South Florida isn’t known for its winters but each year, around this time, rodents start to seek a warm place to sleep and eat. We’ve uncovered the different types of rodents found in Davie,Fl common entry points, dangers posed as well as what can be done to remove rodents and seal the home to prevent them in the future.
Roof rats, Norway rats, and house mice in South Florida
South Florida’s humid, mild climate makes an ideal place for all kinds of animals to thrive from ants and termites to rodents and more. With people spending more time at home due to the pandemic, there is more trash than usual being produced in the average home and therefore, an uptick in rodent activity was reported around the country even before the cooler season. Rodents eat what we eat and also contaminate ten times the amount of food they eat with urine, droppings, and hair.
Rodents in your home pose health threats and safety issues
Rats and mice pose several health threats to humans and pets. Vectors of at least ten diseases including bubonic plague, murine typhus, spirochetal jaundice, leptospirosis, rabies, rat-bite fever, and bacterial food poisoning. Rodent excrement also attracts feasting insects, such as roaches that can cause hantavirus and allergic reactions. Rodents also cause structural damage by chewing through electrical wiring and starting fires or by burrowing under the foundation of homes.Tags: rat exterminator, rats