If you’ve only spotted a few ants here and there in your kitchen or heard one or two mice scurrying across your attic, you may think a few pests are not too much to worry about. Unfortunately, that is not typically the case. You may only see a couple of ants or hear a few rodents running through the walls but these are usually signs of a much larger and hidden pest infestation. At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we want to warn you of the dangers that pests and rodents can pose, specifically to your home and your family’s health.

Are a Few Indoor Pests Really That Bad for My Home?

Cause Damage To Your Home

Pests and rodents can cause irreversible damage to your home. They often come indoors as the weather turns colder, when they need shelter, or to find food. They can destroy insulation and electric wiring as they build their nests within the walls of your home. Some rodents chew through soffits and siding in order to gain access to the attic. Of course, this damage isn’t always detected until an inspection is performed or you’re having issues with the electrical or heating and cooling systems in your home.

Negatively Affect Your Health

Not only can pests and rodents cause damage to your home, but they can also negatively impact your health and the health of your family. All vermin leave fecal matter behind and shed their skin. These organic materials can contaminate the air and enter your respiratory system. Pests like cockroaches and mosquitos are carriers of asthma and allergy irritants, and they can cause food contamination ailments. Other diseases that are transmitted by rodents and pests alike include salmonella, E. coli, and Lyme disease.

Keep Those Pests Away For Good

Bryan & Bryan Inspections can perform a thorough pest evaluation of your home and offer effective pest control solutions for whatever type of bug or rodent is invading your Austin area property. Give us a call at (866) 484-8318 to schedule an appointment or to ask for your free quote. We also provide home inspections, stucco inspections, mold inspections, and many other residential and commercial services.

Source: “Things You Should Know: Effects of Pests in Your Walls and Home.” Blog article. Building Performance Institute, Inc. 03 Nov. 2017. Web. 31 Mar. 2022.