At Attic Crawl Space Cleaning, we work with homeowners to ensure their homes are bug, rat, and rodent free. We understand the areas in and around Bay Area and the inherent weaknesses that allow pests – especially rodents – into your home.
If you are concerned that rodents are or could invade your home, you should consider eliminating the threat of invasion through a rodent exclusion service in Bay Area, also called “rodent proofing”. Through rodent proofing, you are identifying potential entry points for rodents and eliminating their access to your home.
Rodent Proofing: How It Works
There are a few steps in the rodent exclusion process. If performing these steps on your own, make sure you are meticulous in how you approach each step. Rodents find ways to get through weak protective measures. If hiring a company to perform rodent proofing on your behalf, make sure you work with someone you can trust to identify and seal off all potential entry points.
The first part of rat and rodent-proofing any home or portion of a home is to inspect the area. During this process, we keep our eyes out for the telltale signs that rodents have invaded your space, or could invade your space. These signs include droppings, signs of chewing, nesting materials, or any holes or openings that rats and rodents could fit through. You may also be hearing sounds in your attic or walls.
Through the inspection process, we identify weaknesses in your home’s protective barriers—entryways where rodents can make their way into and out of your home. These can be large or small and can be hard to spot to the untrained eye. Rats, mice, and other rodents are wily, dexterous creatures that can fit through very small openings and even scale walls. It often takes a professional eye—someone with years of experience—to identify all entry points rodents could be using.
Once weaknesses have been identified, we work to shore up those weaknesses and seal off entry points, closing off rodents’ abilities to make their way into your home. We do this by closing up holes and/or reinforcing weak barriers. Often insulation and drywall are hiding rodent entry points. The sealing process could require insulation replacement and repair to ensure your home is 100% rodent-proof.
4. Clean Up*
We always recommend an attic cleanup for homeowners that have dealt with a rodent infestation. An attic cleanup ensures any hazardous rodent droppings are removed and that the space is fully decontaminated. This process keeps your family safe and healthy and also eliminates odors that could attract new rodents.
*This step is optional, but recommended!
Since rodents are pesky pests that find and create ways to burrow into your home, we recommend ongoing monitoring—especially if you have had rodent problems before. When you work with HomeShield, this monitoring comes included in our standard pest control service.
No matter what kind of rodents you have in your home, recovering a clean household is still possible. If we can block entranceways, prevent access, and remove anything attracting the rodents inside, we can clear your home of unwanted pests and keep it free from any diseases.
Why Are Rodents In Your Home Dangerous?
Rodents can carry health risks with consistent exposure. Rodents carry diseases such as Lyme disease, Salmonella, Hantavirus, and more.
Bacteria can transfer from pests’ urine and feces to the air you’re breathing every day in your home. That’s why it’s never been more important to take care of unwanted pests in your home as soon as you can.
How Do Rodents Get In My Home?
Small holes in your walls, vents, and chimney pipes are a few common ways for rodents to enter. Most rodents find it easier to enter due to any humid and dark spaces they may find.
When a single rodent makes itself at home, other rodents are bound to join them.
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