Carlsbad Rodent Solutions

Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Carlsbad. Once they 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. Here at Pest Control Of Carlsbad, we aim to make our locals safe and satisfied.

Beware Of Rodents

Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. According to the CDC, they 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. They 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. They will even chew through walls if they think there is food on the other side.

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Now, they don’t have to chew a very large space because they can squeeze through tiny holes. Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through 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 any preventive measures must include finding the gaps that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our specialists can perform for you.

Below is a list of common places to find gaps 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 a 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 available alternative.

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

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