Cute cartoon characters aside, mice and rats are not welcome visitors to our homes. They invade when looking for shelter and food. Too often, we are all too welcoming. Rid-a-Bug is committed to courteous, professional service - but we do not believe our southern hospitality should be extended to these pests!
Mice, rats, and the parasites they carry with them can cause a number of diseases, such as Hantavirus, Listeria, Rat-Bite Fever, and Salmonellosis. Admittedly, the transmission of disease from these rodents to humans is relatively rare in our neck of the woods, but they also contribute to dangerous allergies. Mouse urine, for example, is present in levels high enough to trigger allergies in 35% of homes. Trace amounts are found in 82% of homes. Droppings are another concern as they can cause asthma in both children and adults.
Yet another worry is damage to your home. Mice and rats gnaw constantly on any- and everything. Insulation, cardboard, wallboards, flooring, and even electrical wiring. In fact, exposed wiring chewed by mice are thought to cause 25% of house fires in the US.
Mice and rats can make themselves at home in any house: all they need is a tiny opening. A young mouse, for instance, can squeeze in through a gap as small as 5mm (about the diameter of a pencil!), and smaller rats can fit into holes the size of a quarter. With all the cracks, crevices, and gaps in our homes, it makes for easy entry.
Rid-a-Bug’s team of experts is ready to help. With over 50 years of experience, we can rid your property of virtually any pest, including mice and rats. Give us a call or contact us online, and we’ll develop an effective plan for eliminating your pest problem - quickly and cost-effectively.