At HomeShield Pest Control, we work with homeowners to ensure their homes are bug, rat, and rodent free. We understand the areas in California and the inherent weaknesses that allow pests – especially rodents – into your home.
Eliminate rodent invasion through rodent exclusion services:
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, 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.
Steps in the rodent proofing process:
At HomeShield Pest Control, each rodent exclusion service includes the following steps:
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, dextrous 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 through 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 (optional but recommended)
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.
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.
Ready to get started?
If you’re ready to rodent proof your home, or are looking for more information about rat and rodent exclusion services, give us a call. One of our technicians can walk you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and help you get started.
Rodent Exclusion & Proofing Areas
At HomeShield Pest Control, we offer rodent exclusion & proofing services in all of the regions surrounding Sacramento, as well as the areas surrounding Los Angeles County and Orange County.
The Greater Sacramento Area
Following are the areas we service in and around Sacramento:
|El Dorado County
Los Angeles County
Following are the areas we service in Los Angeles County:
Following are the areas we service in Orange County: