Rodent extermination is most safely handled by professionals like those at Hughes Pest Control of Reston, Virginia. Mice and rats, in particular, carry viruses and diseases that are very dangerous to humans. Removal of these rodents and their feces is a job for those with the experience and equipment to handle them safely.
When larger rodents such as squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals are living or are trapped in your home, safe removal is imperative. Animals that seem harmless in the backyard or the park can be very dangerous when cornered.
If you’re unsure if there is a rodent or rodents in your home, look and listen for these signs:
- Scratching and gnawing noises
- Clawing sounds coming from the roof
- Tracks along baseboards
If you find droppings in your home, do not attempt to remove them yourself, but if you do, wear a respirator and rubber gloves. If you have already tried to remove the droppings, immediately spray the area with disinfectant to stop any further spread of airborne viruses.
If you’ve heard or seen signs of rodent infestation, call Hughes Pest Control immediately to schedule a visit. We service homes and businesses in Northern Virginia, including the towns of Reston, Herndon, Chantilly, McLean, and Oakton. Remember that rodents carry airborne diseases and that they multiply quickly – so don’t hesitate to call now.