Did you know that 40% of all mammals are rodents? It makes sense, then, that each winter, approximately 21 million U.S. homes play host to rodents as their uninvited house guests.
Mice and rats might be as common a nuisance pest as they come, but their frequent visits don’t necessarily make them any easier to deal with. These toothy critters are sneaky, mischievous, and have a taste for destructive behavior—not to mention unhygienic and known carriers of several diseases.
But after over 40 years of service in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, we make rodent control look easy. We’ll make quick work of any rodents that dare invade your property and prevent them from making repeat visits down the road.
Rodents come in all shapes and sizes in New England. They each have their own particular strategies for wreaking havoc on homes, but these animals are characterized by one common characteristic: their oversized teeth. They have a single pair of incisors in their upper and lower jaws. Chances are, you’ve likely come face-to-face with New England’s most common culprits: mice and rats.
Rodents are prime suspects for carrying diseases, many of which can be spread to humans and pets—either directly through contact with feces, urine, saliva, and bites or indirectly via ticks, mites, and fleas.
It’s what makes trapping and excluding household rodents from homes so crucial. An unchecked rodent problem, the longer it goes unresolved, could increase the risk of several different diseases. Mice & rats alone are known to carry over 35 diseases according to the CDC!
The health risks alone make rodents a danger to have in homes—but on top of that, they are also menaces with a knack for destruction. Buildings, crops, and food are all fair game for rodents once they get close enough. The nests they build inside walls and insulated areas, for example, could cause structural damage.
Rodents also chew just about anything, which could lead to food contamination or even house fires—they have been known to gnaw on wires and cause short circuits.
The best pest control strategies begin with prevention. With HomeGuard Pro, your home is covered from rodents—plus most other common household pests—with year-round support from our specialists. Get full control of existing pest-pressures and insurance against the most common pest possibilities. Contact us to learn more.
When we say we’ll get rid of pests for good, we mean it. Our service warranty guarantees a solution to your pest problem—or we’ll return, free of charge, until rodents are gone for good.