Rodents are not only an unnerving sight to see in your home, but they can also be quite dangerous. Mice and rats can chew through papers, boxes and even electrical wiring. Electrical damage by rodents has been known to and cause fires in your home and could even cause serious injury to your family members. In addition to the destruction and annoying messes in your home, rodents can also contaminate your food and spread diseases that cause many serious health risks.
Step 1: Eliminate Food and Water
Remove all potential source of food from the premises, such as bird seed and garbage. Routinely harvest ripe fruit and pick up all fruit that has fallen to the ground from surrounding trees. Avoid storing food in garages and storage sheds unless the location is rat-proof. Keep trash cans closed and with tightly fitting lids. Repair any leaking faucets, sprinklers and/or piping. Do not allow standing water.
In the Prescott/Phoenix area the AZEX technicians are constantly dealing with the “fear factor” of some bugs. Some pests are just “scarier” than other, which of course is very subjective and may or may not mean that these bugs/pests are dangerous. Here we take a quick look at each of these pests and evaluate if they are actually dangerous and what you should do if you spot of these creatures.
#5: Rats and Mice