360 Rodent Control keeps North Hollywood homes rodent-free. We are Southern California’s trusted holistic rodent control company. Our team specializes in resolving severe rodent infestations.
Conditions that attract rats
If you’ve spotted a rodent on your property, you may be wondering why rats have decided to take up residence in your house. Rodents look for three common elements when searching for their next home:
- protective shelter
- a steady food source
- a reliable water supply
Similar to humans, rodents like to have a roof over their heads. For that reason, rats are often eager to come in from outside. Crawl spaces, roofs, and basements are often the easiest targets. These areas provide basic protection from the elements with minimal barriers to entry. Once inside, rodents have a secluded spot from which they can plot their invasion without being detected.
We’ll get rid of them and clean the mess they left behind.
Steady food source
Restaurants, residential kitchens, and dumpsters are particularly attractive to rodents because there is usually an unlimited supply for food. Rodents chew through less durable food packaging and containers. They raid the garbage after dark to have their fill of discarded food waste. Rodents will also eat bird seed from bird feeders and leftover food in your pet’s feeding dish.
Any type of standing water can support a rodent infestation. Pools of water from rainfalls and sprinklers are common outdoor water sources. Rodents also drink from birdbaths and lawn fountains. Indoor water sources include leaking pipes and even your pet’s water dish.
You may be unknowingly providing all three critical elements and more to your uninvited rodent guests. A rodent control specialist can recommend specific measures you should take to make your home less attractive to rats.
Resolving a rodent infestation in North Hollywood, CA
Our holistic approach to treating rodent infestations is based on our thorough understanding of how rodents think and behave. When a rat finds a spot to settle into, it creates a scent trail. The scent trail allows the rodent to come and go as it pleases. Rodents bring more of their counterparts with them each time they return. The newly-arrived rodents venture to other parts of your property and create additional scent trails.
We remove rodents’ ability to find their way back to your property by eliminating the scent trails. As a result, once we oust the rodents, they don’t return.
Rodent proofing service
Rodent proofing establishes a physical barrier to protect your space against rodents. Mice and rats make their way into your home or business by squeezing through very narrow cracks in the building’s structure. We seal all cracks rodents may otherwise use to gain access. We use multiple materials to further discourage rodents from entering your space.
Air duct sealing
Your HVAC system’s ductwork may be harboring rats. As air ducts age, they can develop leaks and cracks. Rodents can enter the ducts through the cracks and infest the ducts. They can also move from the ducts into other parts of your home or place of business. We can seal the air ducts to prevent rodents from entering. If the ducts are badly damaged, we can replace them. In addition to keeping rats out, sealing the air ducts will also keep conditioned air inside and likely lower your cooling bills.
Property damage caused by rodents
In addition to being unsanitary, rodents are also destructive. Rodents enjoy gnawing through a variety of building materials. They can cause property damage that translates to hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repair bills. As Southern California’s one-stop shop for rodent infestation solutions, 360 Rodent Control also employs properly licensed, knowledgeable home repair technicians. We can fix the damage rodents leave behind once they’re gone.
If you have roof rats, you have likely heard them scurrying around inside your roof or attic. These rodents gnaw through your roofing materials and cause damage to one of your home’s most valuable components. After we eliminate the roof rat infestation, we can repair any damage the rats have done to your roof.
Rats love attic insulation. They gnaw at it, shred it with the tiny claws, and burrow into it. As rats destroy your insulation, your air conditioner must work harder to maintain a comfortable interior temperature. We offer cost-effective insulation repair, installation, and maintenance services. After we repair or replace the damaged insulation, you will also likely notice a decrease in your cooling expenses.
Electrical wiring repair
When rodents live inside walls, they have direct exposure to electrical wires. Rats chew on electrical wires and create serious electrical hazards you can’t readily see. Wires damaged by rodents increase the risk of blackouts and electrical fires. Our technicians can minimize the risks by repairing the damaged wires.
Do you resolve very severe rodent infestations?
Yes! We specialize in solving the most challenging rat problems. Our technicians will thoroughly examine your property to determine the type of rodents you have, the severity of the infestation, and the best way to apply our holistic approach to resolving the infestation. We produce long-lasting, highly effective results.
How many treatments will my property require?
Every case is different. However, we are generally able to eliminate rats after only one treatment. A member of our team will return for a follow-up visit to ensure the rats have not returned.
Are rats hazardous to human health?
Rats can trigger respiratory symptoms in people who have asthma or allergies. Infested rodents spread diseases to humans directly by biting or scratching. Humans can also contract a rat-borne illness by coming in contact with an infected rodent’s biological contaminants like urine, blood, or saliva. Eating food that has been contaminated by an infected rat can cause illness in humans. Fleas, ticks, and certain other biting insects are capable of spreading rodent-borne illnesses to humans if they have previously bitten an infected rodent. Minimize health risks by contacting a rodent control specialist at the first sign of rodents in or near your house.