If you live in the Montebello area, there’s a pretty high chance that you have dealt with a rodent problem at some point. The key to taking care of a rodent problem efficiently, is getting to the rats or mice before they build a nest in your home and multiply.
Montebello Rats & Mice
It’s not commonly known, but rodents can pose a serious health risk to your family. The CDC reports that Montebello rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Rat-Bite Fever
Regardless, even if a rodent does not carry any diseases, they are still an unpleasant pest that you just don’t want wandering your home. Rodents will raid your pantry and chew on electrical wires, causing a lot of damage. Rats especially, will chew through just about anything, if they believe there is food on the other end.
Many people do not realize that rodents do not need large holes to get through. Mice can get in through holes the size of a nickel. This is why it is critical that the gaps and holes are found and sealed. Our Montebello rodent control professionals can perform this task for you.
Here is a list of the most common places rodents are found in a home:
- Around doors
- Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines
- Near floor vents
- Between the wall and floor juncture
- In your attic
- Inside closets near the floor corners
We suggest filling any small holes with steel wool and caulking around the edges. If the holes are larger, you can use hardware cloth or metal sheeting to fill it. It may also be a wise idea to add flashing around the base of your home. This may sound overwhelming, but don’t worry, our Montebello rodent control experts can eliminate your rodent issue and prevent future problems from occuring. Just give us a call at (323) 856-1598 to schedule your consultation.