Pest Control for Rats
When wildlife enters your home, they brings ome of nature with them. They bring dirt, brush, feces, and insects along with them. Most rodents will encounter mites, fleas, or ticks in their time in the wild, and can bring these outdoor pests inside. It's important to look for signs of insect pests during a rat or rodent removal in order to make sure that you are able to deal with the insect infestation at the same time.
It's not likely that bugs accustomed to the coarse fur of a rodent will go unnoticed on a human host, but there are serious health concerns associated from long-term exposure to bugs that feed on outdoor wildlife. They have the potential to carry disease and should be exterminated immediately.
Types of Insects Associated with Rats and Rodents
Mites are a common type of rat bug, and some species of this rat mite can live up to 10 days on a single host. Once the mites are in your home, they can find a new host in your household pets, like cats and dogs, or on you. Mites will also get into your carpets and linens, so be prepared to clean all the things.
Fleas are happy to live amongst rats and other rodents. If rats introduce them to your home, they are likely to spread to dogs and cats. Like mites, fleas will be happy live on humans for as long as you are willing to keep scratching at yourself.
Removing Rat and Rodent Insects from Your Home
Contacting a pest control agency once your rat infestation is taken care of is a must for homeowners experiencing rat and rodent insect infestations. Pest control specialists across the United States are aware of the different types of mites and fleas that will be inhabiting your home, and give you sound advice on how to sterilize fiborous materials in your home, including carpets, bed linens, clothing, and furniture. They will also be able to apply different types of chemicals or baited traps around your home to reduce the colony of insects to nothing. Our wildlife removal specialists will be able to give you an excellent referral during or after a rat removal.