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Date Posted: February 27, 2019
Category: Maine Pest Control, Residential Pest Control

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Rodents are a problem in South Portland, Maine, and the dangers they pose can be serious. Mice and rats are very good at getting into homes through small gaps and holes. They also make their way into homes by gnawing and scratching at areas that are already weak or damaged, especially vents, gables, window screens, door frames, and the like.
 
These pests are common throughout Maine during the winter months because of the colder weather, and the presence of homes and properties that are appealing to rodents. They like piles of wood, brush, and vegetation outside a home, as well as trash, food crumbs, and leaky faucets. One thing is sure, rodents do not belong inside, residing with people and pets. However, when mice and rats do get in, a homeowner needs to take action right away, because rodents will never pack up and leave on their own.
 
Mice and rats are known to carry ticks that cause Lyme disease and other illnesses. They are also carriers of harmful bacteria that collect on their bodies and in their feces from trash, sewer, and other germ-ridden areas. The bacteria can cause contamination of foods and surfaces, leading to salmonella, hantavirus, leptospirosis, tularemia, and others.
 
Another aspect of rodents is their ability to cause tremendous damage to a home. They love to chew and can cause a fire if they gnaw on a live electrical wire. They chew through walls, floors, ceilings, and insulation, causing serious damage. Not to mention the urine and feces that they leave scattered throughout a home in attics, wall voids, basements, closets, kitchens, pantries, and behind large appliances. All of this can make people and pets sick if not taken care of properly. The odor can also be extremely pungent and vile.
 
DIY treatments are very tempting, but you may want to hold off. Oftentimes these methods are ineffective and can be messy, take up family time, and end up becoming costly. Most importantly, they do not address the entire problem and mice or rats bound to keep coming back.
 
It is best to leave rodent problems, big or small, to the professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions in South Portland, Maine. Our services have been proven effective time and time again. We offer home protection plans that suit your needs with a guarantee that if pests come back, so do we, without any added fees. To help maintain a rodent-free environment throughout the year, contact the pest control professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions.  

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