The recent weather has been anything but normal for San Diego County. As a result, the rodents and pests will be seeking shelter indoors, possibly in your attics or crawlspaces. Rat problems are common in coastal cities in Southern California ,such as Oceanside and Carlsbad, because of the abundance of palm trees.
Rats, especially roof rats, prefer to nest off the ground so palm trees are an ideal spot for them to live expect for when it rains. Rain like we received yesterday in San Diego Count, more specifically in Oceanside,will send rodents headed towards the nearest entrance into your home. They can enter through cracks or crevices as small as the size of a quarter. Chimneys, roof vents, and holes where pipes and wires enter the home are common areas a rat will enter.
Once rats or rodents have nested in an attic, they can become a nuisance and quite destructive. Rodents will gnaw on rafters and electrical wires causing structural damage and a potential fire hazard, respectively. Their teeth grow at a rapid rate so they are constantly chewing on items to keep their teeth at an appropriate length.
Rats will also cause damage to landscaping and gardens since most rodents have a vegetarian diet.
Homeowners in Oceanside can prevent rats from invading their properties by using rodent control and rodent proofing techniques. Pro Pacific Pest Control will establish a custom plan that fits your needs to seal out all rodents from your home and protects your family. Call today to receive a free inspection and written proposal for your rodent control plan.