Who can I call if I suspect I have a rat infestation?
You’ve probably come across a rat while visiting large cities or traveling on the subway, but what you may not realize is that these scavengers also dwell in suburbs and rural areas. They are very capable of thriving in human environments, as their secretive behavior helps the rodents remain unseen by humans. With any sort of rat infestation, treatment of the situation can be dangerous and calls for the attention of an expert. In North America, professionals tend to deal most commonly with The Norway rat and Roof Rat. Do you know the difference?
Regardless of category, a rat infestation poses much risk, and should be left to the specialists to inspect and address appropriately. Rats are known to spread diseases through several different means, including physical contact, bites, contamination, or by fleas that have been feeding on the rodent. In fact, rats can transmit food poisoning by coming into contact with a food preparation surface, and can transmit the disease, “rat bite fever” through bacteria in their mouth. Also, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred through breathing rodent urine, droppings, or saliva.
It’s incredibly important to get in touch with a professional, who is aware of the hazards and how to navigate them, at any concern of a rat infestation. If you suspect you have a rat infestation, call Squared Away Pest Control today.
How can i get rid of mosquitos in the summer?
Mosquitoes have been known to cause some very dangerous diseases like dengue and malaria. Thankfully, in New England, the handful of 3,500 mosquito species discovered here tend to cause itchy, sometimes large bites, but rarely disease.
Mosquitos do not contribute significantly to nature, but are a food source for larger animals. For fish, birds, lizards, frogs, bats and other animals, they are a key, but not sole, food source.
These pesky winged insects are usually out in April to mid-October, and the most popular time for them to come out is dusk. Blood type O is the most common target, and mosquitoes tend to like damp areas, plants, trees, and bushes. If your property is near water or remains damp after rain, you have probably experienced the frustration of mosquito bites.
We want you to enjoy your outdoor spaces. If you’ve tried everything to get rid of mosquitoes and are tired of itching bites during the nice weather months, call Squared Away Pest Control.
Can you have a squirrel infestation in your home?
They’re usually harmless, but when squirrels infest a home or building, there’s concern for property damage and for the health of those living or working there. We’re all accustomed to seeing squirrels outside during our daily routines, but believe it or not, the “squirrel in the attic” problem is actually very common. It’s essential to take care of your responsibilities as a home or business owner when it comes to surveying the property for signs of such invasions, because as with any animal raid, if a squirrel problem is not taken care of quickly, it can pose a dangerous threat. So, what are the main concerns when it comes to a squirrel infestation?
To a squirrel, your attic is like a large, hollow tree, and once it nests there, it’s an intricate, long project to eliminate the infestation. There are several indicators of a squirrel invasion. For example, hearing noises from the attic, walls, chimney, or vents, of squirrels running and scratching, is a common sign. Also, look for holes in siding or under the soffits, chewed wires, and damage to the attic insulation.
A pest control professional from Squared Away can help with identifying possible signs of an invasion, and will be able to safely, and comprehensively remove every trace of the squirrels, ensuring the problem is completely eradicated.