In comics and cartoons, rodents tend to be personable, friendly and mildly mischievous. While they're occasionally considered an annoyance, they're almost never portrayed as a real menace. Sadly, real rodents are far different from their fictional counterparts. In the real world, rodents are destructive pests who present serious risks to both your health and your property. At MDBugs Pest Control, we're ready to help you get rid of any rodents that are threatening your home.

The Trouble With Rodents

Rodents crave shelter, warmth, food and water. Because these things are readily available in human homes, rodents are quick to move in if they see a chance to do so. These opportunistic pests will slip through any hole in your home's building envelope that they can, and if the gap that they find isn't quite big enough, then they will use their sharp teeth to enlarge it.

Why can't humans and rodents happily coexist? Rodents are dangerous. They carry fleas, ticks and countless illnesses that can make people very sick. Even their nesting material is dangerous; their droppings and urine can harbor hazardous substances, so simply disturbing a nest can launch harmful bacteria into the air. Rodents' fondness for gnawing can also cause trouble. It damages your woodwork and other physical structures, and if these pests begin to nibble at your electrical wiring, then they can cause a fire.

Do You Have a Rodent Problem

Rodents are generally stealthy creatures. They don't advertise their presence, and they tend to spend most of their time in the hidden places that people rarely frequent. However, there are signs that can warn you that these pests are a problem. These include:

  • Droppings
  • Musky smells resulting from their urine
  • Signs of chewing on food packages
  • Squeaking, squealing or rustling sounds
  • Disturbed insulation
  • Piles of shredded paper or other nesting materials
  • Holes gnawed through walls or floors

How MDBugs Pest Control Can Help

At MDBugs Pest Control, we're very conscious of the dangers rodents pose to both your loved ones and your property. If you suspect that rodents have invaded your home, we have the knowledge, training and tools to deal with the problem effectively. We'll start by conducting a thorough inspection to verify the infestation, identify key areas of concern and develop the best strategy for your property. We currently offer two solutions. The first option involves placing a low-toxicity anticoagulant in bait boxes. The second possibility calls for using physical, non-chemical stations that keep rodents out of your home. Our experienced team will be happy to educate you about your options, pinpoint the best strategy for eliminating your rodent problem and get to work providing the quality pest control service that you deserve.

Whether you've actually spotted a rodent or just suspect that these pests have moved into your home, contact MDBugs Pest Control. Serving residential and commercial customers in Arizona's East Valley area, we take pride in providing top-notch pest control services and are fully prepared to assist you with all your pest control issues. Contact us today to request an appointment.