Sharing Your Space With Rodents

By January 19, 2017Rodents


Take a quick look around your home. You have a refrigerator to store cold food, a pantry for snacks, a furnace to keep you warm, and an air conditioning system to keep you nice and cool in the summer. Unfortunately, everything you love about living in your home is the very things that rodents are after. Rodents will steal your food, chew up your favorite recliner and spread diseases. Rodents don’t care if you are rich or poor; they are looking for a way into your home. Once found, you will be sharing your breakfast with a furry rat. If you have an infestation, you don’t have to live with it. When you need Oregon rodent control, the professionals with Pointe Pest Control are ready to help.

Ridiculous Rats

Rats spread disease. They spend time around garbage and sewage and then they walk across your kitchen table and your counter tops. If they can find away into your food, the will spread diseases into the very food you are planning on eating. It has been estimated that there are millions of different viruses, bacteria, and pathogens on a rat’s foot. There might be a ridiculous amount of diseases spread by rats, but there also some crazy ridiculous facts about them as well.

  • A rat can tread water for three days straight and even survive being flushed down the toilet.
  • Rats are resilient because they can easily survive a fifty foot fall.
  • A rat can chew through wood, cinderblock, plastic and lead.
  • The reason rats chew so much is their teeth grow about 5 inches each year.
  • Rats can fit their bodies through a gap the size of two of your fingers.
  • Maniac Mice

    Like rats, mice are also vectors for disease. You have probably heard of Hantavirus. Hantavirus is a nasty disease that is spread by breathing in dust that has been contaminated by mice droppings or urine. Most cases of Hantavirus occur when someone is sweeping or vacuuming in an area where mice have been present. As a disease, Hantavirus is serious. Three out of five cases result in death. If you are cleaning up after mice, do not sweep and do not vacuum. Wear gloves and wet down the area with a mixture of bleach and water. Avoid creating any dust. Let the area soak for five minutes and then clean it up. Diseases are not the only things that make mice maniacs, here are a few mouse facts.

  • A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
  • Mice eat 15 to 20 times a day.
  • A mouse can have 150 offspring in a single year.
  • Mice can jump a foot high.
  • Pointe Pest Control

    If you have an infestation of mice, rats or other rodents, you need to call in the professionals. With Pointe Pest Control on your side, you get years of professional rodent control experience on your side. When you want your Oregon rodents gone, give us a call.