Jun 292011
 

If you live in the Kendale Lakes area, chances are pretty high that you’ll have some type of rodent problem at some point. Rodents are notorious for getting into homes and creating large families. You need to get to the rats and mice before this happens.

Kendale Lakes Rodent Control Services

Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. According to the CDC, Kendale Lakes rodents can carry the following diseases:

  • Plague
  • South American Arenaviruses
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Salmonellosis

Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re still not something you want crawling around in your home. Rodents will try to raid your food, and may contaminate it in the process. They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food. Call (954) 790-6417 for an inspection.

Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Kendale Lakes rodent control specialists can perform for you.

Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home. Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers. The common areas are:

  • Around doors
  • Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines
  • Near floor vents
  • Between the wall and floor juncture
  • In your attic
  • Inside closets near the floor corners

Steel wool is great for filling holes and gaps found in your home. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available. We know this sounds like a lot to do, but don’t worry. We’d be happy to send out our Kendale Lakes rodent control experts to not only rid your home of existing rodents, but to secure it from future invasions as well. Call our rodent experts today to schedule your appointment.

Jun 292011
 

We take our duty to protect the residents of Kendale Lakes from bed bugs very seriously. Recently, we’ve been dealing with an increase in infestations of bedbugs in Kendale Lakes and the surrounding area. Nobody knows for sure why the number of beg bugs in Kendale Lakes are increasing, but common explanations are increased foreign travel, the exchanging of second-hand furniture, and the close proximity of living quarters.

bed bug feces on bed

You may see the signs of bed bugs (fecal spots, blood stains on sheets, bites and/or rashes) before you actually see a bed bug.

We can’t think of anybody who doesn’t mind bed bugs in their home. Bed bugs will make their presence known in a way that makes it impossible to ignore them. While you’re sleeping, bed bugs come out to feed on you. They do this by piercing the skin with a stylet (basically, a long part of its mouth). It uses its stylet, which has small teeth, to saw through tissue in order to find blood vessels. The bed bug will then suck the blood of the human for 5 to 10 minutes before returning to its hiding place. The bed bug will simultaneously inject saliva into the body of the human it is feeding on. This saliva can create swelling and cause intense itching.

It’s often difficult to detect Kendale Lakes bed bugs. They will usually hide in the crevices around your bed and lay their eggs in the seams of the bed. You will know if you have bed bugs either from the bite marks and swelling, or from your bedsheets. If you start to notice small fecal spots or blood smears on your bedsheets, then you’ve likely been infested with bed bugs and you should call (954) 790-6417 immediately. Once you think it is possible that you might have bed bugs you should not sleep in your home until it’s been treated.

If you wake up with bite marks, think you saw a bed bug, or you have blood or fecal spots on your bedsheets, you should call our Kendale Lakes bed bug experts immediately! Not all Kendale Lakes Bed Bug treatments are the same, so contact us today to have our Kendale Lakes bed bug specialists come out to your home.

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