Winter is here, and with it can come unwanted rodents in your home. While rodent infestations can happen at any time of the year, Winter is a common time. Rodents are trying to find a warm environment with food and water. Our homes are the perfect spot for them. Unfortunately, rodents can cause damages to your property, as well as cause illnesses to you and your family.
How do I know if I Have a Rodent Infestation?
Rodents are masters of hiding. They will come out during the night as you sleep and stay quiet most of the day. However, there are some tell-tale signs that you have rodents in your home. If you hear scurrying or scratching noises during the night, you likely have a rodent infestation. Rodents will also destroy papers, magazines, and other items to build their nests. If you start seeing nibbled on items, you have rodents. Rodents will also find your kitchen and begin to nibble on bread, chips, and anything else that may be left out. If you see these items being eaten on or see rodent feces or urine, call a professional immediately.
Can I Remove the Rodents?
While you can attempt to remove the rodents from your property, we recommend a professional. Rodents carry a lot of diseases, and their urine and feces can contain viruses and bacteria. These are all things that can make you and your family extremely ill. Removing rodents is difficult, as you must find them all and then ensure the area has been thoroughly cleaned. If any rodents or left behind, you will soon have the problem again. You also do not want any remnants of their nests left behind, as it could contain viruses that will make you ill.
If you have rodents, call a company such as Colorado Hazardous Environmental. They have the tools and equipment to remove all rodents from your property safely!