Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Orange County Property

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Rodent control in Orange County can be a problem all year long. Rats and mice, in particular, are quite determined to get into our homes so that they can share our abundant food and climate-controlled shelter with us. This means homeowners in our area have to be vigilant to keep rodents away. Admiral Pest Control has the experience and know-how to keep rodents out of your property for good.

Common Rodent Species: Identifying Different Types Of Rodents

There are many different types of rodents that call California home. You might run into squirrels, voles, and gophers in your yard, and sometimes squirrels may even try to come indoors and nest in your attic or your garage. However, the rodents that you will most likely run into inside your home are rats and mice.

While voles and gophers live in burrows in the ground, and squirrels often live in trees, rats and mice like to set up shop inside houses. They love to nest inside insulated walls because they can rip up the fiberglass insulation to make their nests. They also can easily raid our pantries for food while we are sleeping or away.

The Rodent Menace: Understanding The Threat Of Uninvited Guests

House rodents are the biggest threat to both your property and your health. Rodents that live in your home usually do the most property damage because they are chewing on interior fixtures. Like all rodents, rats and mice have to file down their constantly growing teeth. This causes them to chew on items that can do catastrophic damage under certain circumstances. For instance, rats and mice may chew on live electrical wires or PVC pipes full of water. 

Rodents also spread a variety of different diseases that can make you very sick. They have no problem leaving feces and urine virtually everywhere in your house, and they will contaminate your food stores and food prep surfaces with their dirty feet and dirty hair. This is why it’s so vital to keep them away from your home. 

Rodent-Proof Your Property: Key Steps To Keep Unwanted Guests Away

Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to get rid of rodents once you have an active infestation. This is why the best thing you can do to keep yourself safe from rodents is to take prevention measures before you get an infestation. To make your home a more hostile place for rodents, take measures like:

  • Inspect the exterior of your home and seal construction gaps that rodents could use to enter with wire mesh.
  • Store all foods, including pet foods, either in the fridge or in airtight, hard-shell containers.
  • Never leave pet food sitting out for pets to “graze” on. Feed pets and put their food away.
  • Tightly cover all indoor and outdoor garbage cans at all times.
  • Declutter and clean frequently to remove rodent hiding places and crumbs they could eat.

Taking these preventive rodent control steps can help you avoid ever needing to eliminate an infestation, but sometimes, they’re not enough. 

Professional Rodent Control: The Best Way To Keep Mice And Rats Away

Unfortunately, you may wind up with a rodent infestation despite your best efforts. If that happens, there is not a whole lot you can do about it on your own. Grocery store products like rat poison and snap traps are not only ineffective, but they can also be dangerous to pets and small children living in the home.

That’s why you should contact Orange County rodent control services. Here at Admiral Pest Control, our trained experts can help you eliminate entire rodent infestations instead of just temporarily reducing their populations. So don’t spend another day living with these disgusting and destructive house guests. Click or call right now!

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