Three Reasons Why You Should Rodent Proof Your Home◀ Back To Blog
October 11, 2013
Your home is probably the biggest financial investment that you will ever make in your entire life. With owning a home, there are some risks are non-preventable such as weather, accidents, and natural wear and tear. Other risks such as termites, ants, and other pests are preventable and could prove to be costly if not mitigated. Rodent infestation is probably the worst risk that you can take as rodents can not only cause structural damage to your home, but they can put your family’s safety and health at risk. Below are three reasons why you should rodent proof your home.
Protect The Investment That You’ve Made in Your Home
Rodents are prone to nibbling through the materials that make up your home. Most of the time, rodents can nibble away at the insulation inside of your walls, while other times rodents are bold enough to nibble through electrical wiring. By not making your home rodent proof, you are setting yourself up for trouble later on down the line; and that’s with just a few pesky rodents. Rodents, like most other disease-ridden creatures, tend to multiply quickly. Eliminate the potential threat of a mouse in your home early to prevent a rodent problem in your home.
Protect Your Family, Their Health, and Their Safety
Your family’s safety is probably very paramount to you. Ensure you rodent proof your home to ensure you and your family will reduce the exposure to the diseases that rodents carry. Allowing rodents to dwell inside of your home carries a wide range of health hazards. For starters, rodents tend leave behind their droppings in their travels throughout your homes nooks and crannies. Before cleaning up rodent droppings, understand the health hazards in cleaning up rodent droppings.
Aside from what you can barely see going on in your home, there is the direct health hazard of the rodents themselves. These creatures wallow in the above mentioned nooks and crannies of your home. Their little feet are constantly trampling through their own feces and urine. These same feet are scurrying all over your home during the night, spreading disease during their travels. Disease can also be transferred through their urine, saliva, droppings and nesting material, just some signs of rodents.
Protect Your Wallet in The Future
It might sound costly to rodent proof your home in the beginning, but it is much better to take on the cost of making your home rodent proof early on than to incur the costs of repairs later. The loss of insulation in your home from rodent nibbling and contaminating can wind up costing you thousands of dollars over time. Electrical repairs needed from rodents chewing through your wires can also range along with the risk of an electrical fire from rodents.
With the arrival of fall, and the associated cooler temperatures, it is a good time to be aware that mice are seeking shelter. If you have a rodent sighting contact Thomas Pest today, for a no charge inspection for rodent signs, so we can protect your health, home and family from rodents. Thomas Pest Services has been solving rodent and insect problems for those that live, work and play in the Albany NY area and surrounding towns like Chatham, Schenectady, Latham, Saratoga Springs and Queensbury with third generation experience. Mouse Prevention is serious; Thomas Pest Services is licensed in getting rid of rodents, start today with a no charge free inspection.