Many homeowners throughout San Diego face issues with rodent infestations. Mice and rats can spread disease to humans and cause serious damage to your property. There is no way to change the fact that there are rodents in San Diego but you can take steps to prevent them from getting into your home. You need to be proactive about maintenance on your San Diego home if you want to prevent rodents. In addition, you should bring in the help of a professional who knows how to spot potentially problematic areas, will make recommendations to help you keep rodents out, and can provide exclusion services if it is discovered that you already have an infestation.
Be proactive about maintenance on your San Diego home
Proper home maintenance can do more than keep your home looking good – it can also protect it. Rodents are skilled at getting into homes around San Diego, but they cannot walk through walls. Mice and rats need some type of access point in order to get into your property. If you get behind on home maintenance tasks you leave your home at risk for an infestation. For example, you may develop breaches in the exterior of your house over time due to age, damage, or pest activity. It is important to inspect the perimeter of your house regularly for signs of breaches and take steps to seal up those breaches so rodents cannot get inside.
When it comes to home maintenance and preventing rodents, it is also important to remember some of the things that draw rodents into your home. Food and water are two of the primary things that rodents are looking for when they enter your property. If you have a leak under your sink, regularly leave standing water in the kitchen sink, have overflowing trashcans, or leftovers sitting out, you are providing rodents with the things they need to survive. You can minimize your chances of getting a rodent infestation if you effectively deal with water and food waste in your home.
Bring in professional help
The most effective way to prevent rodents from coming into your San Diego home is by bringing in professional help. A high-quality rodent professional is trained to spot areas around your house where rats and mice can get in. A rodent pro will then seal up the areas that can let rodents inside to help protect your San Diego home from an infestation.
If you think you currently have an infestation, a rodent pro will be able to provide you with exclusion services. Getting rid of rodents can be a complex process. Many homeowners who try DIY rodent control find that they do not want to deal with the process of actually removing the pests from their homes. A rodent professional will handle every step of the exclusion process so you do not have to.
It takes some proactive effort to keep rodents out of your San Diego home. The good news is that you can protect your property from rodents if you put in the work to keep up with home maintenance and bring in a professional to provide expert services. The pros at Nixtermite can help you get rid of rodents that are currently in your house and provide services to keep them from coming back. Get in touch with Nixtermite to schedule a rodent inspection for your San Diego home.