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What Rodents Have Entered Your Home?
Our service area is home to many rats, mice, and rodents. They can impact homes and businesses throughout Los Angeles. Although there are several species in our service area, the two most common are house mice and deer mice. While these rodents are similar, there are some differences between them. The house mouse is small with little hair. It’ll have a pointed black nose, large ears, and protruding eyes. Most house mice are light brown or black with a gray stomach. This mouse’s droppings are black and musty.
You may also encounter deer mice and other rodents. The deer mouse is bi-colored. Usually, it has white feet, a white stomach, and a white underside. The upper part is brown. These mice have long tails and they’ll leave droppings all over your home. Those droppings will be smooth and black.
Identifying A Rodent Infestations
To identify a rodent infestation, look for the following things.
- Search your home for rodent droppings
- Check for rodent nests. They’re normally made of grass, twigs, and household materials
- Look at your home and food containers to see if they have gnaws
- Listen to see if you can hear mice feet scurrying around your home
Rodent Droppings Appearance
One way to confirm a rodent infestation is by identifying the pest’s droppings. Finding their droppings will be easy because these pests will leave droppings everywhere. They’re normally black and may range in size from 3 to 6 millimeters. They have a granular shape so many people say they look like a grain of rice. If you’ve found rodent droppings in your home, you have a problem.
What Causes Rodents?
When it comes to rodent infestations, you were either in the wrong place at the wrong time or you didn’t clean your home thoroughly. Rodents try to enter dwellings because they’re searching for shelter, food, and water. They can sneak into homes using small holes, gaps, and holes. If your home has gaps, rodents will find a way inside.
Are Rodents Dangerous?
A rodent infestation comes with various risks. First and foremost, they’re going to leave urine and feces throughout your home. More importantly, these pests can spread dangerous diseases, including Hantavirus, Lassa Fever, Rat-Bite Fever, and more. These illnesses can be deadly so you need to tackle this problem as quickly as possible. Finally, rodents can destroy your home. They’ll chew on electrical wires and that can increase the likelihood that you’re going to have a house fire soon.
For the sake of your health, your loved ones, and your pets, get rid of rodents as quickly as possible.
Rodent Infestation Dangers
- Rodents can contaminate your food source with their urine and droppings
- They can spread dangerous diseases, including salmonella and Hantavirus
- They’ll damage your assets and home
- When they chew on electric wires, the risk of fire is very high
Getting Rid Of Rodents
Dealing with rodents is much different than dealing with ants and roaches. Rodents are larger so they’ll be harder to deal with. Can you deal with a rodent’s corpse once you’ve exterminated them? Certain techniques can kill rodents, but you’ll need to clean up the mess after that. If you can’t handle that, hire a professional exterminator. Our experts have trained thoroughly so we know how to tackle the problem swiftly and safely.
When Can Your Extermination Begin?
Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly exterminators today. We’re eager to begin helping you so we’ll respond within 24 to 48 hours.
Are Your Rodent Treatments Safe?
We know that you’re worried about harming the environment and hurting your loved ones. We understand this wholeheartedly and want to help. Our firm strives to use natural baits and products when possible. We try to avoid conventional materials unless they’re necessary. We use EPA-registered products to guarantee your safety.
Can I Stop Rodents From Entering My Home?
Preventing a future rodent problem won’t be easy, but there are things you can do. You can take steps to pest-proof your home and keep these pests outside. We recommend using rodent-proofing products around your doorways to prevent these pests from sneaking into your home. If you have any holes in your exterior walls, you need to seal them immediately. Furthermore, keep your grass mowed so the mice and rats won’t have a hiding place outside. Finally, it is pertinent to keep your home clean and tidy.
Having proper housekeeping activities will make a big difference. Below, you’ll find tips for preventing future rodent infestation.
- Deal with gaps and holes that rodents can use to sneak into your home
- Your trash needs to be taken out regularly and stored in secure bins
- All food in your home needs to be stored in airtight containers
- Deal with spills and messes immediately
Why We Should Handle Your Mice & Rat Removal Needs In Los Angeles
If there is one thing about living in the Los Angeles area, it is access to all the old Victorian-style homes. These homes are from a simpler time and just classically beautiful. Their architectural designs combined with the contours and angles are just beautiful. The only problem is, there is nothing simple about these homes. They are old and usually need lots of work. Not only this, but they are usually inhabited with mice. When you think about the destructive nature of the mice and rats, it really creates a potentially catastrophic situation. They’ll not only run around leaving droppings everywhere, but they chew through drywall, panel board, sewer pipes, and even electrical wires.
They’ll, of course, get into your food as well, but this is nothing compared to the other types of damage they can do. Combine all these things with their propensity to spread disease, and the situation becomes extremely dire. You don’t necessarily have to live in an old Victorian home to suffer from mice and rat infestation, but you do need to live in the greater Los Angeles area to take advantage of our pest control services.
Offering Safer Solutions
Although rats and mice are troublesome critters and most people want to eliminate them by any means necessary, we at A&M Pest Control do not see things this way. We see rats and mice as living creatures that can actually be helpful to the Eco-system. While it might not seem like it, they can be! This is why we offer the most humane solutions possible when dealing with these animals. While traps are cheap and effective, their deployment usually ends up with the poor critter suffering for hours with a crushed body before passing away. Regardless, we are here to help, and there are some situations when we have no choice but to use traps. We just try not to whenever we can avoid it.
The Time Doesn’t Matter
Here at A&M Pest Control, we are a Los Angeles pest management company that doesn’t view time like other companies. While we do have regular set business hours for our offices and techs, we do have techs available around the clock. We are pretty much a 24/7 pest management company. Pests like mice and rats don’t work on a schedule and can show up at any time. Whether they show up at night, during the day, on a holiday, or a weekend, we’ll be there. We know that these properties in conjunction with your hectic life schedule likely make scheduling treatment difficult. This is why we are here for you at literally any time.
What Else Can Be Said About Us?
From what little was said above, you can see that we are already offering quality miles ahead of the competition. Well, it doesn’t just stop there. There is so much more our company has to offer and will offer when you take advantage of our pest management services.
- We work on your schedule and paying abilities (financing available)
- Our tech continue their education
- We random drug test employees
- Our techs are required to get certifications
- We adapt and study the latest technologies
- We offer guarantees and contracts