Rodents are a very diverse and dynamic group of mammals. They exist all over the world except the Polar Ice Caps. There are over two thousand known species of rodents, but humans come into contact with a very few of them including rats, mice, and squirrels.
The Dangers of Rodents
Rodents are dangerous for a variety of reasons. For example;
- Diseases. Rodents are infamous for their role as carriers of disease. Some of the diseases they can infect someone which could end up being fatal. These diseases include Salmonellosis, Rat Bite Fever and Weil’s disease.
- Structural Damage. When rodents gain access to your property they can cause a lot of physical damage to your home which will eventually lead to a financial setback. Rodents can chew through electrical wiring or damage your walls, which will require reconstruction.
Why They Like Your Home
There are many reasons critters will take up shelter in your home. Aside from the warmth and protection your home provides, here are other reasons rodents will inhabit your home:
- Destruction of natural habitat. The more people destroy the environment, the more rodents encroach on human settlements. They have nowhere else to go. Rodents are very adaptable and will be comfortable in a human house in no time.
- Lack of food. When you destroy an animal’s habitat, you destroy their food chain and they will have to search elsewhere for food. Humans waste and store a lot of food, which attracts many rodents.
Call the Professionals
Although most people prefer to get rid of rodents themselves, calling a professional like the ones at Critter Control® Delaware Valley may be the only option if the infestation is out of control. Rodents can hide in unreachable places and given their breeding cycles by the time you discover them it might be too late. If you suspect you’re having a rodent problem, don’t wait! Call Critter Control® today at (610)-816-0487 to schedule your free consultation.