The word rodent comes from the Latin word rodere, meaning to gnaw. Rodents are commonly distinguished as small furry mammals with strong, constantly-growing incisors and no canine teeth. Although there are thousands of rodent species, some common ones we see around include mice, rats, squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, beavers, chipmunks, and porcupines.
To be able to keep their continuously growing incisors from reaching their skulls, rodents have to wear them down by gnawing, whether it be on tree, hard nuts, or even the walls of your home. That’s when the damage caused by rodents can start affecting you.
Dangers of Rodents
Rodent infestations can end up costing you a lot of money due to the destruction of materials as well as from contamination which can lead to particular health problems. Contamination can be generated by rodents soiling belongings with their urine and feces, causing unhealthy conditions. Some rodents such as rats are carriers of human diseases like the bubonic plague and typhus. Significant structural damage is caused when rodents gnaw on things like wood siding, doors, sheds, and patio furniture.
Contact the Professionals
Because some rodents can multiply so quickly, they can be challenging to remove from your home or property once they settle there to begin nesting for birth. One female mouse can birth 5 to 10 litters per year; that’s a lot of babies! If you notice scratching noises, droppings, urine smells, bite marks, or any strange noises coming from your walls or ceilings, you may have a rodent infestation. Call the Critter Control of Dallas right away. Taking care of a rodent infestation is critical to making sure you adequately control the problem as soon as possible. We only use the most effective methods of removal and exclusion to ensure the complete resolution of your rodent problem. Call us today at 817-222-1101 or contact us through our website with any questions you may have or to schedule your free home inspection.