As fall turns into winter, rodent season is starting in the Bay Area. Dropping temperatures cause rodents to search for warmer places to call home, but unfortunately, rats, mice, squirrels, and other vermin often end up inside people’s houses.
A spokesperson for the National Pest Management Association says, “Rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the United States every winter. Not only can rodents cause serious and costly property damage, but the health risks associated with them should be of serious concern to homeowners.”
Rodents such as mice, rats, and squirrels can trigger allergies, spread viruses and bacteria, and create fire hazards. Also, the pests can slip through tiny holes that a homeowner may never even realize exist.
Property owners can take strategic measures to keep an infestation from occurring. The National Pest Management Association recommends the following tips for avoiding an infestation:
- Inspect wires, insulation, and walls for signs of an infestation.
- Store boxes and containers off the floor and organize items often to prevent rodents from residing in undisturbed areas.
- Seal cracks and holes, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home.
- Keep tree branches, shrubbery, and ground covering well-trimmed and away from the house.
- Store firewood at least twenty feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
People searching for rodent control in San Jose and surrounding areas can turn to Bay Area Rodent Solutions, a fully licensed and insured rodent exclusion company. Rodent exclusion is a rodent control method that eliminates the conditions that attract vermin to a property. Because rodent exclusion prevents future infestations, it is a comprehensive, complete solution to a rodent problem in a home or business.
No other company in the Bay Area offers the level of expertise provided by Bay Area Rodent Solutions. Most pest control and extermination companies lack the specialized knowledge and skill required to protect homes and families from vermin infestations. In contrast, the Rodent Inspectors and Sanitation Technicians at Bay Area Rodent Solutions have an extensive understanding of rodent behavior and capabilities. They are also familiar with common construction practices so that they can make the best use of rodent-proof materials.
Bay Area Rodent Solutions guarantees its technicians’ work for up to three years, depending on the condition of the client’s home. The company also provides a limited rodent protection guarantee when a full rodent inspection has been completed and the technicians have performed all recommended exclusion repairs.
For over twelve years, Bay Area Rodent Solutions has been specializing in rodent inspections, exclusion repairs, and rodent cleanup and sanitation. The family-owned and operated business serves San Jose, CA and the entire Bay Area from San Francisco to Monterey and as far east as Walnut Creek.