Rodents such as rats, squirrels and mice do not belong in your home. If wildlife such as rodents take up residence in your walls or attic they can cause a lot of damage, destroy your food, and spread disease to pets and loved ones. Rodents will enter your home looking for a place to nest especially in winter months once it starts to get cold. To prevent rodents from entering your home, remove or seal up any sources of food and water and make certain to store pet food in sealed containers, never in an open dish.
You should also keep debris such as old pallets, garbage cans, lumber or overgrown plant life away from your home. If you see rodent droppings, urine or nesting areas in and around your home it’s best to call a professional wildlife removal expert to safely remove the debris, clean up their mess and repair any damage they caused.
Squirrels, rats and other rodents can spread disease in people and pets through bites and through direct and indirect contact with urine, droppings and contaminated water. Some of the common diseases found in Florida include, Rat Bite Fever (RBF), Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV), Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome and rabies.
If you suspect rodents have invaded your living space call the professionals at Affordable Critter Solutions today to schedule an appointment. 407-947-8982