Rodent infestations can cause major headaches to homeowners. When you have an infestation on hand, tackling the issue on your own with a few traps may seem like a good idea. While this may be a good solution for one or two rats, it’s not enough to control an infestation. Rodents can hide in areas throughout your home, and dealing with them yourself can be dangerous! The expertise of a professional pest control company goes beyond knowing where to place baits and traps for the most effective results. Before you DIY, there are a few reasons why you should leave the experts to handle rodent removal.
Early detection is the most important step in rodent removal. Unless you’re a trained professional, you may not realize the number of pests involved in the infestation. Rodent populations tend to be much larger than the isolated few you may see or hear in your walls and ceiling. These intruders repopulate at an alarming rate therefore swift action is required to prevent your home from becoming a disaster breeding ground. When you hire a professional, you will have peace of mind knowing that your home will be thoroughly inspected to determine the severity of the infestation. While the process of eliminating these uninvited guests varies, a specialist will be able to tell you why the rodent has settled where it has and how it may have gotten there. From there, prevention measures can be taken to ensure you are protected from future infestations.
Rodents Can Be Dangerous
Mice, rats, and the parasites that come with them can carry a number of diseases that can easily be spread through their saliva, droppings, urine, and blood. If you don’t know how to handle a rodent that is dead or alive, you put other members of the household, including pets, at risk. Rodents can also cause a lot of destruction with their chewing and gnawing habits. Chewed electrical wires can cause a fire hazard. Needless to say, it’s always best to get the assistance of a professional when it comes to rodent problems.
Preventing Future Rodent Infestations
Typically, there is usually more to eliminating an infestation even once you’ve removed the pests. Putting an end to an infestation starts with a proofing plan for tracing sources of entry, removal, and prevention of future entry. A true expert won’t stop after getting rid of the rodents in your home; they will perform acts of precaution to ensure the pests don’t return. Regular inspection and treatments should help keep your home free of rodent infestations.
Year-Round Rodent Prevention Services
Effective elimination usually requires expert tactics and preventative measures. D’s Pest Control offers rodent control and removal services and can be trusted to keep rats and mice out of your Lubbock TX home.