Cold weather is sending 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 basic maintenance can be just as inviting.
According to Jerry Ewell, President of Guardian Pest Control, head quartered in Orem Utah, not only do rodents spread disease. They can cause extensive damage and bring in parasites such as fleas, mites and lice into your home. Mice and rats are known for chewing through wiring, water lines, and even 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.
- Keep mice and other rodents out by making sure that holes larger than the diameter of a pencil are sealed.
- Seal any cracks and voids.
If you find rodents in your home, knowing when to call an expect is important. Mice, for example, can produce over 600 heirs in as little as six months. It is advised to hire a professional who is trained in the nesting and lifecycles of rodents. Precise targeting control efforts require a knowledgeable and technically trained specialist.
Guardian Pest Control is QualityPro Certified and has the training, experience and tools necessary to assure protection against such destructive pests. For more information, please contact Guardian Pest Control at 801-225-6000