No matter where you live there is always the possibility of encountering a rodent problem at some point. Mice and rats can be a big nuisance because they aren’t always easy to treat on your own.
Rats & Mice in Sacramento
Rats and mice are gross but they can also be a health hazard to those exposed to their feces and urine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rodents can carry the following diseases:
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- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Rat-Bite Fever
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
The most common rats and mice to carry such diseases in the Sacramento area include:
- Deer mice
- Cotton rats
- Rice rats
- White-footed mice
Breathing something that has come into contact with rodent droppings or urine can trigger any of the above health risks. Direct contact will also trigger these as well as bite wounds but bites are less common when it comes to rodent problems.
Even if the rodent in your home doesn’t have a disease, it will still chew on things you’d prefer it not to. The most common places our customers have noticed signs of rodents include:
- Near dryer vents
- Around the fireplace
- Around sink pipes
- Inside attics
- Under or in kitchen cabinets
- Behind refrigerators
- Treating Areas Where Rodents Enter
In order to solve your rodent problem it’s important to make sure there aren’t any openings in which they might enter. Unfortunately they don’t need a large hole to gain access to your home.
Check around your property and close gaps with steel wool, cement, lath metal, hardware cloth, screen or even metal sheeting. All have proven effective in preventing rodents from infesting properties.
Sacramento Rodent Prevention
- Keep kitchen clean and food stored
- Empty garbage cans frequently
- Clean cluttered areas such as the attic, garage, sheds, etc.
Rodents can be a huge nuisance if left untreated for too long. Give Sacramento Pest & Rodent Specialists a call at (916) 382-7353 today to schedule an appointment and be free of your rodent issue for good.