Do You Know How Dangerous Rodents In Your Tulsa Home Can Be?

January 12, 2021

When you see a rodent in your house, it’s very frightening. Why? Well, first of all, they don’t belong there. Second of all, they’re just plain frightening when you get close to them. Most people will admit to being afraid of mice and rats, even though they have never actually been attacked by one or ever been close enough to one to be put in any actual danger. However, this irrational fear could be your body’s way of telling you that they’re something to watch out for, and when you get down to the nitty-gritty, that irrational fear might not be so irrational.

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A Rodent Problem = A Health Problem

If you’re not focused on preventing rodents from entering your home, you could be ignoring the severe health risks that they’ll bring in with them. Since rodents usually spend their time in contaminated areas like dumpsters, landfills, and sewers, they are well-known carriers of bacteria. As they search your home for food, they’ll wind up spreading the bacteria to your frequently touched surfaces, furniture, and food preparation areas. Their urine and feces are toxic as well, so rodent infestations will put you and your family members at high risk of incurring dangerous diseases.
 
Along with the health hazards that come with a rodent infestation, you’ll always run the risk of home damage as well. Both mice and rats have very sharp teeth that are always growing, which means they’ll always be compelled to chew on whatever is in front of them, and the foundational materials of your home are no exception. This could potentially cost you hundreds of dollars’ worth of home repairs, and it also makes rodents very hard to keep out of your house.

Prevention Challenges

Equipped with these sharp teeth, mice and rats can almost always find a way into your house if they want to. Mice, being the smaller of the two, can squeeze their bodies into very small cracks or holes around your home’s foundation. Plus, any gap they can’t squeeze through can be widened by their sharp teeth.
 
Rats, on the other hand, are much larger, yet much more intelligent. They are very aware of their environment and can wait for the right opportunity to find a way in through a vent, open garage door, or larger cracks in the foundation.
Since you’re going to have a hard time keeping them out, you might want to consider limiting the factors that will attract them to your home in the first place. This includes:

  • Securing outdoor food sources like birdseed and pet food

  • Managing moisture buildup in the yard with proper lawn care

  • Ensuring outdoor trash cans are closed securely with heavy lids

  • Sealing up cracks and crevices with caulking

Eradication Dos And Don’ts

Now, preventing rodents is one thing, but getting them out is an entirely different challenge. You see, another characteristic of these invasive rodents is their high rate of reproduction. You might be able to capture a few or get rid of some by laying poison out, but they’re almost too prolific to keep up with. After all, mice and rats will invade your home with a few of their closest friends, and those friends won't hesitate to multiply more friends.
 
That’s why you can’t waste your time on (potentially dangerous) traps and poison. With your family’s health at stake, do you really want to take a chance and allow for a prolonged infestation in your home? No, you want the services that can get rid of rodents the first time. The safest, most effective way to deal with rodent infestations is to call in the experts, and those experts are Dandi Guaranty. Contact us today to learn more.

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