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Burbank homeowners trust 360 Rodent Control to keep their properties rodent-free. We are Southern California’s go-to pest control company when it comes to resolving rat infestations. Our holistic approach to rodent control addresses the problem of a rat infestation from multiple angles. In the end, we deliver reliable, effective, lasting results you can count on.
Causes of rodent infestations
We all know that rats are attracted to unclean environments. But if you keep your property relatively clean, you may be wondering why you have rats. Apart from cleanliness, there are several conditions that make rats want to call your house their home.
A rodent population needs an accessible water source to thrive. You may be unknowingly quenching the thirst of your resident rats. Rodents commonly make use of the following water sources:
- leaking pipes
- puddles of water left by a rainfall or lawn sprinklers
- your pet’s water dish
Rats take advantage of maintenance issues like plumbing leaks and inadequate drainage. Avoid making water available to rodents by keeping your property dry and taking up leftover water after offering a drink to pets.
We’ll get rid of them and clean the mess they left behind.
If you live in an area with a lot of rodent activity, you may have to go the extra mile to avoid unknowingly feeding the rats. Restaurants and grocery stores readily attract rodents because they are always storing food and disposing of food waste. Households can also have similar problems. Fortunately, making food off limits to rodents is easier to do in your home. Store food for humans and pets in sturdy, airtight containers. Clean up spills promptly. When throwing away food waste, place it in a trash can that has a tightly-fitting lid. After feeding your pets, store leftover food in an airtight container for later. If you have rats, leaving leftover pet food in a dish is like inviting the rats to a buffet.
Similar to humans, rats also like to have protective shelter to keep them covered from the elements outside. Rodents invade basements and crawl spaces because they often provide the easiest access to protective shelter. Once inside, they gnaw their way further into the interior and can squeeze through cracks that are as small as 1/4th-inch wide. You may not immediately see a rat if you have an infestation because they prefer to inhabit secluded areas like:
- inside walls
- inside the ceiling
- under the roof eaves
Signs of a rodent infestation
If you don’t see a rat, there are other ways you can detect their presence. You should assume you have rats if you observe the following:
- rodent feces
- rodent footprints in dusty areas
- a stale, ammonia-like urine smell
- the sound of rodents running around inside walls, the ceiling, or the attic
- bite marks in food containers
- bite marks in walls
- unusual behavior in your pets
Rodents are able to grow their populations very quickly. If you observe signs that suggest you have rats or mice, contact a Burbank rodent control professional immediately.
Rodent control service in Burbank
We are Southern California’s holistic rodent control service provider. Our multifaceted strategy to eliminating rats is based on our thorough understanding of rodent behavior. Mice and rats create scent trails they can use to find their way back and forth between their favorite spots on your property. When rodents return, they tend to bring more rodents along with them to increase their population size. The new rodents use the original scent trails and create more pathways as they explore other parts of your property. After we send the rats off, we clean up the scent trails to prevent rats and mice from coming back. Our approach is so effective that you’ll be rat-free after only one treatment.
Rat proofing your Burbank home
Our rat proofing service is an excellent choice whether you have an infestation or if you are looking to proactively prevent rodents from invading your space. We use a variety of materials to seal every crack and crevice rodents can potentially use as a point of entry into your home.
HVAC duct sealing
Traditional air conditioners distribute cooled air to different rooms through ducts. Over time, Ducts can become warped and develop cracks. Rodents can enter a home or building through cracks in the HVAC ducts. We’ll seal your ducts to keep conditioned air in and rodents out. If your air ducts are damaged, our technicians are qualified to repair or replace them.
Attic cleaning and insulation repair
Rodents enjoy burrowing into attic insulation and making cozy homes for themselves. Some rodents will also eat certain types of insulation as a food source. If you have rats in your attic, we’ll first eliminate the infestation. We will also thoroughly clean and decontaminate the space by removing a bodily fluids and biological remnants of the infestation. We also have qualified technicians who can repair or replace your attic insulation if rats have caused damage.
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What is the difference between rats and mice?
Rats are generally larger than mice; therefore, they have a more menacing appearance. For that reason, people more readily recognize rats as potentially dangerous pests. Although mice are smaller and are more likely to be kept as pets, rats and mice are both capable of spreading serious illnesses to humans.
Can I use over-the-counter pest control products?
If you use over-the-counter pest control products, don’t expect professional results. Only an experienced rodent control specialist can thoroughly examine and target a rodent infestation in all the right places with the most appropriate strategy. A knowledgeable professional will also take additional steps to prevent rodents from returning.
How do rodents spread diseases to humans?
Rodents spread diseases directly through scratching and biting. Humans may also contract a rodent-borne illness by coming into contact with a rodent’s bodily fluids or by eating rodent-contaminated foods. Fleas and ticks can infect humans if they bite a human after biting an infected rodent.