The Importance of Effective Exterior Rodent Control

January 24th, 2024
The Importance of Effective Exterior Rodent Control

Pest infestations need no introduction, and everyone has heard of a horror story involving rats, termites, or squirrels causing untold property damage. The challenge of living close to rodents is multi-faceted. They are nimble and constantly trying to access our homes, driven by the promise of shelter, warmth, and food.

Therefore, exterior rodent control is the first line of defense for your home against these unwanted intruders, and it plays a critical role in the following areas.

Minimizing Health Hazards From Entering Your Home

Rodents are found everywhere across the Lower Mainland, and these critters, such as rats and mice, are more than mere nuisances. When rodents enter your kitchen or dining room, they can easily contaminate food, spreading diseases like hantavirus and bacteria such as salmonella.

By stopping them outside, you minimize the risk of these pests contaminating your living spaces with harmful microbes, ensuring a safer, healthier environment for you and your family.

Preventing Potential Damage

Once a rodent infests into your home, it can cause untold destruction to your property. Pests naturally burrow into the walls and insulation of your home, chewing on wiring, structural components, and anything else they come across. Left to their own devices, they can destroy your home from the inside-out and leave property owners to pick up the pieces.

To sum it all up, efficient external rat management is essential to safeguarding your house against the possible dangers of rodent infestations. Remember, once they are inside your house, it becomes less of a prevention task and more of a restoration task.

Gilpin’s Pest Control is a family-owned business operating on the Lower Mainland in Greater Vancouver and the BC Interior including Kamloops, Revelstoke, and Sicamous. After 35 years in the business, we do a stellar job and are proud of our rapid response time. 

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about pest control needs, please call us toll-free at (800) 770-2428.