Get Rid of Rats and Mice

Get Rid of Rats and Mice

How to get rid of rats and miceRats and mice can quickly take advantage of any source of food or shelter. These rodents normally consume food discarded by us. Rats and specially mice can fit through the tiniest of openings to gain access to a building or a room. Peninsula Rodent Control can eliminate these pests from your home, and prevent them from returning.

Habitats of Rats and Mice

Rats and Mice pathways are normally fence rails,  sill ledges, foundations, electrical wires, pipes, tree branches and conduits. We will inspect your home, outbuildings and landscape for signs of droppings, gnaw marks and burrows and other known rodent infestation signs.

Basic rodent facts you should know

Rats can fit through a 1/2-inch opening or the diameter of a thumb. Mice can fit through a 1/4-inch opening, or the diameter of a little finger.

Getting rid of Mice and Rats – DIY Prevention Tips

  • Keep food in metal or glass containers with tight fitting lids.
  • Tidy inside the house and around the garden – less clutter means less places to hide.
  • Place outdoor rubbish bags in bins with securely fitted lids to stop them feeding from contents.
  • Clean up pet food and bird seed debris, and store pet food in robust containers with fitted lids – preferably above ground level.
  • Keep gardens free from debris and keep clutter to a minimum.
  • If you have a compost heap don’t include organic food waste, as this will attract them.
  • If you have already spotted signs of rodents, such as droppings, prevention may already be too late.
    We would advise you to act quickly to get rid of rats and prevent a larger infestation of developing.

Call Peninsula Rodent Control (650)701-7634 to speak to a specialist.

Keep Mice out of Your House

Rodent Proofing

As part of of the process of rodent elimination, we can identify the areas in need of rodent proofing, to prevent further infestation.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to close all holes in exterior and interior walls, permitting no openings over 1/4 of an inch, particularly around doors and windows Install self-closing devices on frequently used door ways.

Other rodent proofing steps we might take:

  • When necessary we can also install vinyl or runner sweep seals under garage doors to eliminate any gaps.
  • Tighten seals around pipes, drains and vents.
  • Cap chimneys and make sure they’re in good condition.
    Recommended Rodent-Proofing Materials

It’s important to identify conditions that enable the rodent problem to exist, and then implement corrective measures.

Habitat Reduction

Eliminate the rodent’s food and water source.
Identify habitat areas and eliminate them indoors and outdoors.
Keep grass and vegetation cut short. Tall grass protects rodents from predators.
Cut back overhanging trees. Overhanging trees provide dark, shadowy areas where rodents feel safe and protected.
Remove piles of debris from the exterior of the structure. Garbage and clutter around the perimeter are habitat areas for rodents.
Establish a 2-foot-wide barrier of cement or crushed rock around the structure.
Improve sanitation practices in and around the house.

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