At one point or another, rodents will make their way into your home. This intrusion poses a serious threat. When it comes to rodents in the household the only safe thing to do is call an exterminator. It is very unsafe to attempt to handle these situations on your own which is why only a professional should be involved.
Why Are Rodents Dangerous?
It is easy to write off rodents as harmless and innocent because of their small size but they tend to bring many hazards with them. To properly understand the dangers involved, first you should know the main offenders:
Rats – One of the more common infiltrators, rats carry with them a plethora of diseases. Rat-bite fever can easily be transmitted to humans and should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately, just avoiding physical contact with a rat isn’t enough as their droppings are also capable of hosting such diseases and spreading them.
Squirrels – Considered to be the least threatening since they can frequently be seen in nature and somewhat cohabitate with humans, squirrels can prove to be dangerous when in your home. Squirrels can carry rabies with them, and use pheromones to attract more squirrels to enter your home.
Mice – Smaller than rats and seen as less of an issue, it is important to note that mice are just as capable of carrying disease as rats are and shouldn’t be dealt with yourself. They also breed very quickly and in a short amount of time a large population could be inside your house.
Hire a Professional
The moment infestation occurs you should call a professional exterminator right away who can use the proper equipment and safeguards to ensure that your rodent problem is dealt with and eliminating any rodents on the property. If you are having trouble with a rodent problem, contact Critter Control® of Tallahassee at 850-745-4111 to properly protect your home and family.