Even the cleanest of homes and businesses can be invaded by rats and mice. Rodents such as these are excellent climbers and often enter structures in the fall when outside food sources become scarce. They can gain entry through a hole the size of a quarter! That is why we specialize in rodent proofing, to make sure that no entry way for the rat to enter goes unsealed. If you suspect you might have a rodent problem, contact us for our rodent trapping and proofing services.
Effective rodent control in Southern California involves a multi-step approach. The three main factors including: sanitation, exclusion, and population reduction. First, a comprehensive inspection of the foundation and roof trim is necessary to determine the severity of the infestation. Sanitation and exclusion are critical in rodent control measures. When an infestation already exists, baiting is a great population reduction technique that is almost always necessary.
The Roof Rat, commonly referred to as black rats or ship rats, derive their name from its tendency to find shelter in areas like attics, trees, fences, and other lodging off of the ground. They are the smallest of the two major rat species of the world. The Norway Rat, generally called the brown rat, is larger in size. Rats tend to become a bigger problem during the winter, but regardless of the season, they can be a source of irritation and a serious health hazard.
House mice can enter dime-sized cracks to gain access into your home or building. Because of this, mice are potentially the most troublesome and costly rodents in the United States. They seek areas of clutter (such as attics or basements), because they provide excellent hiding places to build nests. House mice are attentive and especially cautious, making them toilsome to eradicate. Their droppings can contaminate food. Disease can be transmitted if the population is not controlled. Because house mice are so small, they are able to enter homes and buildings at much more ease than rats. As a result, mice infestations are more frequent than rat infestations.
Cleargate Pest Defense Rodent Control Program:
A thorough rodent inspection to identify the species; Where are they nesting? What factors are attracting them?
Creating effective sanitation so that rodents such as rats and mice are denied sustenance and shelter.
Eliminating all potential entry points.
Reducing the rodent population through exclusion, baiting, and trapping.
There are many other pests and wildlife that we treat. This includes beetles, bees and wasps, silverfish, centipedes, crickets, mites, snails and slugs, stink bugs, weevils, snakes, and many more.