If you live in the Burbank area, chances are pretty high that you’ll experience a rodent problem at some point in time. Once rodents are in your home they begin expanding their family and build a large nest. You will want a Burbank rodent control professional to get rid of them before they have a chance to do this. Have mice or rats in or around your property? Phone (818) 877-4595 so that we can help! Burbank Rats & Mice Although you may not suspect it, Burbank rodents can actually pose a health risk to your family. Mice and rats have been documented to carry some nasty diseases including: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Lassa Fever Leptospirosis Plague Salmonellosis Rat-Bite Fever Tularemia Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, you still don’t want it crawling around in your home. Rodents will try to raid your food, and may contaminate it in the process. They will also chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. Along with this damage, they also leave their excrement in their path which is another common way to detect Burbank rodents. Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food. And 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 Burbank rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Burbank rodent control specialists can perform for you. We’ve included a list of the common areas where we find rodents navigating in homes. They include: Lower corners of your attic Around doors Around your water pipes Around the fireplace Inside the attic Under kitchen cabinets 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 near the base of your home is another alternative that’s available. If this all sounds like too much work for you, don’t fear. Not only can our Burbank rodent control professionals get rid of your existing rodent problem, but they can prevent future mice and rats from being able to enter your home. Call (818) 877-4595 today to schedule an appointment.