Your life is full, isn’t it? Do you need even one more thing to worry about? Whether you run a corporate office with 500 employees, or a home with a couple of kids, your plate is full. The last thing you need is unexplainable illness and hard-to-reach property repairs.

For a family the illnesses rodents spread, like salmonellosis, hemorrhagic fever, pulmonary syndrome, stomach cramps, vomiting, leptospirosis, and diarrhea, can throw a wrench into your daily routine: kids stay home from school, work days are missed, and everyone is competing for bathroom time. What is most insidious about rodent infestations is that many families mistake rodent illnesses as flu symptoms. This is why many families don’t address rodent infestation like they should.

In a business, depending on what type of business you run, rodent threats can vary. If you work to grow, harvest, transport, store, or prepare food, rodent disease and illnesses can ruin your reputation. For businesses that don’t deal with food, rodents can be equally reputation damaging. Your customers are not going to want to come back to your business if they see a rat in the bathroom. But rodents can present other problems. If they get into ventilation ducts, they can spread illness through your building, as well as chew on wood and wire, and nest near wire conduit and electrical boxes. This can present hard-to-get-at repair tasks, and potentially cause a fire.

Rodents damage property, spread illness, infect food, contaminate ventilation and heat ducts, and are generally unsightly. If you have them in your home or business, contact a company that has a track record of properly excluding these animals. All rodents should be removed, contaminated areas need to be cleaned, and entry points need to be sealed.

How do you know what company has a good track record?

If you want to know how good a company is, check them out on Angie’s List. There you’ll see what other customers have said about them. You can also look at their credentials: How long have they been in business? Are they QualityPro certified by the National Pest Management Association, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau?

Rodent infestations are bad for business, and bad for families. Get your property sealed today.