Effectively Handling A Rodent Infestation Inside Your San Diego Home

Serving Families Throughout Vista
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It isn’t always obvious why rodents invade homes here in San Diego. These pests simply have a habit of getting into areas where they do not belong. The good news is that there are ways to remove and prevent these invasive pests. This is what we will be talking about today: what you should consider about rodents in San Diego and how to effectively handle an infestation inside your home. Call us at Green Flash Pest Control if you need direct help removing these pests from your living areas. We will send our technicians your way ASAP with a San Diego pest control strategy to meet your need.

How To Identify A Rodent Infestation

When trying to identify rodents inside your home, it is helpful to know where these pests hide and what signs they leave behind. Let’s start with hiding places. Rodents such as rats and mice gravitate to secluded areas with low human foot traffic. Some favorite nesting sites include inside wall/ceiling voids, around attics, and in storage rooms. To identify a rodent infestation without seeing these pests, check for these signs around your home.

  • Fecal droppings in the back of pantries, cupboards, and drawers
  • Urine pillars around areas where rodents are hiding and the smell of ammonia in your home
  • Torn-up insulation, fabrics, and paper
  • Gnaw marks on furniture legs and other items around your home
  • Holes chewed through drywall, boxes, and baseboards
  • Odd scampering noises late at night

For more help identifying rats or mice inside your home, it is best to have a professional perform a detailed inspection. This is just one service we offer at Green Flash Pest Control.

How Rodents Create Damage And Spread Disease

It is in a rodent's nature to cause damage. Beavers chew trees down, moles and voles dig tunnels underground, which impacts grass, and rats and mice chew on anything and everything. Why do they do this? For two reasons. The first is to file down their teeth. All rodents have sharp teeth that grow constantly, and if they stop chewing on hard items, this will cause them discomfort. Rats and mice also use their sharp teeth to chew holes through walls, cupboard walls, and other objects that are between them and a place they want to be.

On the other side of the problem, rodents are a threat to human health. All rodents have the ability to transport disease-causing pests like fleas and ticks. Rats and mice bring these parasitic bugs indoors. These furry home invaders also spread a number of diseases off their dirty bodies and with their excrement and urine. Just a few diseases you might contract from having rats and mice inside your home are salmonellosis, hantavirus, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and murine typhus. Our goal here at Green Flash Pest Control is to provide our community with top-tier rodent control options to avoid these types of problems.

Five Simple Yet Effective Rodent Prevention Tips For Around The House

There are many types of rodents that do not commonly invade homes here in San Diego. You only have to worry about mice, rats, and sometimes squirrels. In order to prevent these common rodents, you have two options, DIY prevention or professional exclusion. Let's start with five simple yet effective prevention tips.

  1. Address holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation by filling them in with some silicone caulk and pinches of steel wool.
  2. Make sure all of your exterior doors and windows are in good working condition.
  3. Repair leaky piping, fix broken gutters, and remove moisture build-up from your home and property.  
  4. Thoroughly clean your living areas and do your best to keep things clean and tidy.
  5. Invest in trash cans that have tight-fitting lids.

For information about professional rodent control and exclusion, talk to our team at Green Flash Pest Control.

The Most Effective Rodent Control For San Diego Homes

We don’t want you to live with rodents. If these pests are taking over your living areas and threatening your health, get our team at Green Flash Pest Control involved. We are a local and trusted pest control provider with a focus on unmatched customer service. Let us check to see if there are any kinds of rodents sheltering inside or around your home. If we spot a problem, we will walk you through our plan to get them out.

Contact our team at Green Flash Pest Control to schedule an appointment for your home and learn how to keep rodents away for good.