Rodents pose a health risk, especially with elderly and young children, and can cause thousands in property damage. They can be found rummaging through garbage bins in homes and on the lawn and can easily be identified with their characteristic long tails. Dealing with these pesky pests is critical before they nest in your home.
Effective rodent pest control services mitigate the spread of harmful diseases and damage to property caused by these rodents. Some common household rodents are rats and mice.
What is Rodent Removal?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when looking for ways to remove rodents from the home. Rodent removal for Connecticut homeowners can depend on the size of your home and if you have pets or children. Removal of such pests involves killing them or depriving them of a dwelling place.
The techniques used to eliminate them may involve the following:
- Killing them with poison
- Structural changes in your home like fixing their entry points
- Use of traps
- Keeping cats as they are known to eliminate mice
- Using a professional rodent service
- Improving sanitary conditions around the home and relocating garbage disposal areas
- Employing rodent repellent devices and products to ward them off
Such techniques are proven to work effectively and may vary depending upon the situation.
What You Should Know about Rodents as a Homeowner
Some of the rodents found in your homes may look cute and harmless, many cases they can be terrifying. Their presence in or near homes should be a cause for alarm. The majority of the time you might not know, as they prefer to remain hidden during the day and mostly come out at night.
They are known to cause the following diseases:
- Bubonic plague
- Rat-bite fever
Their droppings can contain dangerous diseases. Droppings from infected rodents may potentially cause pulmonary diseases in human beings. The source of these diseases may not be apparent because their symptoms are universal, and doctors could have difficulty in diagnosing which could lead to delayed treatment.
Rodent Control Products
There are numerous products available to prevent and kill rodents. They can be found in convenience stores and purchased online. What these products do is exterminate the pests and some trap them for relocation when they are caught.
Most of these products can be found in stores around you and are easy to employ in the management of rodents:
- Rodent repellent
- Rodent guards
- Glue boards
Repellent products are excellent to keep rodents away as they cannot stand them, typically they do not work for most homeowners. Traps and glue boards are effective but if dealing with a large population it is usually best to call a professional before the problem gets worse.
Gray Brother’s is Connecticut’s most effective solution for rodent control. We have years of experience to provide you with the best customer experience, and to get the rodents out and away from your home.