Rodent Control in Fresno
When it comes to rodent infestations, it's important to take action as soon as possible. In addition to making noise and chewing holes in your home, rodents have been known to start electrical fires by chewing on wiring. They can also chew through air ducts, decreasing your AC unit's efficiency and spreading germs through your air vents.
Rodents can also carry and transmit diseases to humans and other living things such as your dogs or cats. A few conditions tired to rodents are connected to include:
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV)
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Rate-bite Fever
Is That A Rodent?
People are quick to incorrectly label any varmint as a rodent. Yes, mice, rats and hamsters are rodents. No, moles, possums and bats are not.
Rodents are part of what classifies rodents as rodents. Rodents have incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws that continue to grow throughout their life. The word rodent comes from the Latin rodere meaning "to gnaw."
Signs of Rodent Infestation
Droppings are the number one sign that you have a rodent (or several) on the loose. If you start to notice little 'presents' left behind in cabinets, counters, windowsills, pantries and more, call a local pest control company. Other infestation identifiers are the telltale rustling and scratching sounds of rodents on the move, bite marks on food containers, unusual smells, grease marks along walls (rats), and excited or unusual behavior from your pets.
At Dustin Pest Control, we can not only help your handle a rodent infestation, we can help you prevent them by identifying places of risk for infestation. Our team of exterminators are truly pest control experts and have provided pest control services to Fresno and the surrounding areas since 1973. Don't let rodents take over your home, contact Dustin Pest Control today!