rodent-proofing-your-home_clip_image002Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. The primary strategy for preventing human exposure to rodent diseases is effective rodent control in and around the home. This is achieved by eliminating any food sources, sealing even the smallest entries into homes, and successfully trapping rodents inside and baiting outside around the home.

The first step is to inspect for rodent entry areas inside and outside the home. Collier Pest Control offers rodent proofing inspections for your home or business. We look for gaps or holes that are ¼” or larger. We inspect around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces, around floor vents and dryer vents, inside the attic, in the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves, around windows, attic vents and crawl space vents, and around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines. We also inspect areas of concern outside the home including trees and hedges near home, shingles, roof ventilators and vent screens to be sure they are secure and undamaged, and chimneys.

Once Collier Pest Control completes a thorough rodent proofing inspection, we can offer you suggestions and answers on what we can do for you to rodent proof your home from invading rodents. We can explain to you how we will repair the entry areas of your home and the methods we will use to rid you of any active rodent activity inside your home at the present.

If you live in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, or anywhere in Southwest Florida call 239-455-4300, Collier Pest Control for a full explanation on our rodent control program or look us up on our website at  Remember Florida does not have to be shared with pests!