Tis the Season for Unwanted Guests… Rodents

Cold weather sends rodents, like mice and rats, into Utah homes. While few homeowners think they put out the welcome mat for these disease-carrying critters, not taking care of essential maintenance can be just as inviting.

According to Jerry Ewell, president of Guardian Pest Control, headquartered in Orem, Utah, not only do rodents spread disease. They can cause extensive damage and bring parasites such as fleas, mites, and lice into your home. Mice and rats are known for chewing through wiring, water lines, and wallboard. Mice can squeeze into a space as small as a nickel, and rats can squeeze in holes as small as a quarter.

Eliminating the risks posed by rodents can be accomplished through what is known as pest-proofing. Fortunately, there are a couple of steps homeowners can take to prevent these pests from invading their homes.

  1. Keep mice and other rodents out by ensuring that holes larger than the diameter of a pencil are sealed.
  2. Seal cracks and voids.

Knowing when to call an expert is essential if you find rodents in your home. Mice, for example, can produce over 400 heirs in as little as six months. It is advised to hire a professional trained in the nesting and lifecycles of rodents, including mice and rats. Precise targeting control efforts require knowledgeable and technically trained rodent specialists.

Guardian Pest Control is a Quality Pro Certified Company. Our technicians have the training, experience, and tools necessary to assure protection against such destructive pests. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Guardian Pest Control at 801-225-6000.

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