Rodents like mice and rats may seem cute, but they can be a menace. Not only do they cause damage to your property, but they also have a bad reputation for spreading disease and causing problems. Due to how rapidly a rodent’s teeth grow, they are constantly chewing on hard surfaces to sharpen them. This habit can cause costly damage to walls, skirting boards and even electrical wires throughout your home.
Aside from the diseases that rodents themselves can carry, their droppings are also toxic. Droppings are likely to be eaten by pets and have the potential to transmit harmful diseases. If disease from rodents is contracted, you may experience a range of side effects including fevers, vomiting, swelling, rashes, and flu-like symptoms.
Rodents are commonly attracted to the household due to food and shelter and are renowned for contaminating homes with urine and faeces. Rodents thrive in untidy and cluttered environments where they can hide and build a nest for their family. Rodents tend to be found in roofs, garages, unused fireplaces, and storage and office areas - especially if there is a lot of paper, rubbish or food.
It is important to identify the type of rodent you have lingering in your home to determine the best course of action for controlling the problem.