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All The Problems Rodents Can Cause In Your Gilbert Home

When mice and rats get into your home, they can create problems. Rodents are wild animals, and wild animals have bad habits. Here are a few things you can expect a mouse or rat to do when it gets inside a man-made structure:

  • Rodents don’t go outside to use the restroom. They’re going to leave their droppings all over your home. While most of these droppings will be in the secluded spaces rodents prefer to explore, they can be left in sensitive zones such as your pantry or kitchen.
  • Rodents will leave droplets of urine as they move about inside your home. A reason they do this is so that they can navigate by smell. Mice and rats have an amazing ability to map their environment using various scents—their urine being one of those scents. The longer you allow rodents to leave urine droplets in your home, the more you will notice the smell.
  • Rodents are always chewing on things to see if they are food. They also chew to wear down their incisors which never stop growing. Rodents will chew holes to get inside, chew holes to access sensitive areas, chew holes in furniture, chew on wires, and chew on other building materials.
  • Rodents don’t come into your home alone. No, we’re not talking about rodents bringing a family of rodents in with them—though they do this as well. We’re talking about ticks, fleas, and other parasites. One mouse can have as many as a hundred seed ticks on its body.

If you detect mice or rats in your Gilbert home, it is a good idea to contact Green Home Pest Control for effective rodent control that includes the use of botanically and organically derived products.