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Rodent Control in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County

Rodent control is best achieved by excluding rodents from getting into the structure. Skill is required to find all the entry points. An experienced inspector with an understanding of rodent behavior is key to finding rodents and keeping them out. We proudly provide rodent control service throughout Southern California, including in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County — call us for termite control services!

Our approach, whenever possible, is to perform exclusion. Baiting with rodent boxes is sometimes necessary when exclusion is not possible, but it requires consistent return service and is thus more costly.

Upon full rodent exclusion and extermination, we provide a two-year warranty on the structure. At the expiration of the initial warranty, we will offer an annual extension to keep the home rodent-free. This warranty is transferable at no charge.

Based on the customer’s budget, we offer a flexible one- or two-year warranty upon completion. At the expiration of the initial warranty, we will offer an annual extension to keep the home free of ants. This warranty is transferable at no charge.

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Our Unique Rodent Exclusions Include:

Blocking all entry points
First thing’s first, we’ll make sure that rodents can’t get into your home. It’s important to inspect the facade and base of your home to see if there are any entry points. Often rodents chew their way through weak building materials (such as old plywood or crumbling drywall), and they can sneak through small holes between the exterior and interior of your home. We’ll examine the envelope of your home to make sure that rodents can’t make their way back inside after they’ve been exterminated. Then, we’ll block any entry points that happen to exist. Rodents can make their way through openings larger than ¼ inch. Common entry points include Vents, doors, windows, holes for plumbing, holes for wiring, storage areas, garages, drains, foundation/flooring joints.
Eliminating diseases and pheromones found in rodent feces
Rodents carry disease, and they can attract other rodents through odorous pheromones in their feces. We’ll eliminate any droppings that we come across, ensuring that your home is safe and protected from future threats of rodents.
Urine deodorizing
Rodent urine becomes putrid as it rots. We can identify urine deposits around your home, and we will neutralize any traces that we find.
Setting traps to ensure the exclusion has been properly executed
To ensure that all of your pests have been eliminated, we’ll set traps. If there are any rodents that remain, our traps will provide a clear-cut sign that we still have work to do. Our services aren’t completed until we’re certain your rodents are eliminated and excluded from your building.

Rodent Extermination FAQ

How do you perform an exclusion?

Exclusions can involve a variety of processes. For holes in the envelope of your building, we’ll use sealing materials that can’t be chewed through. Often, we utilize materials that contain a wire mesh, since rodents can’t bite through the metal. For pipes, vents, and other components of your building that extend from the interior to the exterior, we’ll use metal flashing, concrete mortar, plaster, or a similar material (depending on the circumstances) to completely seal both the interior and exterior connection. Vents and windows should be difficult for rodents to reach, and a screen should be installed to protect the opening. For doors, the threshold and flashing can close up any holes that might otherwise exist. If you have a gap between your foundation and your flooring, we’ll utilize rodent-proof flashing to provide protection around the lower part of your home. For drains and pipes, we’ll utilize flashing on interior and exterior joints, and we’ll utilize metal drain covers with small grate openings.

What to do with rodents that are already in a home?

We use a series of traps and poisons, depending on the severity of the infestation. We’ll check back with you and your property to assess the status of an infestation. We’ll continually monitor your property until we’re certain that all rodents are wiped out. We also lay traps to that can be checked in case any rodents do come back.

What diseases do rodents carry?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind us that rodents carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to humans. Here’s their list of diseases which can be caused by a rodent infestation:

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome | Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome | Lassa Fever | Leptospirosis | Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM) | Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever | Plague | Rat-Bite Fever | Salmonellosis | South American Arenaviruses (Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, Sabiá-associated hemorrhagic fever, Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever) | Tularemia

What You Can Do to Keep Rodents at Bay

You can take some precautions to keep mice from entering your abode. Here are a few tips you can follow to keep the chances of another infestation at a minimum.

Keep your home clean.

Mice, rats, and other rodents love small spaces, and they collect hair, paper, and scraps of clothing, among other things, to build their nests. It’s best to keep your home clean. Vacuum and sweep your floors regularly, and avoid letting too much dust settle throughout the house. Also, be wary that mice and other rodents like to build their nests in enclosed, dark spaces, so keep clutter off the floor where it may become a home for one of these pests.

Keep food locked up tight.

Your dropped crumbs become a full meal for a mouse. It’s best to keep your food well tucked away, and it’s important to keep your kitchen clean.

Consider a dog or a cat.

Dogs and cats are quite good at deterring rodents. Cats are known for their ability to catch mice and rats, and dogs can deter rodents from making your home theirs as well.

Set traps.

As soon as you see signs of a rodent, you should lay traps to ensure that you don’t get an infestation that can expand and take over your home. Check your traps regularly to see if rodents are active in your house.

Schedule regular inspections.

If your home is prone to a rodent infestation, or you’ve had infestations in the past, you should have regular inspections to ensure that these pests don’t make their way into your abode.

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Rid Your Home of Rodents Today

If you have a rodent problem, or if you’d like to take preventative measures with an exclusion, we can help. Reach out to us to learn more or to schedule an appointment. We provide rodent extermination and exclusion services for folks throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.