Most residents in the Oceanside area experience a rodent problem at some point. Once they are in your home they’re going to look to expand their family and build a large nest. You will want an professional to get rid of them before they have a chance to do this. Schedule an appointment today Our Rodent Control Services Although you may not suspect it, they can actually pose a health risk to your family. According to the CDC, they can carry the following diseases: Plague South American Arenaviruses Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis Leptospirosis Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever Salmonellosis Clearly, not all of them will carry diseases. However, rodents can still be a nuisance around your home because they chew on everything. They will try to raid your food, and may contaminate it in the process. Rats will chew through anything that sits between them and food. Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food. Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our specialists can perform for you. We’ve included a list of the common areas where we find rodents navigating in homes. The common areas are: 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 Steel wool is great for filling holes and gaps found in your home. Larger holes can be fixed with metal sheeting, cement, lath metal or screen, or hardware cloth. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. If this all sounds like too much work for you, don’t fear. Call our experts today at (760) 670-4494 to schedule your appointment.