If the symbol for invention is the mouse trap, the emblem of infestation is the rodent. These pesky little creatures can not only plunder food stores, but also transmit a plethora of diseases. With offenses ranging from uprooting a garden to spreading the Black Plague, their relationship with humans has been anything but cordial. Like most pests, they enter homes in search of food and shelter. Omnivores, they can eat just about anything that comes in their path, including fruits, vegetables, meat, insects, or even waste products. Capable of squeezing through minute cracks, they can shelter inside walls, cabinets, attics, cellars, and the like; and often shred paper or cardboard to make nests. Any food or trash not properly contained can attract them. While the majority of home remedies can deter rodents from certain areas of a house, they are usually ineffectual when dealing with an infestation. Consequentially, it is important to seek professional help to exterminate rodents from your property.