Here’s Why You Need to Remove Rodents Immediately From Your Home or Business

Family of raccoons in a homeowner's attic

Some people keep rodents as pets. Others have rodents in their house that shouldn’t be there, and they can’t wait to get them gone! So they call Critter Capture to remove them from their home. And what about business owners? They, too, generally do not want rodents in their building(s)!

Why are mice and rats unwanted? Well, they’re known to spoil food, chew wires, damage property, poop everywhere, carry diseases and spread illness– not exactly good things, right?

Removing Rodents From Your Home or Business is Critical

It’s critical to remove rodents from your home or business because they carry diseases, and can spread those diseases in numerous ways, including through their excrement, biting and contact with food and materials in your building. Did you know rodents are often known to carry salmonella? Rodents can also harbor parasites which can carry diseases into your building. What are some examples? Well, fleas, ticks, mites, lice, tapeworms and roundworms are just some of the parasites brought into people’s homes and businesses thanks to a rodent infestation.

Rodents have a way of sniffing out food left in open packages or containers. Then they eat that food and contaminate it with droppings and more.

Rodents love to chew things, including electrical wires. They can also gnaw on wooden beams, pipes, insulation and other parts of a building, causing all sorts of problems.

If you have a rodent problem, expect to smell their urine and/or feces. Obviously, that unpleasant odor is not good.

If you see one rodent, there are probably more around– they tend to create nests in walls or attics, and they multiply (reproduce) quickly.

Do you suspect you’ve got mice or rats in your building and want them gone? In Alabama, call Critter Capture at 251-680-5068 or email to schedule a visit.