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How To Completely Get Rid Of Rodents In Your Santa Barbara House

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Most wild creatures in our area have no intention or ability to invade your home. It is only a selection of furry pests that ever find their way indoors. Rodents are quite possibly the most common wildlife invader here in Santa Barbara. They have strong teeth that can chew through walls, dexterous limbs that allow them to crawl up to windows and sometimes chimneys, and they are rather intelligent.

If you are curious to know more about rodents and how to address rodent infestations in Santa Barbara, here are some things to consider today.

Clear Signs Of A Rodent Infestation In Your Home

When rodents invade homes, they typically do their best to stay out of sight, making it difficult to identify an infestation. The best way to identify wild rodents indoors is to look for signs they leave behind. Some common signs of rodents include pellets of fecal droppings, holes chewed through drywall, cardboard boxes, and plastic bins, and torn-up fabric, insulation, and paper. As an infestation becomes severe, you might also notice the smell of urine in the air, grease marks along baseboards, and even start to find dead rats and mice.

If you are uncertain if your home has a rodent infestation or not, one great way to find out is by having it inspected by a professional. Thorough rodent inspections are just one of many services we offer at Jhonny's Pest Control, Inc. If you are looking for pest control in Santa Barbara, we are your best option for the job.

Why It's So Dangerous To Have Rodents In Your House

People wash their hands to kill bacteria; just one of the many ways we avoid getting sick. Rodents, unfortunately, do not wash their hands, or any part of their body for that matter. These pests regularly crawl through trash and consume rotting meat and other bacteria-covered items. This type of behavior leaves wild rodents teeming with disease-causing organisms that they then transmit through their urine and fecal droppings.

Another way rodents get people sick is by carrying pests like fleas and ticks indoors. These small parasitic bugs bite people and spread diseases through their saliva. Some of the most common diseases people contract from rodents, fleas, and ticks include salmonellosis, hantavirus, tularemia, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and murine typhus.

Four Eco-Friendly Rodent Exclusion Tips For Around Your Homes

In order to keep rodents out of your home, you should use some of our exclusion tips. Here are four eco-friendly prevention methods that will help make your Santa Barbara home more rodent-proof.

  • Use some steel wool and silicone caulk to fill in holes, cracks, and gaps in your home's exterior foundation and spacing around window and door frames.
  • Repair damage to your home's window and door screens.
  • Install metal screens over vents, out spouts, and open utility pipes leading out of your home.
  • Install a rodent-proof cap on your chimney and keep your upper floor windows closed whenever possible.

The Secret To Effective Rodent Control For Santa Barbara Properties

If you are looking for answers on how to get rid of pests here in Santa Barbara, you are in the right place. At Jhonny's Pest Control, Inc., we face rodent problems with experience and industrial-grade treatments, traps, and bait. Our team will inspect your home for signs of rodents, identify where these pests are hiding, and design an elimination strategy to handle your infestation quickly and effectively. All of our residential and commercial pest management services in Santa Barbara are performed in the most non-invasive way possible and with our customer's best interests in mind.

Give our team a call now to schedule pest control services for your Santa Barbara home.