Different Categories of Rodents
Many people confuse rats and mice. While they are both a nuisance and potentially dangerous, here are a few things that set them apart.
Rodents like mice can leave behind a constant trail of droppings. While these may only seem like an inconvenience, mice feces and urine are contaminated and can introduce a variety of diseases into your home. These include diseases such as lymphocytic choriomeningitis, salmonellosis, mycoplasma, leptospirosis, and dysentery -- definitely not things you want your family to be exposed to. Mice can also bring parasites like fleas and mites into your home. Additionally, these rodents are known to cause damage to the structure of your home through their constant chewing and biting. You can find mice hiding in dark corners of your home, such as in cabinets and drawers. You may also hear scratching sounds or squeaks in the ceiling or walls at night, and it is not at all uncommon for homeowners to see mice scurry across a room.
Though equally as unwanted, rats tend to dwell outdoors, usually making a home for themselves under your porch or patio. Homeowners suffer from the presence of rats for the same reasons they do from mice: These pests carry a variety of dangerous diseases. If exposed to a rat’s secretions, the rat can transmit diseases like typhus, jaundice, rat-bite fever, cowpox, trichinosis, and salmonellosis to you and your family. Like mice, they can also introduce fleas and mites on to your property. Rats can cause a lot of physical damage to your home by chewing through wires, pipes, insulation, and drywall. These pests can also destroy personal items, like pictures, furniture, flooring, clothing, and stored items. Rats are also quite elusive and getting rid of them can be a difficult and tedious process without the help of a professional.
Mice Exterminator & Rat Removal
The best way to handle a rodent infestation is to contact professionals for rat and mice removal services. The experienced professionals at Harpoon Pest Solutions are ready and available to assist you with your problem, ridding any property of these dangerous pests. Our team can quickly, efficiently, and safely provide mice exterminator services, help to identify how they are entering, and prevent future problems with rats and other pests from occurring.
Mice Exterminator Services In Philadelphia, PA
The next time you come across some chewed wires or hear unexpected squeaking sounds, choose Harpoon Pest Solutions. We provide mice exterminator services as well as rat removal in Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding areas. Our customer service is unmatched, and we are dedicated to protecting your property and providing the best possible experience. Call us today for pest control services for your home or business.