How Rodents Get Inside Sacramento Homes


December 28, 2018

It’s here, the dreaded moment when you realize you have a rodent infestation. It’s hard to be sure which is worse, seeing the creature scurry by as you turn on the light or all the droppings they leave behind everywhere they go. Realizing you have a rodent infestation is not fun. It can also make you question how they entered your house in the first place. Let’s take a look at some factors that attract rodents to homes in Sacramento.

a rodent on the patio of a sacramento home

To get inside your home, they first have to enter your property. Sometimes this is just by chance, but sometimes they’re drawn to your property for a reason. It could be the trash bin that smells appealing to them or perhaps it’s the debris in the yard that would provide the perfect hiding place. It could even be the beautiful trees in your yard that attract roof rats. Once they’re on your property, it won’t take them long to find ways inside. Some of these ways can be surprising.

A rodent can squeeze through holes that look much smaller than the size of the rodent itself. Mice and rats will use small cracks around the foundation of your home to enter in. Rodents that are great climbers, such as roof rats, have more opportunities to find openings. Roof rats even use chimneys to enter and to nest in. Broken shingles and siding could potentially be points of entry. Other places rodents nest in might include wall voids, attics, basements, and above ceilings. They may even choose to nest within insulation or other warm areas that don’t have a lot of human traffic, like stored clothing and blankets on the top shelf in the closet. To learn how you can prevent rodents, read our 10 Easy Tips for Preventing Mouse and Rat Infestations.

Dealing with rodents inside your home can be frustrating for homeowners. There are many DIY treatments out there. However, these methods can leave you disappointed and frustrated. Rodents are a threat to both your home and your health, so it’s important to eliminate them from your property as soon as possible. Here are the reasons why:

  • Rodents are responsible for spreading over 35 diseases.
  • They contaminate food storages.
  • Their nests wreak of urine and feces.
  • The damage done to your home by their gnawing can become severe and costly.
  • Their chewing can cause other damage, such as water leaks or electrical hazards from chewed wires.
  • Rodents can also bring in other pests, such as fleas and ticks.

Pro Active Pest Control can take care of your rodent infestation. You don’t have to struggle with trying to eliminate them with DIY methods. Professional pest control can save you time and energy, while preventing further damage to your home and health. Proactive is committed to providing you with excellent care. We’ll inspect your home for pests, eliminate them, and provide continual care so your home remains pest-free. Leave it to the professionals. Give us a call to learn more about our pest control options.

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