What Every Anaheim Resident Should Know About Rodent Exclusion
October 17, 2022 - Rodents
As a group, rodents aren’t the type of pest to strike fear in you like snakes, spiders, or scorpions do. A mouse up close is actually kind of cute, and watching squirrels chase each other around a tree can be entertaining. But when rodents make it into your home, they can cause significant issues.
Without high-quality pest control in Anaheim, rodents can get into your home and wreak havoc. Here are some of the issues that rodents can cause:
- Rodents can spread diseases like salmonella, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and bubonic plague
- Floods caused by chewing through pipes
- Fires caused by gnawing live electrical wires
- Destruction of attics, car engines, and other places where they nest
Rodents can also cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma in sensitive populations like young children and the elderly.
What Is Rodent Exclusion?
Rodents can be difficult to get out of your home once they find entry. They hide in hard-to-reach areas of your home like basements, attics, inside walls, and even under your home.
Rodents also breed very quickly. Female rats can give birth to up to 84 babies per year. Mice breed at similar rates, with females capable of producing up to ten litters of fourteen pups each. Few of these pests sneaking into your garage can quickly turn into a full-blown rodent infestation.
As fast as rodents breed, keeping them out of your home is the best option for rodent control. That is where rodent exclusion comes in. Rodent exclusion is the process of keeping rodents out of your home, and this involves identifying the areas where rodents get into your home and taking steps to fix these areas.
Rodent Exclusion Techniques
Rodent exclusion always starts with a thorough inspection. Our trained technicians will inspect your home inside and out and locate any rodent hot spots and areas where they can enter your home.
After identifying these areas, we will use various methods to keep these rodents out. Some of these methods include:
- Repairing or replacing window or door screens
- Installing door sweeps
- Repairing and replacing weather stripping
- Using caulk, steel wool, and silicone to seal holes and cracks
- Using rodent-proof screens to cover vents and chimney openings
- Placing bait stations around your home’s perimeter
These methods may seem overwhelming, but the trained technicians at A-1 Bonded Termite are rodent exclusion specialists. We know exactly what to look for and what steps to take to keep rodents out of your home.
How To Bait Rodents Out Of Your Walls
Rodents are resilient pests that can sneak into the smallest spaces. Mice squeeze through holes as small as a dime and can hide almost anywhere. One favorite hiding spot for rodents is inside the walls of your home.
If you hear strange, scurrying noises around your home at night, you most likely have rodents in your walls that you need to get out. Using rodent traps is the best DIY method to bait rodents out of your walls.
Bait traps using cheese or peanut butter. Place these traps in areas where you hear noises most frequently or have seen other signs of rodent activity. Use snap traps instead of poisons to avoid having decaying mice in your walls.
Even with traps and bait, there is no substitute for professional help. When it comes to DIY rodent removal, there is so much that can go wrong. For that reason, it’s always recommended to enlist a professional pest control expert for help when rodents become an issue.
A-1 Bonded Termite’s trained pest control experts have the tools and knowledge to get rodents out quickly and efficiently of your walls and keep them out.
Humane Rodent Infestation Treatments In Anaheim
While many people want to get rid of rodents in any way possible, some residents of Anaheim don’t want to hurt rodents. Since rodents look like our pets in some ways with fur, cute little whiskers, and fuzzy ears, it is understandable that some people may not want to kill these pests.
Dead or alive, you need to get rodents out of your home. Some humane rodent treatments, such as peppermint oil, cayenne, cloves, horseradish, and garlic, can safely chase these pests from your home without hurting them. You can also coat cotton balls with these scents or mix them in a spray bottle. Trap and release is also a humane option for rodent control. Live traps allow you to capture problem animals without killing them and re-release them in the wild, away from your home.
Contact A-1 Bonded Termite to remove rodents from your home safely.