Pest Infestation: How Rodents Cause Serious Damages

Rodents in AucklandRodents in Auckland, especially rats, can infest your home. Not only do they look disgusting; they actually are filthy creatures that can bring serious health hazards to you and your family. Not to mention they can also damage your property and steal your food.

Industry expert A-Jet Services Ltd says it’s important that you contact a company specialising in pest control services as soon as you notice symptoms of rodent infestation, such as scampering noises, especially at night, tiny black dots (faeces) or holes in packaged foods.

This way, they can control and eliminate the risks brought about by these pests, including the following:

  1. Serious health problems

Rats can directly and indirectly transmit various diseases to humans and animals. Those that they directly transmit include Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Haemorrhagic Fever (with or without Renal Syndrome), Lassa Fever, Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM), Leptospirosis, and rat-bite fever amongst many others.

Keep in mind that these are fatal diseases; reason enough to contact pest control to eradicate them from your home.

  1. Compromised structural and foundation integrity

Rodents also put your home and your other valuables at risk of damages. They can survive on almost anything, from inorganic to organic materials. They also make holes in walls and floors, where they can hide and reproduce. The damages they can cause can be so severe that they already seriously affect your home’s structural and foundation integrity.

  1. House fires.

Rodents, especially rats and mice, have to constantly nibble on something – which means anything in and around your home. These include paper, wood, rubber, and even some other types of harder materials, like metal. They can also chew on your electrical wirings, exposing live wire, which is a common cause of house fire in New Zealand.

Keep your home safe, healthy, and pest-free. You never want to share it with any pests, including rodents, so at the first sign of them sharing your home, contact a pest control service right away.