PUBLISHED ON February 4th, 2014
In November 2013, rodent pest control company Rentokil issued a press release regarding the dangers that rodents pose during the winter months. Eden Pest is a Rentokil-approved pest control company in the Pacific Northwest.
The press release highlighted that rodents infest about 21 million homes in the U.S. every winter. They often enter and exit homes through cracks as small as a dime. When it comes to rodent control, Portland homeowners find that prevention efforts always pay.
Rodents are carriers of the deadly hanta virus and salmonella, which a person can contract by handling an infected rodent or coming into contact with rodent waste. Rodents can also spread bacteria and trigger allergic reactions.
Rodents have sharp teeth that expertly gnaw through several different materials. In addition to gnawing through walls, they often sink their teeth into items like cardboard boxes, paper and plastic bags as they nest and search for food. Rodents are also keen at gnawing on electrical cords, exponentially increasing the risk of a fire on a property.
The best way to control a rodent infestation is to prevent one. Simple rodent pest control methods include:
If you think that your home has a rodent problem, immediately call a rodent control Portland professional like Eden Pest. The expert will inspect your home and can clean rodent waste in a way that keeps you and your family safe.
Call Eden Pest for a free inspection today.