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  • Writer's pictureMichael Zawadzki

Why You Should Avoid Handling Rodent Problems Yourself


Rodent infestations can cause major headaches to homeowners. When you have an infestation on hand, tackling the issue on your own with a few traps may seem like a good idea. Many people don’t realize that any house is vulnerable to a rodent attack. The pests gain access to your home through unnoticeable spaces. The worst part is that rodent control can be very difficult if you don’t understand what kind of intrusion you’re dealing with. Our expertise goes beyond knowing where to place baits and traps for the most effective results. Before you DIY, there are a few reasons why you should leave the experts to handle rodent removal.

You may not understand the type of infestation you’re dealing with.

Early detection is the most important step in rodent removal. Unless you’re a trained professional, you may not realize the number of pests involved in the infestation. Rodent populations tend to be much larger than the isolated few you may see or hear in your walls and ceiling. These intruders repopulate at an alarming rate therefore swift action is required to prevent your home from becoming a disaster breeding ground. When you hire one of our professionals, you will have a peace of mind knowing that your home will be thoroughly inspected to determine the severity of the infestation. While the process of eliminating these uninvited guests varies, our specialists will be able to tell you why the rodent has settled where it has and how it may have gotten there. We then use this information to proof the space. It is our top priority to prevent future infestations by these unwanted pests and rodents.

You may not realize that handling a rodent can be dangerous.

Mice, rats and the parasites that come with them can carry a number of diseases that can easily be spread through their saliva, droppings, urine and blood. If you don’t know how to handle a rodent that is dead or alive, you put other members of the household, including pets, at risk. Our technicians have the training and equipment required to implement safe removal techniques.

You may not know how to prevent future infestations.

Typically, there is usually more to eliminating an infestation even once you’ve removed the pests. Putting an end to an infestation starts with a proofing plan for tracing sources of entry, removal and prevention of future entry. A true expert won’t stop after getting rid of the rodents in your home; they will perform acts of precaution to ensure the pests don’t return. Regular inspection and treatments should help keep your home free of rodent infestations.


Effective elimination usually requires expert tactics and preventative measures. Pest Arrest offers rodent control and removal services to the Chicagoland area. Instead of dealing with an infestation on your own, please contact us for an inspection. Our experts are happy to handle your rodent problem.

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