As the weather gets colder in Sacramento, pests like mice and rats are going to be searching for a warm place to cozy up for the winter. Rodents can spread diseases, contaminate food, and even damage the wiring in your home. Investing in professional rodent control can help to protect your home and your family. 

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss the reasons that you should consider hiring a professional Sacramento pest control company like Earthwise Pest Management to handle the rodent control. Continue reading to learn more and contact our pest control experts if you’re in need of pest control services. 

Rodents Spread Diseases

Rodents are known for spreading a number of diseases including rat-bite fever, plague, typhus, salmonellosis, and many others. Rodents like mice and rats often climb through not-so-clean areas like garbage, outdoor dumpsters, and other places where they can pick up bacteria on their feet and fur. They then proceed to search for food or water through your house, possibly climbing into the sink, onto kitchen counters, and other areas where you prepare food. They often bring bacteria from one area to another making it more likely that you and your family will become sick. 

In addition to spreading bacteria around your home, rats can also spread diseases through their bite if they are carrying a virus or other disease. The fleas that live on rodents are also known to spread diseases including plague.

Rodents Can Contaminate Food

Rodents can chew through boxes, bags, and other containers where you keep your food. So, even if you’re careful not to leave food out on the counter, rats or mice can still gain access to your food. If rodents are eating the food right out of your pantry, you will likely notice gnaw marks on the containers. 

Rodents Can Damage the Wiring in Your Walls

We’ve discussed rodents chewing through boxes for food, but they often also chew through the wires in the walls. This can not only cause your appliances to stop working but is also a fire hazard. Damaged wires can cause sparks inside of your walls where there is wood and drywall present. 

Rodents Breed Rapidly 

If you’ve noticed just one or two mice or rats in your Sacramento home, chances are, there are plenty more where that came from — or will be very soon. One pair of mice can produce 200 babies in just four months’ time. If you are concerned that you may have rodents in your home, it’s best to get the pest control experts involved sooner rather than later. 

Your Sacramento Pest Control Experts

At Earthwise Pest Management, we can rid your home of mice, rats, or any other type of rodent you’re having problems with. We utilize a pest control method called Integrated Pest Management. This system is extremely effective, safe, and allows us to minimize our use of pesticides in your home. Contact our team today and we’ll provide you with a free pest control quote.