Rodent Control 101: Essential Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe In Ventura County

Rodent damage on shed

A rodent infestation in your home can be a scary and dangerous situation. These animals are known for their destructive nature and can cause many problems in your home. They are also known for their ability to hide in tight and dark crevices of your home, making it challenging to determine exactly how many rodents are in your home. 

Ventura Pest Control has provided comprehensive pest and rodent control in Ventura County for over 60 years. We know that a rodent infestation is extremely dangerous, and you should not ignore it. We know the best way to eradicate any type of rodent infestation quickly and the best practices to keep these pests away from your home. 

Rodent Behavior Insights: Navigating The Habits Of Mice And Rats

Both mice and rats are athletic and agile creatures that can climb various vertical surfaces and have impressive running and jumping abilities. They are shy and don’t like to be around humans or pets. If a rodent has found its way into your home, it will likely try to find a place to nest. These pests will look for clothes, cardboard, paper, and other soft materials to shred and use as a nest. They will typically nest in hard-to-reach places like behind the walls of your home or above the ceiling.

If you hear any scratching or squeaking noises from these areas, contact a rodent exterminator as soon as possible.

Health Risks And Property Damage: The Importance Of Rodent Control

If you have a mild rodent infestation in your home, you will likely see damage in several areas of your house and property. These small creatures have sharp teeth that can easily cut through almost any type of surface. They will chew on furniture, plastic pipes, clothing, bedding, wooden desks, food packages, and paper products. They can also chew the wiring behind your walls. It’s not just your home’s electrical wiring system they could damage. Rodents can also sneak into your vehicle and chew on various wires, belts, and hoses, which can be dangerous and expensive to repair. 

Mice and rats are also known to spread a variety of dangerous illnesses, which is why it is so important to have a comprehensive rodent control plan for your home. Some diseases they can spread include tularemia, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), leptospirosis, and salmonellosis. 

Proactive Rodent Control: Preventing Infestations Before They Begin

The best way to keep your family and home safe from destructive and dangerous rodents is to have an effective prevention plan.

Some of the different techniques that our rodent control experts use to keep rodents out of their own homes include:

  • Use caulking, steel wool, or metal mesh screens to block any potential entrances and openings around your house. 
  • Make sure to keep all non-refrigerated and non-frozen food in airtight containers. 
  • Clean up any spills or food crumbs immediately.
  • Keep trash in lockable bins and store outdoor trash cans away from your home. 

A residential rodent control specialist can help you develop a customized prevention plan specifically designed for your home. 

Professional Rodent Control: Why Expertise Matters

Rodents are creatures of habit. Once they have found a reliable and safe place to nest, they will likely stay there for the rest of their lives. While they can also be curious creatures, they don’t like to find new nesting places regularly; this means when rodents nest in your home, they will pick a place that is extremely difficult to access, making it difficult for the average homeowner to find. Our experienced rodent control specialists have decades of experience and know the best way to find and trap these sneaky animals. When it comes to eliminating a rodent infestation, getting expert help is always the safest and most effective option. 

Our technicians can also help to ensure that you never have to deal with rodents in the first place. A rodent infestation is an easily avoidable problem if you team with a qualified and experienced rodent exterminator. 

At Ventura Pest Control, we can make sure that your Ventura County home is never bothered by another rodent again. Give us a call to learn more about our rodent prevention and elimination solutions

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