Are There Rodents Living Inside Your Sacramento Walls?
August 15, 2022 - rodents
What is the biggest difference between wild rodents in Sacramento and pet rodents? In our opinion, there is only one thing that really sets these creatures apart, captivity. Although they can be trained, most pet rodents would run away if given the chance. If you have ever owned a rat, mouse, or hamster and had them get out of their cage, you know what we are talking about. A rodent's natural drive is to roam freely. Keeping this in mind, if you are worried about wild rodents crawling around freely inside your Sacramento home, we are here to help. To have an infestation of rodents removed from your walls, call our Sacramento pest control team at EcoTech Pest Management. To learn more about these pests, keep reading.
One thing you should know about rodents is how to exclude them from your home. These pests find their way indoors through cracks in your foundation, damaged window screens, and other openings. To help you keep different types of rodents outside where they belong, here are five exclusion tips to use today:
- Use some silicone caulk and pieces of steel wool to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
- Install door sweeps under exterior doors.
- Make sure your home’s screens are in good working condition.
- Install metal mesh over exterior ventilation pipes and unprotected out spouts.
- Keep unscreened windows and doors closed when they are not in use.
How To Bait Rodents Out Of Your Walls
If you hear rodents crawling around inside your walls at night and you are looking for a way to bait them out, you have a few options. To start, we do not recommend glue traps and pesticides as they are inhumane. Pesticides can also be harmful to humans and pets if used improperly. Keeping this in mind, snap traps are the way to go. To increase your chances of eliminating rodents, bait snap traps with peanut butter and place them in the areas where you suspect rodents are traveling, places such as beneath counters, in the back of the pantry, and along basement walls. This method is not a perfect solution to get rid of rodents but it will help with small infestations of just a couple of these pests. For larger rodent problems, do not waste your time on trapping, get a professional involved.
Deterring Rodents From A Particular Area In Your Home
Rodents invade homes for three reasons, to find food, to find water, and to find shelter. The best way to deter rodents from certain areas indoors is to restrict their access to these three things. Here are a few good ways to do this:
- Store leftovers, pet food, and pantry items inside air-tight containers.
- Clean up food messes and drink spills as they occur.
- Address moisture issues indoors.
- Make sure trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
- Reduce clutter indoors.
- Keep up with general chores like dishes, sweeping, and keeping counters cleaned.
Humane Rodent Infestation Treatments In Sacramento
If you are against hurting rodents but want to remove an infestation from your home, we have options at EcoTech Pest Management. Our baiting and trapping techniques are designed to safely relocate rodents into the wild where they won’t find their way back to human dwellings. It all starts with a thorough inspection. By checking your home for pests, our technicians will assess your risk, identify rodents indoors, and determine how future invaders might get indoors. All of this allows us to put in place a plan of action to solve your pest problems fast.
Call now if you have questions about California rodents or if you would like to learn more about home pest control and commercial pest control in Sacramento. We will schedule an appointment for your home and property and get you on the road to a rodent-free dwelling.