Risks That Rodents Pose to Your Home in Puerto Rico

When it comes to dealing with pests in your home, one of the biggest nuisances are rodents. Just the sight of a mouse or rat running across your floor—or the sound of one tip-toeing around somewhere—can be enough to give you chills. Nobody wants to have rodents living in their house!

However, rodents are more than just a nuisance. They can cause all kinds of problems for both your home and your family, which is why you’ll want to schedule a vermin control service to inspect your home if you see any signs of rodents. The following are some of the problems that rodents can cause:

  • They leave behind droppings and urine. Both mice and rats will leave behind their droppings and urine throughout your house, both of which are unsanitary and will require you to clean up after them. Additionally, they may urinate or defecate on your rugs or furniture, which can leave stains that may be difficult to remove.
  • They can get into your trash and food. Rodents will go through any trash they can access, leaving a mess for you to clean up. They will also go through any food that’s left out, such as your dry foods, which means you’ll have to throw them away.
  • They can bite or scratch you. If you try to capture a rat or a mouse with your bare hands, it will attack in defense. This means that children or pets could be injured in a confrontation with a rodent.
  • They can carry diseases. One of the biggest health risks that rodents present is that they can carry and spread various diseases, some of which can be fatal. Rodents are known to carry both bacterial and viral diseases, such as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and salmonellosis. These diseases can be spread in a number of ways, including from scratches and bites and contact with their droppings or urine. This is especially dangerous for children and pets, who could ingest the droppings or urine that they find. Additionally, rodents can indirectly transmit diseases, including cutaneous leishmaniasis and plague.
  • They can chew through furniture. Both mice and rats can gnaw and claw your wood and upholstered furniture. This can wreck your furniture, requiring costly repairs or even replacement.
  • They can chew through insulation. Rats and mice will chew through the insulation in your home and will often build their nests within the insulation as well. When your insulation is damaged like this, your home is less efficient. As a result, your monthly energy costs could go up.
  • They can chew through electrical wires. One of the most dangerous problems caused by rodents is that they can chew through electrical wires. This not only damages electrical appliances and devices, which could be costly to fix or replace, but also poses a serious safety hazard. When rodents chew through electrical wires, there’s an increased chance that those damaged wires could short, causing an electrical fire.

These are some of the problems that rodents can cause. Because of this, you’ll want to get a vermin control service over to your house as soon as possible if you think that you might have a rodent problem. To schedule our vermin control service, be sure to contact us at Oliver Exterminating today.

Wildlife Pests Wreaking Havoc? Who You Gonna Call?

If any wildlife has intruded onto your property or broken into your home—whether in search of food, shelter, or a place to nest—then you’re going to want to contact our wildlife management services right away. You should never attempt to deal with wildlife yourself, no matter how innocent or small the pest may appear to be.

Our Wildlife Management Services

Attempting to capture wildlife on your own can be dangerous, especially since some types of wildlife will fight back and could injure you. In addition to causing bodily harm through bites or scratches, they could spread poison or disease.

Our wildlife management service will come to your property as quickly as possible to deal with the problem. Once you tell us what you know, we will locate, capture, and remove the pest from your property safely. Additionally, we will inspect your property to make sure that there are no additional wildlife pests or signs of pests and take precautionary efforts to prevent wildlife from invading your property in the future.

Types of Wildlife We Can Manage

The following are just a few of the types of wildlife that we can manage for you:

  • Rodents: Rodents are problematic because they will enter the house in search of food, water, shelter, and a place to nest. Rodents can spread all types of diseases through their urine, droppings, and saliva, making them especially dangerous to children and pets. Additionally, they can damage your home by chewing through furniture, insulation, and even electrical wires, which can result in a fire hazard.
  • Frogs: If you have a coqui frog problem on your property, let us take care of it. We will solve your problem and perform a thorough inspection to figure out the best preventative measures to take.
  • Bats: Bats feed on insects and typically don’t cause much damage, but if you have a bat infestation, they may be colonizing on your property. In addition, bats can carry rabies. We will identify if you have a bat problem and the extent of the problem. We will remove any bats before finding and sealing access points around your home.
  • Mongooses: The mongoose is known for feeding on small birds and mammals as well as fruits and plants, which means that they can destroying your garden. Mongooses are also known to carry a potentially deadly disease known as leptospirosis, a disease often misdiagnosed as malaria. It can cause fever, liver failure, meningitis, and even death.

If you have a problem with any of these types of wildlife—or any others—then be sure to contact us at Oliver Exterminating to schedule our wildlife management service today.