Jun 292011
 
torrance rats

Torrance Rodent Control

Most residents in the Torrance area experience a rodent problem at some point. Torrance rodents are notorious for getting into homes and creating large families. You need to get to the rats and mice before this happens.

Torrance Rodent Control Services

Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. According to the CDC, Torrance rodents can carry the following diseases:

  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Tularemia

Even if a rat or mouse doesn’t carry diseases, it is still going to be a nuisance in your home. Torrance rodents must chew on objects to keep their teeth from getting too long, which means they’re going to chew on just about anything they can find. It is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice and rats are involved. Nothing will stop a rat. It will chew through anything on its way to food. Rats will even chew through walls if they think there is food on the other side.

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 Torrance rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Torrance rodent control 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:

  • Lower corners of your attic
  • Around doors
  • Around your water pipes
  • Around the fireplace
  • Inside the attic
  • Under kitchen cabinets

Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. Larger holes can be fixed with metal sheeting, cement, lath metal or screen, or hardware cloth. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available. This probably sounds overwhelming, but don’t fret. Not only can our Torrance rodent control professionals get rid of your existing rodent problem, but they can prevent future mice and rats from being able to enter your home. Just give us a call at (310) 299-8334 to schedule your consultation.

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