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Tips And Tricks To Help Combat Rodent Problems In Los Angeles

February 18, 2023 - Rodents

Big cities attract rodents in large numbers. Our area provides a plethora of things common rodents, such as mice and rats, thrive on: lots of food, plenty of water, and fantastic hiding places. With the magnitude of rodents that live among us, how on earth can you control them so they don’t overrun your property? You need a great Los Angeles pest control company, and A Step Above Pest Control stands at your service. 

How Can I Tell If Rodents Are Damaging My Home?

Rodents in Los Angeles think they’re sneaky, but they do leave behind subtle signs that they’re around; you just have to know what to look for. Besides the obvious signs of seeing a rodent in your home and finding rodent droppings, be on the look-out for:

  • Gnaw marks on anything made of wood
  • Gnaw marks on electrical wires (causing a fire hazard), boxes, plastic, and food or food packaging
  • Pawprints
  • Urine spots
  • Bits of insulation, fabric, or carpet lying around in strange spots

If you find any or all of the above, you have a rodent infestation and can be certain that they are causing damage to areas you can’t see. Rodents in walls and under flooring are busy ruining your home’s insulation and interior. Another sign of an infestation and prospective home damage is smelling a musty odor, which is caused by their urine. Urine damage alone can be very destructive to your home and belongings. It would be very wise to call our experts at the first sign of a rodent in your Los Angeles house. We can get rid of rodents before they have the chance to destroy more.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Rodents On My Property?

Outside of the structural and material damage rodents can cause, they are famous for carrying diseases such as rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, hantavirus, and leptospirosis. If that’s not scary enough, they also carry mites, fleas, and ticks into your home. How does a human contract a disease they’re carrying? By eating something that has been walked on by a rodent’s paws or touched by their fur, feces, urine, or saliva. Rodents’ excrement can also dry and mingle with the dust in your air, which, once you breathe in, can trigger severe allergies and even an asthma attack. Someone in your household could contract a rash as well. Who knew these little pests could be so dangerous to have around?

Five Effective Tips To Prevent Rodents In Your Home

There are some easy and effective steps you can take to keep rodents out of your Los Angeles home. If you want to prevent a rodent infestation, we advise trying:

  1. Keeping things clean! Get rid of clutter in and around your home. 
  2. Seal all the holes in your home’s exterior, including the smallest ones, since mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
  3. Keep trash in a tightly sealed container.
  4. Get rid of any possible water source for them outside your home.
  5. Keep a spotless kitchen, cleaning up crumbs and dirty dishes after every meal or snack. 

 It’s also important to vacuum often and keep surfaces clean with soap and water and/or disinfectant.

How To Safely Get Rid Of Rodents In Your Home

If you have a large rodent population, you’ll never be able to buy enough traps to achieve effective rodent control. The safest and most effective way to get rid of rodents in your home is to call in the calvary: the friendly professionals at A Step Above Pest Control. Our superior customer service will win you over. We’ve been delivering superior rodent control in the Los Angeles area since 1996 and would love to have you join our family of happy clients. Call us today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Los Angeles.

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