Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Columbus. Rodents are notorious for getting into homes and creating large families. You need to get to the rats and mice before this happens.
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Although you may not suspect it, rodents can actually pose a health risk to your family. Columbus rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Rat-Bite Fever
- Rat-Bite Fever
Clearly, not all rodents will carry diseases. However, rodents can still be a nuisance around your home because they chew on everything. It is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice and rats are involved.Rats will chew through anything that sites between them and food.Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food.
Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes.
In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Columbus rodent control specialists can perform for you.
Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home. Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers. The common areas are:
- Inside the attic
- Lower corners of your attic
- Around your water pipes
- Around doors
- Around the fireplace
- Under kitchen cabinets
Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available.
If this all sounds like too much work for you, don’t fear. Our Columbus rodent control experts can get rid of any existing rodent problem and help prevent future ones. Just give us a call at (614) 347-3052 to schedule your consultation.