Prevent Rodent Damage and Call Our Experts Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Phoenix. Rodents are notorious for getting into homes and creating large families. You need to get to them before this happens. Phoenix Rodent Control Services Although you may not suspect it, rodents can actually pose a health risk to your family. Phoenix rodents can carry the following diseases: Salmonellosis Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Lassa Fever Rat-Bite Fever Plague Rat-Bite Fever Leptospirosis Tularemia Clearly, not all rodents will carry diseases. However, disease-free rats and mice can still be a nuisance around your home because they chew on everything. It is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when this particular pest is involved. They will chew through anything that sits between them and food. They aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls if they think food may be on the other side. We can safely remove the rodents invading your space. Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole to gain access to the other side of something because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business; they have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Phoenix rodent control specialists can perform for you. Sealing Entry Points Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home. Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers. The common areas are: Inside the attic Lower corners of your attic Around your water pipes Around doors Around the fireplace Under kitchen cabinets Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. For larger holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available. Call Our Rodent Exterminator Pros in Phoenix If this all sounds like too much work for you, don’t fear. Our Phoenix rodent control experts can get rid of any existing rodent problem and help prevent future ones. Just give us a call at (602) 388-1986 to schedule your consultation.