3 Little Known Facts About the Effects of Rodents After a Hurricane

Earth-Kind CEO shares what you need to know to protect your property from even more damage

Nov 07, 2012, 16:19 ET from Earth-Kind, Inc.

BISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After a tragic loss of life and billions of dollars in damage caused by the super storm, prevention of future losses is on everyone's minds.  One often overlooked cause of disease and damage in the aftermath is rodents.  Not all affected mice and rats were drowned. 

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Rodents can spread disease and do serious damage to a home.

Like people, rodents are also affected by natural disaster, most commonly by being displaced.  Because rodents are known to carry numerous diseases, some of which can be fatal to people, such as Hantavirus, preventing rodent infestations is imperative.  Additionally, rodents can cause expensive damage by chewing on or nesting in personal belongings.  If a rodent chews on electrical wiring in a home, electronic device, or a vehicle, the safety risks and costs of repair can be insurmountable.  

Rodents have the same basic needs as us:  shelter, food, and water.

During the period after a natural disaster, rodents are looking for a new place to call home.  To protect your family and your property from rats and mice, use a natural rodent repellent to drive them out. Repelling rats and mice naturally will not only protect you from the diseases and damage they can cause, but will also protect you and your pets from the risks associated  with dangerous snap traps or lethal poisons.  Fresh Cab® Rodent Repellent is the only Natural EPA registered rodent repellent for use indoors and in enclosed spaces. 

Protect your property with the first & only Federal EPA certified natural rodent repellent.

After protecting the area with a natural rodent repellent, work on removing rodent attractants such as food and water sources, as well as nesting materials and debris that offer cover or hiding places for rats and mice.  Also be on the lookout for potential entry points rodents are using to gain access.  Mice can squeeze through an opening the size of a pencil eraser.  Seal entry points with steel wool and silicone caulking.  For more tips:  http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Rodents/

About Earth-Kind, Inc. 

Earth-Kind manufactures Fresh Cab®, the only 'green' indoor-use EPA registered natural rodent repellent.   Its products are distributed through more than 15,000 retail locations.  For more information, tips, or to find your local retailer visit www.earth-kind.com

SOURCE Earth-Kind, Inc.