Everyone knows that rats and mice carry diseases and they can pass many types of illnesses on to humans. Why do you think many medical laboratories use rats and mice? Mostly it is because their biological systems are somewhat like that of a human and many diseases act the same in both species. Knowing this, it is important to rid your home of rodents at the first sign of infestation. However, not all methods of ridding your home of rodents will be equally as safe or equally as effective, so it is suggested that you call a professional exterminator at your first convenience.
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Choosing the Type of Product for Exterminating Rats and Mice
Actually, there are pros and cons to every type of product on the market. For example, poison is extremely effective but it doesn’t usually work for several days and when it does, you don’t know where that pest is going to be when it dies. The stench alone can drive everyone out of the home until it is found and disposed of. Glue traps are good but the drawback there is that the rat will be stuck to the glue strip and there is always a danger of getting bit or scratched when picking it up to get it out of the home. The same goes for the good old fashioned snap traps which are still among the best and safest for use in families except someone needs to be brave enough to pick it up and dispose of it.
Why Poisons Can Be Ultra Dangerous
If there are pets and kids in the home, poisons can be a bit dangerous to use, even if you were willing to wait a few days for that pest to die. Children and pets can get into the poison and even in the best of times when you keep a watchful eye on them, that one moment when you turn your attention away to someone at the door or the youngest baby needing a diaper change, the other kids and/or pets can get into something that can make them very sick indeed. Poison can kill your pets and kids, so if this is your method of choice, it is best to get professional help.
Professionals Know How to Keep Poisons from Kids and Pets
Keep in mind that professional exterminators are in the business of ridding homes and businesses of rodents and so they know what kind of poisons to use, where to strategically place them so they can’t easily be accessed by humans or pets and will advise you on how to get rid of the ‘body’ once the rat is gone. Some provide a service where they come back to check for dead vermin but even if they don’t offer that service, they will explain to you how you can finish the job once the creatures are dead.
Remember that mice and rats carry disease and they can also bite a child or pet, not only spreading disease but leading to a serious infection at the best of times. If you have a problem with rats and mice and there are kids and pets in the household, always opt for the safety of professional extermination services. It’s your safest solution.