While the rodent class includes much more than just mice and rats, these two animals are the ones most seen in Wichita, and most likely to try to move into your home as they like the access to food and shelter, especially when it gets cold.
While cute and fuzzy-looking creatures to some, these animals actually can carry up to 35 diseases contractible by humans. This is one of the main reasons it’s vital to ensure these rodents don’t try to take up residence with you. It also makes clean up after rodent infestation somewhat dangerous as there is a chance for those diseases to be passed to you and your pets through fleas and mosquitoes. Even the dust from their nest can spread bacteria.
How can I tell if I have a rodent problem?
It depends on the rodent. However, basic signs include finding small, black dropping in and around cabinets and floors. You may also find your food chewed open, especially grains and sweets.
If you have animals, they might catch one or two, but where there is one, there will be more.
What if I don’t take care of rodent infestation?
Eventually, infestations of rodents will get so bad that you will be forced to take action or you will have medical problems. Rodents will cause structure damage because of chewing or scratching. They also carry diseases and walk over many different surfaces, including those you eat off of. Let Patton Exterminating take care of your rodent problem or other pest problems.
Can I prevent rodents?
Seal off any cracks from the outside and work from the outside to the inside to stop them from coming in the warmth. You should also seal any of your food so that they can’t chew it open. Use plastic containers and clean up any crumbs promptly.
How long does a rodent infestation treatment by Patton Exterminating typically take?
Monthly treatment is the most effective and best way to go if you have a severe infestation.