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If you are struggling with rats in your Chatsworth home, we’ve got an effective solution for you. 360 Rodent control is the nation’s leading holistic rodent control company. We are Southern California’s trusted rodent control specialists.
Reasons you should call a professional
You may be tempted to try DIY rodent control products at first. However, over-the-counter control products are not universally appropriate for every rodent infestation. Some rats can chew through certain metals, rendering steel traps ineffective. Household rat poisons may expose pets and small children to the risk of poisoning. If you are able to effectively use rat poison, you may find your property littered with disease-carrying, dead rats. A rodent control professional can help you avoid each of these unpleasant outcomes.
Resolving complex rodent infestations
Over the years, we’ve developed an effective rodent control strategy that is based on our understanding of rodent behavior. Rats rely on pheromones to create scent pathways they can use to come and go as they please once they’ve moved into your home. When rats leave, they typically return with more of their rodent counterparts in tow. We’ve discovered that cleaning up the scent trails leaves rodents without a way to return to their favorite hiding places on your property.
We’ll get rid of them and clean the mess they left behind.
Health hazards posed by rodents
In addition to being unsanitary, rodents negatively impact the health of humans. People who have respiratory ailments like asthma or allergies may be affected if they breathe the air in an infested space. Rodent dander can cause respiratory irritation. Consuming rodent-contaminated food or touching an infected rodent’s body fluids can lead to illness. Mice and rats can also directly infect humans with a disease if the rodent bites or scratches a human while carrying an infection.
Rats also carry fleas, ticks, mites, and parasites that can affect humans. If a flea or tick bites an infected rodent prior to biting a human, the human can possibly contract a rodent-borne disease from the biting insect.
Diseases spread by rodents
Most people are aware that rats spread bubonic plague across Western Europe and parts of Asia and North Africa. Rats are still capable of spreading plague today although there are fewer fatal cases. Plague cases that occur in Europe, Asia, and Africa are referred to as Old World Plague while cases that occur in the Americas are known as New World Plague. Although plague has become far less common, there are other diseases rodents spread more frequently. They include:
- rat-bite fever
The effects of rat-borne illnesses can range from flu-like symptoms to conditions that affect the respiratory system and other major organs. If left untreated, certain illnesses carried by rodents can be fatal in humans.
Rat proofing your Chatsworth, CA home
Rodents squeeze into your home through cracks that are as narrow as 1/4th-inch in width. We seal all the holes and cracks rodents can possibly use as points of entry. Sometimes caulk alone isn’t enough. We use a variety of materials to effectively prevent rats from invading your space.
Attic and crawl space cleaning
Attics and crawl spaces are prime targets when rats are looking for a secluded place to call home. Rats love to shred, gnaw, and burrow into attic insulation. As they damage the insulation, your air conditioner must work harder to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Crawl spaces are typically the most readily accessible area when rodents invade from outside. Once inside the crawl space, rodents can gnaw their way further into your home’s interior.
We provide attic and crawl space cleaning services to discourage rodents from returning to your home once ousted. In addition to removing the bad odors rats leave behind, we’ll also clean up the scent trails and biological rodent contaminants.
Attic insulation repair
If rodents have destroyed your attic insulation, we can fix it. We are extensively experienced in installing, repairing and maintaining attic insulation. Over the years, we’ve discovered cost-saving solutions that can help you save money while having your damaged insulation restored.
If you hear rodents in your roof or attic, you may have roof rats. These rodents damage roofing materials as they gnaw their way into cozy spots within your roof’s structure. A damaged roof immediately detracts from the value of your home. In addition to quickly resolving your roof rat infestation, we can also repair or replace your damaged roof.
Air duct sealing
Your HVAC system’s air ducts are largely hidden behind walls. Unfortunately, rodents can enter the air ducts as they develop cracks over time. We can seal the air ducts to prevent rodents from entering. Sealing the air ducts will also keep conditioned air in, which will likely lower your air conditioning bill.
360 Rodent Control is the only pest control company you’ll need to call. We can resolve your rat infestation and repair the damage rats have left behind.
What should I do if I see a rat?
If you see a rat on your property, you may already have a sizable infestation. Rodents are capable of having multiple large litters throughout the year. Contact a rodent control professional immediately to determine whether an infestation is in progress and to determine the best strategy to solve your rat problem.
How quickly will I see results?
We can generally eliminate a rodent infestation after one treatment. Our holistic strategy addresses additional aspects of the problem in a manner that prevents rodents from returning. A member of our team will return for a future visit to ensure the rodents have not come back.
How can I determine the severity of my rodent infestation?
Looks can be deceiving. Rodents are nocturnal animals. Therefore, they are most active during the hours when you are most likely to be sleeping. They also prefer isolated areas. If you see one rat, there may be many more living inside the walls and in other hidden areas. The best way to determine the size of your rodent infestation is to contact a rodent control specialist and receive an onsite consultation.