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Why Rodents Are A Serious Concern in Indianapolis

September 11, 2018


Imagine this: it’s a beautiful fall evening… there’s a chill in the air, the leaves have begun to change, and you’re making your way to the bed to get cozy for the night when you quite literally run into a rodent as it scurries across the floor. Talk about a way to ruin a nice, relaxing evening! Unfortunately, one of the cons of fall is that, as the temperatures start to drop, rodents will begin searching for a warm place to live during the winter months. And unfortunately, our homes make the perfect place for these rodents to overwinter. Rodents aren’t only a nuisance for Indianapolis homeowners — these pests also pose a serious threat when they invade our homes!

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Though they may seem harmless, mice, rats, and squirrels all become extremely destructive once they get inside your home. Once inside, these pests will target attics, crawl spaces, and may even find their way behind the walls of your home. One of the biggest problems with rodents is that they have a tendency to chew anything and everything in sight. Since their teeth never stop growing, rodents need to chew incessantly in order to maintain them. This chewing can create a variety of different problems inside our homes. When living inside our homes, these pests can cause damage to electrical wires, which isn’t just expensive to repair, it is also a fire hazard. They will also destroy your insulation, sheetrock, personal belongings, and create holes in your roof and chimneys. Lastly, these pests may even chew through piping, potentially causing water damage. As you can see, these pests are much more than just a nuisance!
 
As if all that wasn’t bad enough, rodents are also deemed a health risk! In the process of making themselves comfortable for the winter, these rodents leave behind a trail of urine and feces. These pests also have the ability to carry and transmit harmful bacteria and diseases. As they scurry around your home, these pests spread these harmful pathogens to the surfaces inside. This is especially harmful when they crawl all over any surfaces where food is prepared or when they invade the food sources in your home as it can make you and your family members very sick. Rodents tend to create nests in ductwork, which not only reduces the efficiency of the airflow, but also forces their germs into the air supply.
 
Due to the dropping temperatures in the fall and our frigid, snow-filled winters, homeowners in Indianapolis see a significant increase in rodent invasions during these seasons. Just like us, rodents just want a warm, cozy place to wait out the winter chill.
 
As much as we wish we could, we can’t control the weather. The same thing applies when it comes to keeping rodents from invading our homes without the help of the professionals! At Action Pest Control, our technicians know the most effective way to not only eliminate any current rodent problems you might already have, but also to prevent new infestations from occurring. We work together to determine the best solutions for you and your home. Why let rodents intrude on your fall season? Contact us at Action Pest Control today to learn more about our residential pest control services.




 

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