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Types of Mouse Destruction

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Antworks talks about mouse destruction and rat destruction.

Rodents are creepy critters, and they’re the last thing you want to see scuttling across your kitchen floor! In addition to looking frightening, these pests can also be incredibly damaging.

As fall sets in, more and more rodents may try to get indoors and out of the cold. Knowing what types of rodent destruction to look out for can help you identify an infestation before it gets out of hand. Here are the most common forms of rodent damage:

Rodent Damage to Your Home

Your home is your most valuable asset, so it’s important to keep it safe from destructive pests like rats and mice. Unfortunately, these pests don’t make things easy. Here are some of the main ways that rodents can cause damages to your home:

  • Structural Damage: Rodents have sharp teeth and tend to chew through a wide variety of materials, such as sheetrock, wood, and furniture. Rats are particularly damaging, as their teeth will grow indefinitely if they don’t gnaw. For this reason, rats often chew through important items like structural support beams and walls.
  • Electrical Damage and Fire Hazards: As rats, mice, and other rodents gnaw, they may begin to chew up electrical wires. Not only can this cause costly destruction to your electrical system, but it can also pose a huge fire hazard by removing the protective coating over wires.
  • Damage to Your Home’s Systems: Rodents don’t stop at walls and wires when it comes to chewing. Instead, they may also cause significant destruction to systems throughout your home by damaging appliances, AC units, and air ducts.
  • Destruction of Personal Belongings: Rodents will gnaw through almost anything in their path. Unfortunately, that can also include valuable personal belongings like paintings, family heirlooms, crucial documents, and books. We recommend storing irreplaceable items in sturdy, lockable bins to avoid rodent damage.

How Rodents Impact Your Health

Rodents are notorious for causing health issues, which causes them to be a major concern for homeowners and families. Here are the primary ways that a rodent infestation can negatively impact your health:

  • Spreading Disease: Rodents are notorious for harboring and spreading deadly diseases, such as the hantavirus, salmonella, rat-bite fever, and the plague. These diseases are usually transmitted through droppings or urine, which can spread throughout your home during an infestation.
  • Triggering Allergies or Asthma: Rodents carry specific allergens that can be irritating for individuals who suffer from allergies or asthma. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a pest-free home is one of the most important factors in preventing allergy or asthma symptoms.
  • Decreasing Mental Health: A rodent infestation not only damages your home and health, but it also causes psychological stress. Dealing with an infestation can be difficult and stressful, and many individuals feel a sense of shame if rodents infiltrate their homes.

Professional Rodent Exterminators

Rodent infestations can pose serious threats to your home and health. That’s why it’s so important to take care of infestations as quickly and efficiently as possible. At Antworks, our skilled rodent exterminators have the knowledge, tools, and skills to get rid of these pests without stress. If you’re struggling with a rodent infestation, don’t hesitate – call us today!

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