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Common Wild Animal Pests Business Owners Should Be Aware Of

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Rats and Mice

Rats and mice are some of the most common pests around the world. These rodents may be small, but they’re known to cause a lot of problems in homes and businesses alike. Due to this, you should be aware of the common types of rodents.  Because of their reputation of filth and disease, these rodents can give a customer the wrong impression of your business. This is especially true if you work in the restaurant industry, or if you’re branding your business as high-class. A customer with a bad impression of your business will likely spread the word around, and it’ll be very difficult to change people’s opinions once that happens. Of course, the filth and disease itself can cause a lot of problems. Rats and mice carry everything from salmonella to hantavirus. These can affect your employees who’ll have to take a sick leave. It can also make the customer sick, and that will make them less likely to return in the future. 


Squirrels are another rodent species that can cause your business a lot of harm. They may not seem as bad as rats or mice, but they can cause just as much damage, if not more. Squirrels have teeth that never stop growing, so they spend a lot of time chewing on things to keep their teeth in good shape. They might chew on wooden items they find in your business. This could be products or even just some furniture. Regardless, it’ll be severely damaged and will probably have to be repaired or replaced. Squirrels are also known to chew on wires. This can disrupt any electronics or machinery you’re using in your business. It might even permanently damage it. Not only will this reduce your business’s productivity, but it’ll also be expensive to repair. This is an informational resource on other pests that can damage your business. Chewed wires can also be a serious threat, as they can still be live afterward. These live wires can electrocute anyone passing by or can start a fire.


Pigeons are the most common nuisance bird, and they carry lots of diseases and cause lots of problems. In fact, this is probably why they’re frequently called the “rats of the sky”. These birds are known for leaving their droppings near where they roost, and this can make your business look filthy or dirty. This will then drive away potential customers, and harm your business’s performance. Pigeons are also known to peck on important things, and this leads to damaged goods or damage to your offices. They’re even known to build nests in air conditioning units, which can completely ruin the machinery.


Raccoons are another threat to businesses. These pests carry a number of diseases that can spread to employees or customers. They’re also much bigger than the other pests discussed so far, so they can do more physical damage to your products or offices. These animals are also known to tear through ducts, which can ruin your office’s temperature control. They even rip wires, and this leads to damaged machinery, the risk of electrocution, and potential fires. Feel free to read more about us and decide if Synergy² is the right company for you.  We have over 270 Five-Star Google reviews for pest control service in the Jackson metro area (Jackson/Madison/Brandon/Ridgeland). Check out our newest location reviews for pest control service in Jackson, MS here at Synergy² Jackson Pest Control!
Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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