Practical ways to keep your home rodent- and pest-free this winter
Last winter was not too bad, but this year is expected to ring in more typical winter temperatures. Cold temperatures mean that rats, mice and other rodents will seek shelter your home. In fact, mice, rats, and squirrels are expected to invade homes in droves this winter, searching for a warm place to spend the frosty season. That's why you should practice ethical pest prevention now to avoid issues later.
Pest Prevention, Because Rats Cause Damage
Once inside a structure, mice and rats can be much more than just a nuisance. Bacteria-laden and armed with continuously growing teeth that are remarkably efficient on gnawing on just about any material, rodents can spread a large number of diseases to both humans and pets, compromise the structure of a building, and even start fires by chewing through wires.
In addition to the damage they cause, rats also carry nasty diseases, such as Hantavirus and Salmonella that can cause harm to your family.