San Diego Rodent Control
Rodents like rats live outside and seek food in all kinds of places. If they enter your home, rodents can contaminate food, cause structural damage, and transmit disease. Implementing these DIY methods of rodent control in San Diego will help you keep these unwelcome pests away from your home. And for professional assistance, contact Joshua’s Pest Control for comprehensive rodent control inside and outside your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
San Diego homes can attract rodents because of several factors, including:
Ease of Access
Most rodents are both small in size and efficient climbers. This combination means they can easily find ways inside, often by climbing plants to find a way in. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out on shrubs and trees near your home. Rodents can use overhanging branches as a bridge to enter your space. Also, rats and mice don’t need an abundance of space to enter your house; all they need is a hole small enough to squeeze through, dime-sized or larger.
Warmth and Comfort
Like most mammals, rodents are instinctively drawn to places where they can find warmth and comfort. Since human homes are usually warm and have plenty of places to hide, they are very attractive to rodents.
Availability of Food and Moisture
Rodents are always on the search for food and water. Food that isn’t in sealed, air-tight containers can attract mice and rats. And don’t forget your pet’s bowl—rodents will quite happily eat pet food, so avoid leaving pet food out all day.
Water leaks and spills that aren’t addressed can also contribute to rodent infestations.
Rodents can be a year-round problem. They tend to infiltrate homes most often during colder times of the year and then return outside as temperatures warm. Outside, you’re most likely to see rodents in San Diego between August and the end of October.