Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Downey. Rodents 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 Downey, California Downey Rodent Control – Call (562) 250-5423 Today! Not only are most people disgusted by the thought of rats or mice in their home, but these rodents also pose a number of health threats. According to the CDC, Downey rodents can carry the following diseases: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Lassa Fever Leptospirosis Plague Salmonellosis Rat-Bite Fever Tularemia Clearly, not all rodents will carry diseases. However, Downey rodents can still be a nuisance around your home because they chew on everything. It is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice and rats are involved. They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. In fact, they will even chew through a wall 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 Downey rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Downey rodent control 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. Near dryer vents Around the fireplace Around sink pipes Inside your attic Under kitchen cabinets Behind refrigerators Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. For large holes, we find that metal sheeting, lath metal or hardware cloth is the most effective. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. This probably sounds overwhelming, but don’t fret. Our Downey rodent control experts can get rid of any existing rodent problem and help prevent future ones. Just give us a call at (562) 250-5423 to schedule your consultation.