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Rodents In Oceanside Could Spell Trouble For Homeowners

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Rodents In Oceanside Could Spell Trouble For Homeowners

Your home is an investment; you bought it as a refuge. Your house is to be a place you can relax with family and friends; it is not a place you want to share with rodents. It is upsetting to hear the sound of scratching underneath the floor or inside the walls. It is frustrating to find droppings behind appliances or in the pantry. 

If you have seen a rodent in your house or rodents scurrying near your home, it is time to call the Oceanside pest control professionals from Bull's Eye Pest Control. We've been eliminating pests and rodents from California homes since 2002, and we can stop the rodents in your Oceanside home so you can relax in your refuge. 

Signs Of Rodents In Your Home

The word rodent is from the Latin verb rodere, which means "to gnaw." Common types of rodents in Oceanside homes are Norway rats and house mice. Rodents have a pair of front incisors used to chew through wires, plastic, cardboard, and other materials, so one sign of rodents includes gnaw marks. 

Another indication of rodents in the house is finding rod-shaped fecal material behind appliances, inside cabinets, and along baseboards. Mice and rats follow pathways to food. As they walk the food trails, they rub against walls leaving oily marks, another sign of infestation. An indication of a path in the house includes rub marks, fecal droppings, and tracks. A final infestation sign of rodents is an odor from their urine. 

If these signs are present in your house, rodent control from Bull's Eye Pest Control is necessary to prevent further damage and keep your family safe from disease. 

Can Rodents In Your House Make You Sick?

Yes, rodents can make you sick because they carry as many as 35 diseases. Norway rats contaminate surfaces with bacteria and viruses that can cause diseases such as leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, tularemia, and salmonellosis. House mice defile the house with the same infections plus lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM). 

Infections from these pathogens via a bite or contamination from a rodent may result in little or no symptoms or inflammation of the brain or spinal cord (meningitis), liver failure, and possibly death. Don't put your family at risk from domestic rodents like rats and mice in your Oceanside home. 

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Rodents In Oceanside

Because rodents can spread disease by biting or by contact with their disease-ridden fur, the best way to get rid of rodents in Oceanside is to contact Bull's Eye Pest Control. We understand that hearing rodents scratch inside walls, seeing their footprints, oily rub marks, and droppings — not to mention seeing a rodent — is upsetting; therefore, we offer quick response times when you reach out to us. 

We will assess your situation and develop a treatment strategy using safe, effective, and cutting-edge methods to eliminate rodents in your Oceanside home.  

Tips To Keep Rodents Away From Your Home For Good

Once our experts at Bull's Eye Pest Control have eradicated the rodents from your Oceanside home, we recommend implementing these prevention tips: 

  • Repair leaky pipes
  • Store dog and cat food before bed
  • Fix holes in screen doors and windows
  • Seal any cracks and crevices in the foundation 
  • Use door sweeps on the bottom of exterior doors
  • Clean out the garage and remove unneeded debris 
  • Close garbage can lids on both indoor and outdoor cans
  • Seal gaps around pipes and wires leading into the home
  • Store flours, beans, and other food products in plastic containers 

The goal is to keep rodents out of the house after our team has eradicated them. Utilizing these tips, plus our highly-trained pest control team from Bull's Eye Pest Control will ensure a rodent-free environment in your Oceanside home. 

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