Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Miami Gardens. Typically, once rodents have taken up residence in your home, they will look to nest and create a big family. You want to get rid of them before this happens.
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Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. According to the CDC, Miami Gardens rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re still not something you want crawling around in your home. Rats and mice will often chew on electric wires and try to raid your stash of food. They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. Rats will even chew through walls if they think there is food on the other side.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 Miami Gardens 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:
- Near dryer vents
- Around the fireplace
- Around sink pipes
- Inside your attic
- Under kitchen cabinets
- Behind refrigerators
We have found that steal wool is one of the most effective materials for closing these gaps. If a hole is larger, you may consider using metal sheeting or cement to close the hole or gap. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available. This probably sounds overwhelming, but don’t fret. Our Miami Gardens rodent control experts can get rid of any existing rodent problem and help prevent future ones. Call us today to schedule an appointment.