Regular Pests’ Health Risks


1.Mice and Rats

Mice are in every town in America, and by some estimates, there’s one rat for every person in the U.S. They’re everywhere, and they’re destructive. They can carry fleas, lice, and ticks. Their pee, poop, hair, and saliva can contaminate your food and spread disease. If they get into your home, they can create a fire risk by chewing on electrical wires. They gnaw on structures and burrow into furniture.


2.How to Keep Out Mice and Rats

Trim or clear bushes or shrubs around your house. Throw away or compost grass trimmings so rodents can’t burrow close to your home. Get rid of your trash in containers with lids so food doesn’t tempt the critters. Store wood or lumber at least a foot off the ground. Check your home for small gaps around windows, doors, cables, wires, or pipes. Mice can fit through a hole the size of a pencil, so seal any gaps you find.