in your home and need help getting rid of them, call us today! We are the local experts on rodent control and have trained technicians ready to tackle any job, big or small.

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