Rodents – Disease, damage and allergy pests

Rodents – Disease, damage and allergy causing pests

RodentMost people, understandably have a dislike or fear of rodents, which makes sense considering how dangerous they can be to humans. Mice, rats and the parasites that tag along can carry a number of diseases. Some of these viruses are potentially deadly to humans,  in particular, Hantavirus, Listeria, Rat-Bite Fever and Salmonellosis. Let’s not forget Bubonic Plague, aka Black Death. The plague that wiped out approximately one-third of Europe’s population in the 14th Century.


Rodents can also play a large role in contributing to dangerous allergies. For instance, rodent urine and droppings could trigger allergies and there are as many people allergic to mouse droppings as there are to mold and dust. Exposure to mouse allergen is a known cause of asthma in children and adults. Rodents can also be a huge detriment to your home and automobiles. They’re known to eat just about anything – including parts of your house and car. For example, their teeth can gnaw through insulation, wall paneling, card board, even wood. Some are especially fond of electrical wiring and that can lead to real danger and expensive repairs. Exposed wires resulting from mice are believed to cause 25% of U.S. house fires.


As winter comes along,

your home becomes even more attractive to mice and rats. Colder temperatures lead them to seek refuge in warm places and your house is a perfect fit. An estimated 21 million homes are infested by rodents each winter. Many people believe if they’ve never seen a mouse or rat in their home, they’re not there. But in truth, rodents can be very secretive and live in your home months without being noticed. A mouse can enter your home through an opening as small as a dime. Once inside your home, mice and rats reproduce quickly. In a short amount of time, you could be facing a full-on infestation.


The rodent experts at Essential Pest Control can give you a free inspection and determine what the best form of treatment would be. Give us a call at 520-886-3029 for your courtesy inspection.


Why Professional Kitchens Need Professional Pest Control

Effective pest management is a must for any commercial building, but it’s especially important for professional kitchens. If you suspect that you have a potential pest problem in or near your kitchen, contact an experienced pest control company immediately. These are a few of the reasons why it’s essential to rely on professionals for pest control if you have a problem in your commercial kitchen:

Professionals will remove the pests effectively.

You might be tempted to try to eliminate a pest infestation on your own. While it may seem easy to put out a few traps or some pesticide, the truth is that pests can be surprisingly difficult to get rid of. Cockroaches, for example, can go for up to a month without food, and they can hide inside your walls and other places where it will be difficult to find them. To ensure that your pest problem is solved as quickly and effectively as possible, always contact a professional service.

Professionals will protect your reputation.

Every kitchen’s reputation rises and falls based on its cleanliness. If the word gets out that you have pests skittering around your kitchen, it’s going to have a damaging effect on your image. While it may be impossible to prevent a housefly from getting into your building now and then, if flies are a regular sight in your kitchen, customers won’t want to eat at your establishment. Always call and schedule professional pest removal as soon as you notice any signs of an infestation in your building. Pest control experts can also help you take steps to prevent infestations in the first place.

Professionals will sanitize your kitchen.

When pests come and go, they leave germs in their wake. Despite their small size, pests such as cockroaches can spread deadly diseases to humans. That means that even a minor infestation can be a major health hazard, particularly when food is involved. When you call in a pest control service, they will sanitize your surfaces along with eliminating the pests. As a result, you’ll be able to continue to run your kitchen without any risk of making your customers sick.

Do you have a pest problem in your kitchen? Essential Pest Management has been providing businesses in Tucson, Oro Valley, and the surrounding areas with professional pest control since 1981. Over the years, we have earned a reputation for great service and always dealing fairly with our customers. If you have any questions for our pest control team, please give us a call today at (520) 908-6251.