Miami Rodent Control

If you live in the Miami area, chances are pretty high that you’ll have some type of rodent problem at some point. Typically, once rats and mice have taken up residence in your home, they will look to nest and create a big family. You want to get rid of them before this happens.

Rodents Are Carrier Of Disease

Although you may not suspect it, rodents can actually pose a health risk to your family. These rats and mice can carry the following diseases:

  • Plague
  • South American Arenaviruses
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Salmonellosis

Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re still not something you want crawling around in your home. They will try to raid your food, and may contaminate it in the process. Nothing will stop a rat. It will chew through anything on its way to food. Rats will even chew through walls if they think there is food on the other side.

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How Do They Get Inside Your Home

Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole 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 Miami pest control specialists can perform for you.

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:

  • Lower corners of your attic
  • Around doors
  • Around your water pipes
  • Around the fireplace
  • Inside the attic
  • Under kitchen cabinets

What To Do?

  • Block Entranceway – Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry.
  • Maintain A Clean Home – Sanitizing your home and maintaining it clean is a must to prevent rodent infestation. Do not leave food out on the kitchen counter. Put them in airtight containers and store them in cabinets or refrigerators and never forget to throw your garbage every night.
  • Contact Your Pest Control Professional – Call your pest control company to ensure the safety of your family and business.

We know this sounds like a lot to do, but don’t worry. Our rodent control experts can get rid of any existing rodent problem and help prevent future ones. Call us at (305) 290-4404 today to schedule an appointment.

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