As the winter weather hits stride and the evening temperatures dip lower, many mice are trying to find ways to get indoors. Cracks, crevices, and holes are excellent places for the small rodents to sneak into your homes, sheds, and garages. At Surf City Pest Control, we ensure the quickest possible results for rodent infestation removal. Our Orange County pest control experts are specially trained to remove and prevent rodents from getting into your home or business building.
The best way to prevent mice from entering your home is to seal off all of their points of entry. All cracks, crevices, and holes larger than a pen cap should be sealed with cement or a mixing compound. Do not use wood to seal these holes, because mice can chew through the wood.
In addition, getting rid of rodent attractors is also one of the best ways to prevent an infestation. A clean home is usually a home without rodents. Wash your dishes immediately following use, and store food in glass or metal containers with tight lids. Mice acquire most of their food and water from scavenged food, so keep crumbs off of tabletops and floors.
When a home is already infested, you need the most effective mouse control methods administered by the trained professionals at Los Angeles pest control company, Surf City Pest Control.
Many mice carry bacteria, viruses, and other diseases. One of the worst is the Hantavirus, which is transmitted in the dust of their droppings. It is very important not to disturb nests, dust particles, or feces in affect areas, without an OSHA-approved respirator with functioning cartridges, and watertight, disposable gloves. Clothing worn during clean up should be thrown away immediately. Dispose of all contaminated materials in a tightly sealed trash bag, and place that inside of yet another tightly sealed trash bag, disposed of in a landfill or outdoor garbage bin. Thoroughly wash your hands and body. The newly clean area should be exposed to fresh air and sunshine for a number of hours.
Before conducting any sort of cleaning or removal, please contact a professional trained in pest control in Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and surrounding Orange County to get expert advice and services. Click here or call Surf City Pest Control today at (714) 655-1947.