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Rodent Control 101: Essential Tips For Keeping Your Santa Barbara Home Safe

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Oh, rats! It’s rodents again. Many homeowners cannot find freedom from these pests, no matter how hard they try. This could be because of an excess of entry points or a number of other factors. We are going to take some time today to share some effective tips and tricks to control rodents around your Santa Barbara home and find an effective option to help you find freedom from these pests.

Call us at Jhonny’s Pest Control if you would like to know how we handle these furry invaders. We will take some time to walk you through our options for home rodent control in Santa Barbara and find a service that will best work for you.

Signs Of Rodent Activity: How To Detect A Problem Early

Sometimes, rodent infestations are obvious. If you actively see a rat or mouse skitter through your living areas, it is likely that you have a serious problem on your hands. The best time to look for these pests is at night when they are most active.

If you cannot do this, look for the signs they leave behind. Common signs of rodents include fecal droppings, urine stains, grease marks, and damage to fabrics, walls, food boxes, clothing, books, and insulation. If you would like help identifying an active problem, talk with our team about our inspection offerings. 

The Rodent Menace: Understanding The Threat Of Uninvited Guests

There are more than a few reasons that you do not want rodents getting into your home. One of the biggest reasons is that these pests are directly dangerous. These furry creatures spread disease with their droppings, urine, and their bites. They also carry fleas and ticks indoors, which spread diseases of their own.

A few common sicknesses you might contract from dealing with an active rodent problem include salmonellosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and murine typhus. We would very much like to help you avoid these harmful sicknesses.

Professional Rodent Control: Why Expertise Matters

Rodents are not easy pests to deal with. Whether you are dealing with a few small rodents inside your home or one massive rat that just won’t go away, we have what you need to control the problem. Our team at Jhonny’s Pest Control offers advanced solutions to help homeowners like you handle all sorts of local pest problems.

Let us pay you a visit and identify what you are up against. We will utilize advanced treatments to help you address problems with rodents and offer some long-term strategies to keep these creatures out in the future. All you have to do is give us a call.

Prevent Rodent Recurrence: Long-Term Strategies For A Rodent-Free Home

Getting rid of rodents is only half the battle. If you want these pests to stay out of your home, you need to address the factors that draw them in. Here are some DIY tips and tricks that you might try to prevent a future infestation. 

  • Clean your home regularly and do your best to address food and drink messes as they occur.
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids, and keep bins clean.
  • Store your leftover food inside air-tight containers.
  • Address moisture problems like leaky piping, damaged fixtures, and clogged gutters. 
  • Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Address damage to windows and doors and make sure they have proper seals.

Call our team at Jhonny’s Pest Control if you are in need of rodent removal in Santa Barbara or if you would like our assistance preventing these or other local pests.