Mice, rats and other pests can cause costly and distressing damage to homes and businesses in Berkshire. You may also have infestations of bed bugs, cockroaches or fleas, all of which need to be dealt with quickly.
In rural areas like Berkshire, pests are often common. Mice, rats, squirrels and other vermin can find their way through tiny holes and cracks in your property or premises in search of food and warmth. Of course, there are preventative measures you can take, such as reducing the ways that vermin can get inside, or keeping food and waste carefully sealed. But once they have made a home in your home, you will probably need the services of a professional pest control company to get them out and keep them out.
The main problem with rodents and pests like mice and rats is that where there is one, there will potentially be many more. Mice breed every three months and can have up to a dozen offspring. Then, those babies can reproduce by the age of two months, which means a small pest problem can quickly get out of hand.
Noise (often at night while you’re trying to sleep), damage and the risk of fire when rodents chew through cables are just some of the hazards you face when pests invade your space. These can all be costly to resolve and cause distress. Did you know that mice don’t always hide in the loft space of your home? They can squeeze into gaps as small as a penny, jump and climb. In fact, there’s no kitchen they can find their way around and they will use anything, such as shredded cardboard from a cereal box, to create a home or nest.
One of the biggest concerns however is the potential damage to health. Mice and rats carry diseases that are airborne and transmitted easily to humans. These include Hantavirus and Salmonella. If they have invaded your home, this is unpleasant and dangerous. But in addition, if they have moved into your business premises, this can cause devastating effects to your livelihood and reputation.
At Safeguard, we help many people, households and businesses rid their properties of pests in Berkshire every day. Our professional, specialist pest control team is skilled at spotting the signs of a pest infestation and identifying how the pest has made their way in. Then they will provide solutions to the problem and give you advice on how to avoid it returning. As with most pest infestations, speed is critical.
If you’re in need of pest control in Berkshire, give Safeguard a call today on 0800 328 4931.