Rodent Control

Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Carlsbad. Typically, once rodents have taken up residence in your home, they will look to nest and create a big family. You want to get rid of them before this happens.

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Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. According to the CDC, Carlsbad rodents can carry the following diseases:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Tularemia

Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re still not something you want crawling around in your home. Rats and mice will often chew on electric wires and try to raid your stash of food. Nothing will stop a rat. It will chew through anything on its way to food. Rats will even chew through walls if they think there is food on the other side.

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Carlsbad Rodent Control

Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Carlsbad rodent control specialists can perform for you.

Below is a list of common places to find holes in your home that can be used by a mouse or rat. The common areas are:

  • Near dryer vents
  • Around the fireplace
  • Around sink pipes
  • Inside your attic
  • Under kitchen cabinets
  • Behind refrigerators

Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place by caulking around the edges. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available.

We know this sounds like a lot to do, but don’t worry. We’d be happy to send out our Carlsbad rodent control experts to not only rid your home of existing rodents, but to secure it from future invasions as well. Call our rodent experts today at (760) 452-8596 to schedule your appointment.

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