Both mice and Norway rats are common rodents that find their way indoors during the winter. They search for food and shelter and your home provides both. Rats cause a plethora of health issues so it’s vital that you have them removed immediately. If you need rodent control in Baltimore, contact Raven Termite and Pest Control. We offer flexible and detailed pest control solutions.
More Information About House Mice and Norway Rats
House mice are the most commonly encountered rodents. They’re dusty grey with a round body. They have pointed muzzles and large ears. Females breed rapidly, producing half a dozen babies every three weeks. Norway rats are also known as sewer rats. They arrived in the U.S on ships in the 1700s. They have poor vision, but possess an acute sense of smell, touch, and taste.
The Dangers of a Rodent Infestation
Mice droppings cause Salmonella, and if it contaminates food, it’ll be spread to those who reside in the home. Their urine droplets cause allergies and asthma flareups. Rats like gnawing on wires, wood and insulation resulting in damage. Additionally, they carry diseases such as rat-bite fever, cowpox virus, trichinosis, and jaundice.
How to Prevent a Rodent Infestation
Norway rats are attracted to wood, so if you have firewood stored outside, keep it far away from your home. Next, clean up all debris, old cardboard boxes and cloth to deter rats from constructing nests. Make sure all gaps and holes around your home are sealed with steel wool or other construction material to deny rodents access to the indoors. Finally, always clear crumbs and food waste from sinks and counters and vacuum or you’ll attract house mice.
Do You Need Rodent Control in Baltimore?
If you have a rodent infestation, take advantage of the services offered by professional exterminators such as Raven Termite and Pest Control. We have over 18 years of experience and carry all of the appropriate licenses. We offer one-time, monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly pest control agreements. Our solutions are environmentally friendly and we always use the most modern technologies. Click here for a free estimate!