10 reasons to hire an exterminator

Rodents, and more particularly rats, can take up residence in your house or apartment and bring with them a whole lot of inconvenience. Here are 10 reasons why you need to hire an exterminator to get rid of them.

Counter their rapid proliferation

Rodents reproduce very quickly and in large numbers. For example, a mouse can have up to 10 litters per year. At a rate of 4 to 8 young per litter, a couple can produce up to 25 offspring in a single year!

Protect yourself from the viruses and bacteria they transmit

Rats carry several viruses and bacteria, including leptospirosis and salmonellosis, which can have serious consequences for humans. These diseases are transmitted through bites, scratches or via their feces. Indeed, in addition to nibbling away at our food stocks, they contaminate them also with their excrement.

Avoid major property damage

Rats cause a lot of damage if we don't intervene in time. It can cause fires by gnawing electrical installations and cables. It even happens that it undermines the foundations of houses by nibbling the walls, the frame, the insulation, etc.

Put an end to noise pollution

If rats have taken up residence in your house, you may hear small footsteps and scratching noises coming from the attic, the basement or even the roof. These pests are very active, especially at night, and can disturb your sleep and therefore harm your health.

Attack with more effective products

Rat poison and rodenticides are available in supermarkets to individuals. These products, in addition to being dangerous for your children and pets, are much less dosed than those used by professionals and less effective.

Eradicate entirely and in the long term

You can decide to hunt and kill the rats on your property yourself and by your own means. It may work, but only in the short term. By opting for a extermination, homeowners are more likely to eradicate rats entirely and in the long term from the infested area.

Use the correct pest control method

To ensure the effectiveness of the intervention, it is important to carry out an integral assessment of the premises and the environment to determine the most suitable deratting technique. Only professionals are capable of carrying out such an audit.

Comply with legislation

Regulations (such as the circular of August 9, 1978) inform us that all owners are responsible for the healthiness and hygiene of their home. Thus, they require individuals to protect themselves against the invasion of these pests and to do everything to prevent their proliferation.

Finding a clean home

The exterminators practice a complete cleaning of the holes and the smallest corners of the house at the level of which they worked. No rat corpses or foul odors will remain after they pass.

Be followed to prevent it from happening again

The best professionals offer follow-up and quality control missions, and do not hesitate to share their best practices with you to sanitize your home in a sustainable way.

Patrice Groult
I am Patrice Groult, journalist and creator of the 10-raisons.fr website. I have a long experience of the written press and the radio. I got into journalism in 2004 while living in New York. I have worked for several French media, notably Le Figaro and France Inter. In 2016, I decided to create my own website, 10-raisons.fr. The formula was innovative: articles in the form of “10 reasons for...”. I wanted to offer relevant and original content, which allows readers to better understand the world around them. Since then, 10-raisons.fr has been a great success. The site now has more than 3 million visitors per month, and its articles are shared by thousands of people on social networks. I strive to offer quality content and to demonstrate objectivity and impartiality in the treatment of the topics covered.