According to a national survey*, 60% of homeowners in the U.S. experience a problem with rodents like mice or rats at some point, and up to 30% experience a problem each year. As temperatures begin to drop and rodents need to find shelter to survive the cold winter months, your warm and cozy homes with plenty of food and water resources become a perfect winter lodge to these unwanted guests.
Rats and mice can pose significant risks to your health and properties. Not only do they spread a number of diseases, but they are also known to chew on wires, which can put your home at risk of electrical damage. If a rodent should die in your walls or attic, the horrific smell could last for weeks!
Preventing Rodents Indoors
To prevent rats and mice from invading your homes, the National Pest Management Association recommends you take the following precautions:
HomeTeam would also like to remind you to:
If you’re unsure if rodents are roaming your halls, here are a few key signs to look for:
Watch our videos to learn more about rodents with our expert entomologists. Call us today at 855-855-4873 to schedule a treatment.
Third party research of HomeTeam customers