Rodent Control Los Angeles
Call Rodent Control Los Angeles if you need have rodents in your home.
First Things First, Do You Have Rodents?
Los Angeles is known for its beautiful weather and sunshine. In recent years, Los Angeles and most of Califonia has been going through a severe drought. This has caused rodents to move into homes where they can easily find something to drink. A rodent infestation in your home is not always easily identifiable. Unless you have a severe rodent infestation, you may never actually see a rodent in your home. Rodents are usually nocturnal and like to stay hidden. If you suspect you have rodents in your home, you should perform an initial inspection.
How to Search: Rodent Control in Los Angeles
Using a good flashlight inspects dark corners and other dark areas such as behind curtains and under cabinets. You need to keep an eye out for not just for signs of rodents, but you also need to keep an eye out for poor sanitation and easily available food and water. Keep an eye out for the following signs of rodents:
- Oily rub marks on walls
- Urine Order
Holes: Mice will gnaw small dime sized holes in walls that usually have smooth edges. Rats, on the other hand, tend to gnaw larger quarter size holes with rough edges.
Rub Marks: Rodents tend to travel along walls to stay out of site. After a while, the oil from their skin will begin to leave markings on these walls. If you rub these marks and they smear, you know a rodent was recently there.
Nests: The easiest way to know if you have rodents is finding a nest. Rodents tend to make their nest using shredded paper, pet and human hair and any other pliable material. Most rodents like to build their nests in well hidden indoor spaces. The location of the nest call also give you an idea as to the type of rodents you have in your home. Be sure to check carefully, not all nests are easy to spot. Sometimes rodents will use material they find in the area so the next blends in with the surrounding. If you speak to an exterminator, be sure to let them know where you found the nest.
Urine Odor: If you can smell the rodent’s urine (it is a strong musty smell), you can be sure you have a large infestation.
If you find you have rodents in your home, you can try using traps to get rid of them. If the traps do not work or the infestation continues, you may need to bring in an expert. Give us a call and we will connect you to a local exterminator who can help you get rid of the rodents and develop a plan to keep them away.
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