Rodent infestation services in Fredericksburg, Woodbridge & Sterling, VA

Mice and rats can be a real problem when you have a rodent infestation in your home. They like to be near humans so that they have a ready supply of food. This has earned them the term "commensal," which means to share one's table.

The class of creatures called "rodents" actually encompasses a whole lot more than just mice and rats. It refers to anything whose incisor teeth continue to grow, and so they must continue to gnaw in order to keep them under control.

There are more than 2,200 different rodents, and together they make up more than 40% of all mammals. In this group you will find, mice and rats, squirrels, capybaras, nutria, chipmunks, prairie dogs, and many more.

Removing rodents can sometimes be as easy as setting a mouse trap, but a larger infestation - especially with rats or larger rodents - can be a real problem. Rats, especially, are smart and can learn to avoid traps.

Rodents can carry up to 35 diseases that humans are able to get from them, which is another reason to get rid of them as soon as possible. Cleaning up after a rodent infestation also requires a great deal of caution. This is necessary because of the possibility of fleas or mosquitoes - which can also bring those diseases indirectly to you, your children, or your pets. There is also a danger involved if you stir up the dust of their nest, as well, and breathe in some of that bacteria.

Rodents can also damage your home or other building, too. They can chew through some types of siding and other building materials, and are well known to chew on electrical lines - increasing the possibility of a fire. They damage other places as well, and create holes and gnaw on many things - especially food or food containers. This damages the food by contaminating it.

Removing rodents can be difficult, but the good news is that there are experts available who can do all the work for you. This includes identifying their nesting areas, their feeding places, and knowing what will actually work when it comes to eliminating them from your property. Proper cleanup can also be performed, too, ensuring that you and your family are safe from possible future problems.

If you have rodents in your home or on your property, why not call an expert now and get a free estimate. Professionals are ready to help you. Let them eliminate the guesswork and bring in their know-how to quickly bring your pest problem under control.