• Niv Goldman

The Importance of Rodent Proofing

Keeping your home or business clean and protected from rodents is sometimes a difficult task on your own. There are so many points of entry for small rodents that you may not get them all, or they may just chew through what you have put up to try to stop them. Small rodents are very persistent, messy, and damaging, and once they get in, they’ll want to stay for life. It may be in your best interest to contact a rodent proofing service to either deal with an infestation you have currently, or to make sure your home or business is rodent proof. Better safe than sorry, but first, you may be wondering about why rodent proofing is so important, and why you should hire a professional to handle it.

Rodents Cause Unhealthy Messes

Mice, rats, and squirrels getting into your home can be an inconvenience, and you may not think to do much more than put out a few traps and just live with the scratching noises going through your walls and ceiling. However, rodents, while living in your home, will cause a lot of messes—namely everything they leave behind as they travel through your home. Urine and droppings are the main cause for concern; rodents like rats and mice will often just urinate and defecate wherever they are when they need to. This is most often in your ceiling and walls, but sometimes they can get into your food stocks in a pantry or into your ventilation system, and that’s when contamination that can cause illness and disease occurs. It’s important to hire rodent proofing services from a professional to remove rodents from your home immediately and proof it against further invasions—for the sake of you and your family’s health.

Rodents Cause Damage

Rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels are voracious eaters with powerful incisors; this is important to know because it means they can eat through almost anything, given time. When you have a rodent infestation in your home, they not only leave their urine and droppings, but they also can chew through many of the things in your home, especially behind walls and in your attic or basement. The chewing of wires can cause fires in your home, while the chewing of your pipes may cause water or even gas leaks. They’ll also chew through drywall easily, and from there they can get access to your valuables and furniture, causing a lot of damage—possibly to heirlooms and other irreplaceable items. Since small rodents can chew through both wood and metal, they could eventually cause even structural damage if left unchecked, so it is important to hire a professional with rodent proofing services to preemptively prevent damage to your home that could cost you thousands of dollars down the road.

Rodent Proofing Services

Rodent proofing services offered by AlleyCat USA can give you the peace of mind of knowing that your home isn’t going to be invaded by small rodents that could damage your home or sicken your family or pets. All rodent proofing services are done without the use of poisons or toxic chemicals, and they will be one-time treatments. Visit AlleyCat USA today for a free consultation.

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