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If you’ve seen a rat, your next move should be toward the phone to call a rodent control company. 360 Rodent Control specializes in resolving rat infestations. We provide rodent control services in Glendale, CA and surrounding areas. We’ll get rid of your rat problem and go the extra mile to ensure they don’t return.
Discovering a rat infestation in your Glendale home
Some signs of a rodent infestation are more subtle than others. It’s possible for your property to have a rat infestation before you ever see a rat. The following signs indicate you likely have rodents lurking nearby:
- rat or mouse feces
- the lingering ammonia-like smell of rat urine
- rodent nests made from strips of garbage, paper, or other materials
- gnaw marks in food packaging or on walls
- scampering sounds inside walls or ceilings
If you notice signs of a rat infestation, contact a rodent control specialist. Households throughout the Glendale area trust us to solve their rat problems.
We’ll get rid of them and clean the mess they left behind.
Health conditions caused by rats
Not only can a rat problem be embarrassing, but rodents can spread diseases to humans. Most people think of plague when they imagine rat-borne illness. Other illnesses humans may directly or indirectly contract from rats include:
- rat-bite fever
These diseases can affect the lungs and other major organs and bodily functions. If left untreated, some rat-borne illnesses can be fatal. Protect your health by calling a Glendale rodent control specialist at the first sign of rodents on your property.
Glendale rodent control solution that works
We base our approach to rodent control on our understanding of how rodents behave. Pheromones play a central role in rodent infestations. When a rat enters your home, it creates a scent trail. The same rat can always use the scent trail to come and go as it pleases. When rats return to their favorite spots, they usually bring other rats along to grow their population. The new rats can follow the original scent trail and create their own as they venture to other areas on your property.
Our rodent control specialists will eliminate the scent trails rodents created as they invaded your Glendale house. With no scent trail to follow, rats can’t return to your space after we’ve ousted them.
Rodent-proofing Glendale homes
Rodent proofing keeps rats and mice out of your space. Our rodent-proofing services are beneficial whether you’re looking to protect a property you’ve just purchased in Glendale or if you have been struggling with rats for years. Rodents can enter your home through the smallest cracks and crevices. They can even gnaw at your home’s walls and and create their own holes they can use to move further into your home’s interior.
We’ll examine your home for holes that may serve as points of entry for rats. Our technicians use a variety of materials to make it even more difficult for rats to claw and chew their way in.
Attic cleaning and insulation services
If you hear tiny feet scampering in your attic, it’s probably not your imagination. Rats are drawn to attics because they are dark, dusty, often cluttered, and secluded. Attic insulation is also very attractive to rodents. Rats enjoy eating, clawing, and burrowing into certain types of insulation. Damaged insulation can quickly increase household costs as your air conditioner works harder to keep the interior a steady temperature.
Our rat control specialists will thoroughly clean your attic to eliminate all of the biological contaminants rodents leave in their hiding spaces. If rodents have damaged your attic’s insulation, our experienced technicians will repair or replace your home’s insulation. We’ve identified cost-saving measures that can help you save money on insulation repair and maintenance.
Crawl space cleaning
Your home’s crawl space is one of the most accessible parts of your home for rats. Crawl spaces give rats immediate shelter from the weather and other animals outside. Once infested, your crawl space may take on an unpleasant odor that can be difficult to pinpoint from inside your home. We’ll clean your crawl space and eliminate the rats and the odor once and for all.
HVAC duct and air conditioning services
If you have a traditional HVAC system, the air conditioner disperses cooled air into different rooms through ducts. If you have cracks in your HVAC ducts, cooled air escapes. Rodents can also leverage cracks in HVAC ducts to come inside. Our experienced, licensed technicians can seal your HVAC ducts to keep rats out and cool air in. As a result, you will likely see a welcomed decrease in your cooling bils. If your HVAC ducts are very old or if they are damaged, we can replace them.
How do rats spread diseases to humans?
Rats and mice are capable of spreading diseases to humans through direct and indirect means. Rats directly infect humans through rat bites and scratches. Rat dander triggers allergies and respiratory conditions. People may also become infected with a rat-borne illness if they come in contact with an infected rat’s bodily fluids or if a flea bites a human after biting an infected rat.
Can I use over-the-counter rodent control products to resolve an infestation?
You may be tempted to try over-the-counter rodent control products, but rat traps and poisons will generally not resolve a major rodent infestation on their own. Some rats are able to chew through soft metals. Steel traps are ineffective against these rodents. Rat poision can be hazardous to pets and small children who may come in contact with the poison if left unsupervised. A rodent control specialist from 360 can recommend the best rodent control strategies for you.
Why have rats infested my property?
Rodents are generally attracted to three factors: food, water, and shelter. Birdbaths, birdfeeders, unattended pet water and food bowls, and leaking pipes are common sources of sustenance for rodent populations. Eliminating food and water sources in addition to keeping your lawn neatly maintained and minimizing clutter indoors will make your space less attractive to rats.