Few things scare people faster and have them running for exterminators quicker than seeing a rat or mouse scurry across their floor, and for good reason. Rats and mice infesting your home pose serious health risks for you and your family, and their immediate removal is highly recommended. However, using traps that kill the mice can cause serious health risks of their own, let alone their lack of humanity. Having a professional pest management company place live traps to humanly remove rats and mice from your home can save you from coming into contact with the diseases that these pests carry. Paired with proactive treatments to prevent entry points for rats and mice in your home, live removal can be an effective solution to your rat or mice problem.
Health Threats of Invasive Rats and Mice
Rats and mice pose serious health risks
for homeowners. Rats carry numerous diseases that are detrimental to humans if contacted is made. Mice bring fleas, mites, ticks, and lice in to your home, and even small amounts of their urine can cause allergic reactions in children. In addition to the health risks they pose, rats and mice can also cause severe damage to your home. Rats and mice
often chew through a home’s wiring which can cause fires in the home. They are also know to chew through walls and goods within your home causing a financial nuisance for the home owner. In order to prevent the spread of disease to your family and damage to your home, the safe and prompt removal of these pests is of the upmost importance.
Dangers of Killing Rats and Mice in Your Home
A common method to remove rats and mice from a home include baiting and killing them. Although this can be successful, it can put homeowners in risk of coming in contact with the diseases they carry. A mouse trap that snaps and kills its prey may cause the rat to bleed. If a human comes into contact with this blood they are put in risk of contracting the diseases within the rat or mouse. Another common trap is the glue trap; however there are many negative effects of using glue traps
. These traps can pose health risks to other animals, are indiscriminate, and are a very inhumane way of removing pests.
Glue traps often contain deadly chemicals to help kill the rat or mouse, the problem is that many rodents can escape these traps while bringing these chemicals with them. If a bird then captures the rat or mouse, it can poison the bird. Also, many rodents will chew through their own leg or have their fur torn off while trying to escape a trap which is very inhumane. Glue traps are also indiscriminate, meaning they can affect any animal that comes in contact with them. These traps are known to capture birds, squirrels, snakes, and even kittens. In order to ensure humane removal of rats and mice without putting you or your family at risk, a more environmentally friendly removal treatment should be utilized.
Safer Alternative to Remove Rats and Mice
There are safer alternatives to remove invasive rodents
from your home that don’t bring you in contact with dead carcasses. At Greenleaf Pest Control, we believe in the safe and humane removal of invasive rats and mice
. Through live trapping, we remove the threat of these pests in your home without putting you or your family in contact with dangerous chemicals or dead animals. The process works by placing live traps in areas that rats and mice frequent throughout your home. We will then return on a later date to check the traps and remove the rodents that were captured. We will perform this process until all rodents are removed from your home. In addition to safely removing rats and mice from your home through live trapping, we help prevent their access in your home. By identifying and treating problem areas in your home that let these pests in, you will have a much lower probability of having them return.
Invasive rodents pose serious health risks for homeowners. Due to the risk of coming in contact with these diseases during trapping, a more safe and humane live trapping treatment should be performed. To ensure all rodents are safely and efficiently removed from your home, contact Greenleaf pest control here
About the Author:
, co-owner of Greenleaf Pest Control
, is a Toronto pest control expert well-known as an industry go-to guy, an innovator of safe, effective pest control solutions, and is a regular guest on HGTV. Mackie, along with business partner Sandy Costa, were the first pest control professionals in Canada to use detection dogs and thermal remediation for the successful eradication of bed bugs. In his free time, he is an avid gardener.