Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Hacienda Heights. Typically, once rodents have taken up residence in your home, they will look to nest and create a big family. You want to get rid of them before this happens. Mice and Rats in Hacienda Heights, California Although you may not suspect it, rodents can actually pose a health risk to your family. Hacienda Heights rodents can carry the following diseases: Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome Lassa Fever Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis Salmonellosis Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever Tularemia Have a rodent problem? Just phone (626) 566-7186 today! Even if a rat or mouse doesn’t carry a disease, it is still going to be a nuisance in your home. To keep their teeth from getting too long, rats and mice are going to chew on anything in sight. Rats and mice will often chew on electric wires and try to raid your stash of food. Nothing will stop a rat. It will chew through anything on its way to food. Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food. Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Hacienda Heights rodent control specialists can perform for you. Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home. Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers. The common areas are: Near dryer vents Around the fireplace Around sink pipes Inside your attic Under kitchen cabinets Behind refrigerators Steel wool is great for filling holes and gaps found in your home. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. This probably sounds overwhelming, but don’t fret. Our Hacienda Heights rodent control experts can get rid of any existing rodent problem and help prevent future ones. Call us today to schedule an appointment.