Jun 292011

Most residents, experience a rodent problem at some point. They are notorious for getting into homes and creating large families. You need to get to the rats and mice before this happens.

Mice and Rats in El Cajon, California

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Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. They can carry the following diseases:

  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Tularemia

Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re not something you want crawling around in your home. They will try to raid your food, and may contaminate it in the process. Nothing will stop a rat. It will chew through anything on its way to food. Rats will even chew through walls if they think there is food on the other side.

Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed.

That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place.

This is a service that our specialists can perform for you.

Below is a list of common places to find holes in your home that can be used by a mouse or rat. They include:

  • Lower corners of your attic
  • Around doors
  • Around your water pipes
  • Around the fireplace
  • Inside the attic
  • Under kitchen cabinets

We have found that steel wool is one of the most effective materials for closing these gaps. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available.

We know this sounds like a lot to do, but don’t worry. Our rodent control experts can get rid of any existing problem and help prevent future ones. Just give us a call at (619) 565-1615 to schedule your consultation.

Jun 292011

We are proud of defending the residents from bed bugs.

It would appear that infestations in El Cajon are on an upswing. We aren’t certain as to why there’s a surge of bed bugs, but it’s likely caused by many more people purchasing used furniture from Craigslist and inadvertently bringing these home.

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The thought of bed bugs in your own home probably will strike fear within you. They’re among the pests that you really can’t ignore. While you’re sleeping, they come out to feed on you. They feed on humans by piercing the skin with what’s called a stylet. They use this stylet to saw through human flesh to find blood vessels for feeding. They can then suck the blood of the human for five to 10 mins before returning to its hiding place. The area where they have fed will most likely swell and itch.

Bed bugs are wonderful at staying concealed so you may not see them for a while. They will often hide in small crevices and only emerge at night. Typically, people don’t know they have a bug problem until they have been attacked during sleep. Also, if you see blood or fecal spots on your bedsheets, it’s best to call us quickly.

You shouldn’t sleep in your home if you think that you’ve got a bed bug infestation.

You ought to contact our licensed pros at (619) 565-1615 if you think that you have this problem. Not all treatments are exactly the same, so contact us today to have our experts come out to your home.

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