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Aside from causing a knee-jerk reaction of disgust, rodents are known for harboring a wide range of diseases. Rodents can even transmit diseases to humans indirectly, by means of a bite from a tick, fly, or mosquito that has been on a rodent. A rodent exclusion service will minimize the direct and indirect transmission of the following diseases.
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Merely breathing dust that has been in contact with rodent urine or droppings can cause a person to catch HPS, a severe respiratory disease. Other causes of the disease include receiving a rodent bite or coming into direct contact with rodents, their urine, or their droppings.
Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
A rodent bite or direct contact with rodent urine or droppings can cause this virus. Unlike Hantavirus, however, Hemorrhagic Fever has been known on rare occasions to spread between humans. Fully recovering from this disease can take several months.
Ever seen a rat in your food or water? If so, do not consume the food or water, as it probably contains harmful bacteria like Salmonella. Symptoms of Salmonellosis, the bacterial infection caused by Salmonella, include diarrhea, fever, and cramps for 12 to 72 hours.
If a tick that’s been on a mouse bites you, there’s a decent chance that you will contract Lyme disease. Common symptoms include a fever, skin rash, and fatigue. Fortunately, Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics.
This bacterial infection is caused by the bite of or contact with a flea or mite that has bit an infected rodent previously. Known all over the world, this disease produces in many people symptoms like confusion and stupor. Fortunately, it can be treated with antibiotics.
If you want to make sure your house is rodent-free, call Pacific Coast Termite at (714) 881-1413. Visit our website to take a look at the pest control and rat exclusions we provide. For more information, visit us on the web.
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Termites have the potential to do serious damage to your house. After you’ve called the termite exterminators to remove the problem, it’s likely that the wood in your house will still be left with damage that needs to be repaired. Here are some of the ways the experts can repair your home’s termite damage.
After assessing wood that has been penetrated by termites, a termite control specialist will likely choose to chisel at the wood to ensure proper removal of the infestation. Of course, this can leave unbecoming chip marks. A termite control specialist can sand the wood and apply wood fillers in order to make it smooth and attractive again.
A professional termite control company that offers damage repair services will be able to polish the top surface of wood after the termites have been removed. In addition to giving the wood a richer look and color, polishing secures any wood fillers that were used during the repair process and extends the life of the wood.
Hardening to Prevent Future Damage
Certain repair strategies can make wood more resistant to termites. One of the most common of these strategies is to harden the wood. A termite control specialist will have special adhesives that can be applied to any parts of the wood that have been damaged by termites.
No matter where a termite infestation occurs in a house, it has the chance to leave unsightly damage. If termites are detected earlier, they can be removed quickly and easily. If you think you may have a termite problem, call Pacific Coast Termite at (714) 881-1413. We will inspect your hardwood flooring, garage, attic, crawlspace, and outside foundation. After exterminating the termites, we will even repair your wood. Visit our website to find out more about our termite treatment methods and products.
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Upon first learning that termites actually feed on wood, the insect group’s diet may seem a bit peculiar. A lot of animals chew on and swallow leaves and roots that most humans do not eat regularly, and moth larvae consume natural materials found in clothing such as felt, silk, and wool. But wood? Doesn’t it just seem a bit rough on the digestive system, not to mention the throat? To learn about the biological and behavioral factors that make wood a natural food source for termites, continue reading this article.
Subterranean and drywood termites, the two types most common in California, subsist on cellulose. As an abundant and detectable source of cellulose, construction-grade wood is a natural target. Wood is difficult for most animals, including humans, to digest. Termites have special microbes in their guts that can digest wood easily, converting the nutrients contained within that wood into energy that the termites can then use to eat, collect food for the colony, and build a nest.
While biology suggests that the primary motivator for chewing through wood is as a food source, hollowed out wood can also serve as a great setting for a termite colony’s home. Subterranean termites like dark, damp environments and can be found busy at work building nests in moist basements and crawlspaces. Drywood termites are more likely to inhabit dead trees or firewood on your property.
Now you understand why termites cause so much damage to wood-containing structures. Just because termites eat wood to survive, however, does not make it acceptable for a termite to feed on your home. Our green termite treatment experts can exterminate the termite population living on your California property. Call Pacific Coast Termite today at (714) 881-1413.