Rodents are a common and persistent problem in Griffin and let's face it – nobody likes having rats or mice in their home, bringing in diseases, nibbling on food and causing a mess. Although small, rats and mice cause significant damage to homes and businesses if left unchecked.
Engaging with a pest control company to implement effective rodent control measures is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and safe living environment for you and your family.
Why rodent control is so important
Rodents bring health risks
Rodents can pose serious health risks to both your family and your pets. They carry various diseases, including hantavirus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever (known as streptobacillosis).
These diseases can be transmitted through direct contact, bites, or exposure to rodent urine, droppings or saliva, so ensuring your family home is rodent-free is an important part of ensuring the safety of your family.
By contacting Abolish Termite and Pest Management today, we can help you to implement rodent control measures, which significantly reduce the risk of disease transfer and keeps your family and pets safe.
Rodents damage property
Rodents have incredibly sharp incisors that continuously grow, making them gnaw on various materials to wear their teeth down. If they happen to do this in your home, electrical wiring, plumbing systems, insulation and even stored belongings are at risk of being damaged or destroyed.
Chewed wires often lead to electrical malfunctions and potential fire hazards and can be particularly damaging in vehicles.
Our rodent control measures help protect your home from damage, minimising the risk of costly repairs down the track.
Rodents contaminate food
As you’re no doubt aware, rats and mice are notorious for contaminating food sources, which is bad news if you run any type of food-related business. Because of their size, they can easily get into pantries, cupboards and food storage areas, chewing through your packaging and leaving behind droppings, urine and hair.
Eating or handling contaminated food can lead to foodborne illnesses, which poses a significant risk to even the healthiest of people, let alone those with immune problems or the elderly. Proper rodent control safeguards your food supplies and maintains hygienic conditions, which will prevent outbreaks of diseases caused by contaminated food.
What are some things you can do to help prevent rodents in your home?
If you’re looking for some hints and tips on how to prevent rats and mice from entering your home, here are some things to try:-
- Seal any cracks or gaps into your home
- Keep your food sealed and well stored
- Inspect your property for signs of rodent infestation
- Don’t leave rubbish or food lying around
- Make sure your bins are shut and sealed where possible
If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still getting rodents in your Griffin home or business, it might be time to call in the professionals. Contact Abolish Termite and Pest Management today on 1300 057 067 to schedule a rodent inspection or treatment.