How To Get Your National City Property Rat-Free! Effective Rodent Control
October 22, 2010
| Categories: General Rodent, Mice, Rats
In National City and most other cities in San Diego County, the most common rodent infestation is from roof rats. During the rainy and wet season, rodents will invade homes to stay dry.
A home provides all the elements for a rat’s survival: food, water, shelter. The smallest food particles (crumbs) can satisfy a rat’s appetite, water from underneath sinks and toilets are enough to hydrate the pest, and your attics are as comfy as a five-star hotel to a rodent.
To keep the rats out of your National City home you must make it impossible for them to live.
- Remove the Clutter– indoor and outdoor areas of your property should be cleared. Unused appliances, unkempt wood or mulch piles, and unsecured storage boxes are potential homes for rats. Organize items on your property to reduce shelter to rats.
- Squeaky Clean Home– rats can smell food from miles away. The smallest food particle will attract a pack of rats. Thoroughly clean areas where food is cooked and served and heavy traffic areas in your home.
- Leave No Food Unpackaged– Clip chip bags, seal all leftovers in containers, keep fruits and vegetables in fridge or secured bag. Rats will feast on unpackaged food items. Your food can become contaminated with the disease they carry.
- Seal All Openings in Home– Rodents can squeeze in holes as small as quarters. Inspect your home for cracks and openings and seal them up!
The last tip is known as rodent proofing and requires extensive work to effectively keep out rodents. Pro Pacific offers a rodent proofing service to all National City Homeowners.
If you are already experiencing rodents in your home, contact our business that has over 10 years experience in rodent removals. We know how to remove your rats for good!
Pro Pacific serves all residential and commercial structures in National City and San Diego. Call or fill out the form today for your FREE rodent inspection!