Why Can't I Get These Rodents Out Of My Costa Mesa Home?

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Common Rodents and The Problems They Cause Around Costa Mesa

Three species of pest rodents live here in Costa Mesa. They include roof rats, Norway rats, and house mice. They are called pest rodents because of their propensity to invade and cause trouble around properties. 

No pest rodent is exactly the same, but they do all share similarities. For one, rodents have sharp front incisor teeth that grow constantly. To keep the length of these teeth down, mice and rats gnaw on anything and everything they can. Most often, they will chew through objects that are in their way, such as a wall or ceiling panel. In certain cases, rodents will chew through electrical wires and utility piping, which often leads to things like electrical problems, moisture damage, and fires started by electrical sparks.  

By their nature, both rats and mice enjoy spending time around and consuming filth. If you didn’t know, dirty places and foods often host disease-causing organisms such as bacteria and parasites. Rodents carry pick up and carry these sickness vectors into the homes they invade. Rodents spread diseases such as salmonellosis, hantavirus, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis through their fecal matter and urine. This is extra problematic considering that a rodent’s favorite place to be inside a home is in a pantry, on a counter, or anywhere else food is stored. When cleaning up after these pests, make sure to use protective gear to avoid exposure.

Why Rodents Are Hard To Get Rid Of

There is no simple solution to a rodent infestation. Unlike most other pests that invade homes, rodents are incredibly smart and adept at avoiding danger. There have even been some cases where mice and rats learn how to steal baits off traps or set them off without being injured. Rodents are also prolific breeders. Even if you find success with trapping or some other method, if enough of these furry pests are in your home, you will not be able to eliminate them as quickly as they can reproduce.

The Best Way To Handle Rodents

Traps are not always ineffective. If you suspect your home only has a couple of rodents, it might just be the answer you are looking for. We recommend baiting traps with peanut butter and placing them around areas you think rodents are traveling, such as near a hole or in the back of your cabinets. If you catch a couple of rodents within two weeks and notice no more problems, great! If not, it’s time to call in the professionals.

At Smart Pest Control, we know how rodents think. Using industry-leading rodent control products and advanced home pest treatment methodology, our team handles problems. It doesn’t matter if your home has one mouse or hundreds of rats; we have your solution and are ready to help.   Reach out to us today by phone or through our website to learn more about our Costa Mesa rodent control or to schedule an emergency visit for your property.

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