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4 Ways To Protect Your House from Rodents During Rainy Season

4 Ways To Protect Your House from Rodents During Rainy Season

While they may seem harmless, rodents can actually be quite dangerous. Rodent droppings can contain harmful pathogens that may lead to bacterial disease. It is important to tackle any rodent droppings issue immediately and to take precautions to prevent them in the future.


Rodents can become quite troublesome during the rainy season, as they will look for shelter and warmth in the key areas of the house, like the garage, basement, attic, storage units, and even inside car engines.


If you're dealing with a rodent infestation in your house or business, you should consider hiring a professional rodent droppings cleanup company like Bio-One to remediate the areas and protect your family from rodent-borne disease and infections. Let's cover the key areas to protect during the rainy season and what you can do to stay safe.


Bio-One's rodent droppings cleanup specialists are available 24/7, 365 days a year and we always offer a free estimate for our services.


Rodent Exposure May Result in Disease Outbreaks If Left Unattended


Rodent infestations can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. In fact, rodent-borne diseases are a fairly common problem that Americans face, especially during the rainy season. Some of the most common diseases associated with rodents include:


Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)


This potentially deadly virus is caused by contact with the urine, droppings, or saliva of infected rodents. HPS symptoms include fever, chest pain, and shortness of breath, and can lead to death in up to 50% of cases.


Learn more about Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).




This bacterial infection is spread through contact with the urine of infected animals and can cause fever, muscle aches, and vomiting. In severe cases, it can lead to kidney damage, liver failure, and even death.


Learn more about Leptospirosis.




Plague is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected flea, and can also be spread through contact with the blood or tissues of an infected animal. Plague symptoms include fever, headache, and swollen lymph nodes. If left untreated, plague can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, or death.


Learn more about Plague.

Rodent-borne diseases are a significant global health problem. They can cause serious illness in humans and animals, and often result in considerable economic losses. If you do find a rodent infestation, be sure to take swift action to address it. Contact a pest control professional for assistance in getting rid of the rodents and preventing future infestations.


Rodents & Bad Weather


Rodents are not only known to cause destruction and spread diseases but they also do so during bad weather conditions. 

Image shows rodent in its nest, inside a pipeline.

In fact, their presence is most felt during times when the weather is unfavorable. Studies have shown that rodents are very active during storms, making them a nuisance not just indoors but outdoors as well. They often seek shelter from the bad weather by coming indoors.


A Problem for Homeowners


Rodent infestations are associated with potentially expensive problems for homeowners. As rodents make their way into houses, they can gnaw on wires and cables, leading to fires, and they can also contaminate food with their droppings and urine.


If you're dealing with a rodent infestation, it's best to get rid of them before the bad weather hits.


What You Can Do to Protect Your House from Rodents


If you're facing a potential rodent infestation, there are many things you can do to protect your house or property from them, especially during bad weather. Here's a list of areas and the things you can do to make your house a less friendly environment for rats, deer mice, pigeons, cockroaches, and other household pest infestations.

Image shows evidence of mice droppings under household furniture.

1. Make Sure Your House or Property Is In Good Condition


The first line of defense against rodents is to make sure that there are no holes in the walls or ceilings and repair any damage that you find. Seal any cracks or openings with a good quality caulk, and make sure that the doors and windows fit tightly.


Use steel wool or copper mesh to fill in any holes that are larger than a quarter inch. You want to seal off any entry points into your house. Repairing leaky pipes and fixing other sources of moisture will also help to keep rodents away.

2.  Keep The Yard & Other Areas Clean & Free of Debris


Another way to deter rodents is to keep your yard clean and free of debris. Make sure that there are no piles of leaves or covered trash that they can use as nesting material.  Keep your garden free of weeds, and don’t let the grass get too tall. Tallgrass and weeds provide a hiding place for rats and other rodents.


Indoors, make sure that you keep your house clean, and get rid of any food or water sources that could attract rodents. Store all food in airtight containers, and don't leave water bowls out for pets overnight.


3.  If You Already Have a Rodent Problem, Consider Hiring a Pest Control Company


If you are dealing with a rodent infestation in your house or property, you could try to exterminate them. However, keep in mind that these options should be used by professionals. If you are dealing with a rodent infestation, you should consider hiring a professional rodent control company.


Rodent traps


Rodent traps are one common way to exterminate rodents. There are a variety of different types of traps, but the most common is a simple snap trap. These traps work by setting a spring-loaded bar that snaps shut when the rodent takes the bait.


One problem with snap traps is that they can be messy and can sometimes snap fingers as well. Another issue is that they can only be used in certain locations since you don't want to have a trap where there is a risk of someone getting injured if they stumble upon it.


Poison for rats and mice


Another option for exterminating rodents is using poisons. These can come in the form of bait pellets or a liquid that you put in the area where the rodents live. The poison kills the rodents over time and usually takes a few days for them to die.


One downside of poisons is that they can be dangerous if not used properly. You need to be very careful when using them since they can be harmful to both people and pets. It's also important to make sure that the poison is inaccessible to children and pets.


Other methods


There are a number of other methods for exterminating rodents, including using electronic traps, baiting them with live animals, or using natural predators like snakes or hawks. Whatever method you choose, it's important to be as safe as possible when dealing with these pests.


Rodents can be pesky little creatures that can cause a lot of damage to your home or property.

4.  If  You're Having Trouble Cleaning After Rodent Infestations, Consider Hiring a Rodent Droppings Cleanup Company


If you're having trouble cleaning up after rodents, you can call a professional cleanup company to help you. Bio-One offers rodent droppings cleanup services to help get your home or business back to normal. We have extensive knowledge in the proper removal and disposal of rodent droppings, and we use only the safest methods to clean up any area that may have been contaminated with dead rodents, urine, and droppings.

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Sometimes, pest control companies don't take care of the cleaning process. Our specialists work not only to address the cleaning and disinfection problem but also to provide you with insights and recommendations on how to prevent rodents from causing further damage to your home.




Bio-One employs certified restoration technicians with the proper training, knowledge, and experience necessary to provide biohazard cleanup services in accordance with OSHA standards. We use only the latest and most advanced methods, products, and equipment to clean and decontaminate homes or businesses affected by biohazards.


In addition to our rodent droppings cleanup services, we also offer hoarding cleanup, junk removal, biohazard cleanup, and mold and water remediation services. 


If you have any questions about our rodent droppings cleanup process or would like to schedule a free consultation, do not hesitate to contact us.



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Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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