We can help with Rodent Proofing Your Roseville home.
Rodents are attracted to our garbage where they look forward to enjoying our left overs.
Rats and mice gravitate toward human residents, and commercial areas within our communities in search for shelter and their next meal. Unfortunately, the presence of rodents in our homes often causes significant concern because rodents can do extensive damage by gnawing their way through wood, paper, clothing, and other materials to get into containers, cupboards, drawers and other areas. They may also carry diseases or parasites that could be passed on to you or your pets.
Precautions must be taken against disease by properly cleaning areas where mice or rats have been.
We find that often the same homes are repeat targets for rodent infestations. Many home owners experience a never ending cycle of baiting and trapping rodents year after year. This usually happens because the home owner takes the approach of getting rid of a rat infestation or a mouse infestation instead of preventing one. Rodent infestations can be prevented by rodent proofing your home.
The first step in rodent proofing your home is to inspect the foundation all the way around the home.
Be sure to check any crack, gap or hole that is ¼” or larger. Cracks need to be repaired and sealed to prevent any invaders. With larger holes or gaps you may need to use sheet metal or hardware cloth with less than ¼” mesh to repair the area. Further, check all doors, door frames, windows and window frames. Replace any weather stripping that does not create a tight seal. Replace any broken window panes. Replace any damaged window or door screens and repair any gap, hole or crack around frames that are ¼” or larger. If gnawing damage is present on doors, a metal kick plate should be installed to prevent any additional gnawing. Also, inspect all trees and hedges near your home. Any tree branches or hedges that touch or hang over your house should be cut back to prevent rodents from using them as pathways onto and into your house.
Keep grass short and trim bottom of hedges or bushes to expose soil beneath and eliminate rodent harborage areas. In addition, be sure to check the roof. Check shingles, roof ventilators and vent screens to be sure they are secure and undamaged, replacing or repairing as needed. Make sure the chimney is capped to prevent animal entry.
Make sure any gap or hole larger than ¼” around the wire cable or pipe is sealed properly.
One should take into account that brick and stone houses are easy for rats to climb. At times using high gloss paint all the way around the structure will help to deter climbing. Be sure to remove any food or water from pets such as bird feeders when possible. When cleaning up any rodent feces and urine found during the inspection, be sure to protect yourself by wearing protective gloves and a respirator to avoid breathing in any fecal matter. Use a bleach solution to clean rodent nesting areas and entry points to get rid of any pheromones left behind that may attract future rodents.
To properly prevent an infestation or to eliminate one safely, be sure to call a pest control professional.
We service Roseville every day and have learned much about this great city. It’s currently the 3rd largest city in Placer County with a population of about 128,000
The character of Roseville has changed over the years, as the city grew from its small-town beginnings to its status as a major urban development, but it has retained some of its historic beginnings. Roseville is no longer a railroad town, but the Union Pacific Railroad is still the sixth largest employer and visitors can now visit the revitalized historic Vernon Street and old Downtown areas
Roseville started as a settlement that was originally a stage coach station called Girders. According to the Roseville Historical Society, in 1864 the Central Pacific Railroad tracks were constructed eastward from Sacramento. The city was a railroad town for decades, with the railroad employing up to 1,225 people by 1929, and this was out of a population of only 6,425 people. With the onset of World War II, the rail yards became busier than ever, and the post-war building boom brought continued prosperity.
In 1985 the population stood at 28,988 people. Five years later it was 44,685 people, and by the year 2000 it was 74,234 people. Some of this growth was fueled by the location of major employers, such as Hewlett Packard (in 1979) and NEC (in 1983). While the rest was simple urban sprawl as people moved out of Sacramento or close enough to commute to jobs nearby.