Rodents — mice, rats, and their ilk — can really put a damper on your day. Not only can they leave disease-ridden pellets all over your home, but they eat cloth and papers (ironically, they have the easiest time getting to the ones you were saving in the boxes in the back rooms.) There’s little end to the pain in the butt that THAT can cause. Of course, that doesn’t even start to cover the creepy crawlies you get on your skin from seeing them scuttling about or the grating on your nerves if you hear them chewing on the walls in the middle of the night.
If you’ve got even the slightest sign of a rat or mouse infestation, it’s time to call rodent control. San Francisco has several highly-qualified pest control companies that specialize in rats and other rodents. Even if all you have are minute gnaw-marks on your baseboards or curtain bottoms, there’s no harm in calling an inspector to find out how bad your problem really is.
The flipside, of course, is letting them sit. If you do that, you’ll soon be in trouble– given just a few months, two rodents can become eight or ten, and within a year, those numbers grow exponentially to fifty or more — as much as the food supply will allow. These little buggers multiply and hide under furniture, under patios, inside of porches, and anywhere they can find easy food, warmth, and shelter from the weather.
In the olden days of 1990-something, the Bay Area pest control company would come out with one of two options: trapping and poison. Today, there are many more options. Not only is it possible to apply simple solutions to prevent rodents from getting into your house, there are also several ways of getting rid of these creatures without killing them. Mice, for example, are allergic to (of all things) peppermint, so a simple peppermint spray will keep mice away from your property.
Call your local Bay Area rodent removal specialists as soon as you recognize that you have a potential problem — it’s always best to discover one or two mice sharing your living space than ten or twenty.