Westfield Rodent Control
Westfield Rodent Control
If you live in the Westfield area, chances are pretty high that you’ll have some type of rodent problem at some point. Typically, once rodents have taken up residence in your home, they will look to nest and create a big family. You want to get rid of them before this happens.
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Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. According to the CDC, Westfield rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Rat-Bite Fever
Clearly, not all rodents will carry diseases. However, rodents can still be a nuisance around your home because they chew on everything. Rodents will try to raid your food, and may contaminate it in the process.? They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food.?Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food.
Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes.? In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar.? This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business.? They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place.? This is a service that our Westfield rodent control specialists can perform for you.
Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home.? Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers.? The common areas are:
- Around doors
- Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines
- Near floor vents
- Between the wall and floor juncture
- In your attic
- Inside closets near the floor corners
Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges.? For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available.?
This probably sounds overwhelming, but don’t fret.?Not only can our Westfield rodent control professionals get rid of your existing rodent problem, but they can prevent future mice and rats from being able to enter your home.?Call us today to schedule an appointment.