Controlling Rats & Mice in Sacramento
No matter where you live there is always the possibility of encountering a rodent problem at some point, even if you live in Sacramento County. Mice and rats can be a big nuisance because they aren’t always easy to treat on your own.
They are gross but they can also be a health hazard to those exposed to their feces and urine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Rat-Bite Fever
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Local Mice & Rats That Can Carry Diseases
- Deer mice
- Cotton rats
- Rice rats
- White-footed mice
Breathing something that has come into contact with rodent droppings or urine can trigger any of the above health risks. Direct contact will also trigger these as well as bite wounds but bites are less common when it comes to rodent problems.
Even if the rodent in your home doesn’t have a disease, it will still chew on things you’d prefer it not to.
Common Places to Find Evidence of Rodents
- Near dryer vents
- Around the fireplace
- Around sink pipes
- Inside attics
- Under or in kitchen cabinets
- Behind refrigerators
- Treating Areas Where Rodents Enter
In order to solve your rodent problem it’s important to make sure there aren’t any openings in which they might enter. Unfortunately they don’t need a large hole to gain access to your home.
Check around your property and close gaps with steel wool, cement, lath metal, hardware cloth, screen or even metal sheeting. All have proven effective in preventing rodents (and all pests) from infesting properties.
Sacramento Rodent Prevention Tips
- Keep kitchen clean and food stored
- Empty garbage cans frequently
- Clean cluttered areas such as the attic, garage, sheds, etc.
Call Sacramento Pest & Rodent Specialists Today
Rodents can be a huge nuisance if left untreated for too long. Our exterminators know how hard they can be to handle on your own and have the skills and equipment necessary to efficiently handle the problem for you. Give our rodent professionals a call at (916) 382-7353 today to schedule an appointment and be free of your rat or mouse issue for good.