As a homeowner, it is not uncommon to deal with a rodent infestation at some point in time during your life. Unfortunately, most people do not realize just how big of a nuisance rodents such as mice and rats can be. In fact, both rats and mice are known to play a role in spreading over 35 different diseases. They spread these diseases when you handle them while they are dead or alive; when you come in contact with their feces, urine, or saliva; and when you are bitten by them. They can also spread the diseases indirectly of a flea, mite, or tick has fed on the rodent and then feeds on you. In short, we cannot stress the importance of pest control in NJ.
Alco Pest Control uses trusted, tested methods and products to remove pests from your home without delay. When you call us for professional pest control in NJ, our specialists arrive at your location without delay, ready to evict any unwanted guests from your property. The stress that comes from living with rodents can be unbearable, which is why our experts are available 24 hours a day to provide you with peace-of-mind. If you have rodents or other pests in your home, call us for prompt and affordable service.
Rodent infestations are especially concerning during the winter months as they will look for warm places to hide from the winter temperatures – such as your home. According to the National Pest Management Association, rodents invade roughly 21 million homes just in the United States every year. They are capable of squeezing into spaces that are the size of a nickel.
The droppings of a rodent trigger hay fever allergies and transmit a number of food borne illnesses such as salmonella. Mice drop as many as 25,000 fecal pellets every year which works out to be roughly 70 droppings per day. If you have a rodent infestation, prompt pest control in NJ is vital for the sake of your entire household’s health and well-being.
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, Hantavirus, tularemia, and the plague are four of the most common diseases associated with and transmitted by rats and mice. Having an infestation of them puts you, your entire family, and even your pets at risk of all these diseases. Some of the viruses rats and mice carry are deadly and have no cure. Hantavirus, for example, has no cure and a mortality rate of nearly 40 percent. Experts agree the key to preventing this disease is not getting an infestation in the first place.
Keep your house clean, your floors swept, and your food containers sealed. If you don’t mind cats, one or two felines in the home is another great way to deter rodents from getting comfortable in your home. If you think there is even a chance you have a rodent infestation, reach out to a professional immediately.